Jubilant Phil Parkinson insisted City’s Wembley-bound cup heroes will go down in history.
The Bantams will face either Chelsea or Swansea in next month’s Capital One Cup final after writing another extraordinary chapter in the story of their season.
James Hanson’s second-half header proved enough at Villa Park last night to see off a third Premier League scalp. Aston Villa won 2-1 but City’s 4-3 aggregate advantage took them through to a first final for over a century.
Parkinson said: “These lads will be remembered in the history of Bradford City for years to come.
“There’s a 1911 lounge to celebrate the FA Cup victory from that year. One day there’ll be another one named after these players for this cup run and what they have achieved.
“This is a moment to savour. To be a part of what we’ve achieved is something I’ll never forget.
“I think this is massive for the city of Bradford. It can really galvanise the area.
“They’ve been through some really tough times. There hasn’t been a lot to cheer for a Bradford City supporter so I’m glad we’ve given them reason to walk into work with their heads held high.”
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