FA Cup giantkiller Bradford slays new EPL victim to reach quarterfinals

    Jon Stead is mobbed by teammates after scoring his side's crucial second goal in the 2-0 win over Sunderland in the English FA Cup fifth round tie.

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    • Third-flight Bradford City beats EPL Sunderland in FA Cup
    • Bradford stunned EPL leader Chelsea in previous round
    • Arsenal continues FA Cup defense by beating Middlesbrough 2-0
    • Barcelona thrashes Levante to keep pace with Real Madrid in La Liga

    (CNN)Third-flight Bradford City claimed another English Premier League scalp to reach the quarterfinals of the FA Cup, football's oldest cup competition

    Not content with coming from two goals down to stun Chelsea in the previous round, Bradford followed up Sunday with a 2-0 victory over Sunderland at Valley Parade.
      An early own goal from John O'Shea and a Jon Stead strike on the hour mark helped continue Bradford's fairytale cup run in a pulsating fifth round tie.
      Stead was scoring for the fifth straight round as the underdogs reached the last eight of the FA Cup for the first time since 1976 -- just one win away from a semifinal and a return to the famous Wembley stadium.
      It is not the first time the Bantams, under the management of Phil Parkinson, have caused cup upsets against EPL opposition, reaching the final of the 2012-13 English League Cup before losing 5-0 to Swansea at Wembley.
      Bradford was then in the fourth-flight of English football and has since been promoted to the tier above, but still ranked 37 places below Sunderland.
      It did not show as Billy Clarke's third minute shot took a wicked deflection off former Manchester United star O'Shea to leave his side immediately on the backfoot.