Manchester City EDS tasted success and defeat in a matter of days as they faced Derby County and Bradford City in quick succession.
On his return from injury it was Lukas Nmecha who stole the show at the Academy Stadium. Introduced at half time the forward netted a hat trick to announce his return in style.
In the midweek Checkatrade Trophy tie Davies named a young squad, which included three 16-year-olds, to face the high-flying League 1 outfit.
Adam Thompson and Alex Jones put the Bantams ahead in the first half before Rabbi Matondo pulled one back in what was a spirited second half performance.