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Bradford player goes viral with slip, pirouette, lose the ball, gives up and attempts retrieve

Bradford City player Yann Songo’o goes viral with a video showing him slip, pirouette, lose the ball, gives up and attempts at a retrieve.

The bizarre moment lasts around 12 seconds and opponents Stockport County had a little fun with it, including it in their own highlights video.

It came in the 95th minute, with the commentator heard saying: “Oh, terrible slip by Songo’o, what on earth happened there?!”

The Bantams’ unbeaten run and home record came to an end as they suffered a 1-0 defeat to the hatters, easing pressure on manager Dave Challinor.

Stockport had lost all five of their games on the road this season but stopped the rot with a deserved victory at Valley Parade.

Antoni Sarcevic gave early signs of Stockport’s intentions by forcing a good save from Harry Lewis after two minutes.

Harry Chapman saw his effort hit the bar for Bradford and saw another cross-shot palmed away by Stockport goalkeeper Vitezslav Jaros.

The visitors played on the front foot, strikers Paddy Madden and Kyle Wootton caused Bradford problems, and went ahead from the penalty spot after 26 minutes.

Sarcevic was bundled over by Timi Odusina and Madden slotted home the spot-kick.

Manager Mark Hughes and assistant Glyn Hodges receiving a booking as Bradford became frustrated.

Substitute Yann Songo’o sent his effort wide from Tyreik Wright’s free-kick, and Stockport continued to defend resolutely.

It could have been 2-0 when Ash Palmer’s close-range header was superbly kept out by Lewis, with Challinor’s side good value for the all three points.

Mark Hughes’ side falls to sixth in the League Two standings following the defeat and will be hoping to bounce back when they travel to face Salford City this Saturday.

He said: “I was disappointed with the first-half performance. We never really dealt with Stockport’s forward players, and they messed us around too much.

“We had a bit of apprehension in our play, for whatever reason. I did not think that would be the case, but we looked a bit nervous initially and, as a consequence, that encouraged them to cause us problems.

“We made a few changes and were much better in the second half. There was a lot of time wasting which we have come to expect, but we put ourselves in a situation where we were chasing the game, and it is always difficult under those circumstances.

“We had a few chances but never really hit the heights we know we are capable of. Credit to Stockport, I thought they proved themselves to be a good team.

“In the first half, they engaged and showed the quality they have. Over the 90 minutes, though, it was not what we were looking for.”

With a full week to work on the training field now ahead of a trip to Salford City next Saturday, Hughes is looking for a reaction from his players, which he is confident of getting.

“We will get a reaction, without a shadow of a doubt,” the Welshman added.

“I said in midweek that there would be times this season where we do not play particularly well, but it is important that, when we do get beaten, we bounce back quickly. That is our intention.

“We are not going to dwell on this. We will take the learnings we need to, of which there are quite a few. We have week to look forward to Salford, and will need to be a lot better than we were today.

“The full week helps. We can focus on key areas of the field where we know we were not as good as we can be today. Opponents will always try to affect you, which Stockport did too adversely, and we did not really have enough nous to be able to stop that, unfortunately.”

Stockport boss Dave Challinor urged his side to build on their 1-0 win.

He said: “All wins are big but, when we’ve been on the run that we have, we felt this was an opportunity to give the players a big boost confidence-wise.

“You have to get over hurdles, especially when you’ve been on a run like us.

“We have done that by winning away from home at a good side who will undoubtedly be up there.

“I think we’re a good side and truly believe in the group we’ve got. Hopefully this can be the start of a run for us.”

Challinor added: “The second half was a monumental effort physically to stop them. I would have loved to have been more than one goal to the good, but we had to dig in and show a different part to what makes a good team.”

There was plenty of reaction as Bradford player Yann Songo’o goes viral with a slip, pirouette, lose the ball, gives up and then attempts a retrieve…

@BrockersMark: One of the funniest I’ve seen!

@GazScFc: Absolutely belting made my day that they put it in the highlights 😂

@AndyMidgley74: Typifies our afternoon! 😂🙈

@HigginsAlan: Sums us up on Saturday does that 😂😂😂

@lukej___: @songoo24 absolute hero

@Em_BCAFC: Quality football in L2

@BrettAngellsle1: Seriously i laugh badly every time i watch this

@HaveANiceClay: When fifa goes wrong @marcfirth316

@brad_wilkins12: Gets better the more you watch it I swear😂 #stockportcounty

@JohnWhelo: It’s the commentary that does it …. Imagine having the ability of a FTSE 100 CEO and devoting your life to running an underperforming factory in Edgeley. You will be loved and revered forever @JonKeighren because you make life far more bearable than it should be 🤝🙏🏾💕😂

@Kieran_Holden: My last 5-a-side appearance before hanging up the astros.

@LeeWozza: League 2 🙃

@thescreenster: The little pivot and realisation the ball stayed in play makes this

@OfficialScottyT: This is just glorious.

@BCAFCOK: Best thing about that game 🤣🤣

@Seanjames344: To be honest that about summed up the performance on Saturday!

@ploehmann: It’s like when you dummy throw a ball to a dog, but keep the ball, leaving the dog looking wild and bewildered 😂

@harmann03: Still spinning 🤣🤣

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