Bradford City boss Graham Alexander has admitted he ‘didn’t see Wycombe scoring’ in his side’s 1-0 EFL Trophy semi-final loss at Valley Parade.

The Bantams dominated for large periods of the contest but suffered a last-minute strike from Matt Butcher to send the Chairboys to Wembley for the third time in five seasons.

It was cruel on the ex-Premier League team, who registered 10 more shots on goal than Wanderers.

Wycombe’s goal in the 91st minute was only their second attempt on target in the entire fixture.

Their first was midway through the opening half.

Alexander said: “It’s a cruel sport sometimes and there’s nothing crueller than conceding a last-minute winner when you’ve been so on top in a cup semi-final.

“It was a devastating blow for us.

“We certainly deserve better than what we got but that’s sometimes how football goes.

“There were a couple of others where I felt we could have been a bit more clinical. But that would be picking little bits out of an top-notch performance.

“I didn’t see them scoring.

“I didn’t think they had any pressure around our goal.

“But you’ve got to give the Wycombe defenders and goalkeeper a lot of credit because they made a couple of really good blocks and some fantastic saves.”

“I was proud of the players and I’m devastated for them.”

Wycombe also defeated Bradford at Valley Parade in the FA Cup back in November.