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Bristol City 0-0 Crewe Alexandra

Matt Tootle in action for Crewe.

Crewe Alexandra earned a hard-fought point against Bristol City to stay one place outside the League One drop zone.

The visitors started well with early efforts from Matthias Pogba and Matt Tootle both going wide.

The Robins came close to breaking the deadlock through Marlon Pack's shot from 35 yards.

Crewe had a great chance to win it late on when the ball dropped to Tootle but his shot flashed across the face of goal from six yards.

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Steve Cotterill: Bristol City manager on Crewe draw

Bristol City manager Steve Cotterill: "Probably a bit of an anti-climax today, I felt it was a real party atmosphere, I felt as though we needed to score in the game.

It wasn't quite that zip or that hunger that there has been in recent performances which is understandable, I've been waiting for about three weeks for that type of performance to come.

"It wasn't a bad one; it was almost that easy, we could pass it for fun. But we didn't have enough penetration certainly in the early part of the game.

"We needed to score a goal I felt today, I thought the crowd were terrific, absolutely terrific today, they have been since I've been at the club but I thought today they made it such a fantastic place."

Line-ups

Bristol City

  • 30Moore
  • 11WagstaffSubstituted forBurnsat 70'minutes
  • 17Cunningham
  • 36Nosworthy
  • 3Williams
  • 35Osborne
  • 21Pack
  • 8Elliott
  • 10Emmanuel-ThomasSubstituted forPatersonat 72'minutes
  • 9Baldock
  • 34GillettSubstituted forReidat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Moloney
  • 7Kelly
  • 14Reid
  • 19Pearson
  • 24Paterson
  • 27Burns
  • 32Richards

Crewe

  • 21Garratt
  • 16Guthrie
  • 2Tootle
  • 42Grant
  • 5Ellis
  • 6Dugdale
  • 20Turton
  • 18Nolan
  • 30Ikpeazu
  • 9PogbaSubstituted forInmanat 87'minutes
  • 11Moore

Substitutes

  • 1Phillips
  • 3Mellor
  • 7Clayton
  • 12Ray
  • 14Inman
  • 22Evans
  • 29Waters
Referee:
Eddie Ilderton
Attendance:
14,477

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol CityAway TeamCrewe
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home8
Away9
Shots on Target
Home1
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home6
Away3

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol City 0, Crewe Alexandra 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol City 0, Crewe Alexandra 0.

Attempt missed. Wade Elliott (Bristol City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Bradden Inman replaces Mathias Pogba.

Attempt missed. Matt Tootle (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Marlon Pack (Bristol City) header from the centre of the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Mark Ellis.

Foul by Wes Burns (Bristol City).

Jon Guthrie (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Bobby Reid (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Bobby Reid.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Derrick Williams.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Bobby Reid replaces Simon Gillett.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Martin Paterson replaces Jay Emmanuel-Thomas.

Liam Nolan (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Simon Gillett (Bristol City).

Attempt missed. Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Wes Burns replaces Scott Wagstaff.

Attempt missed. Simon Gillett (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Oliver Turton.

Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Wade Elliott (Bristol City).

Attempt blocked. Sam Baldock (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Mark Ellis.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Adam Dugdale.

Attempt saved. Jon Guthrie (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Uche Ikpeazu (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Marlon Pack (Bristol City).

Attempt saved. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Nyron Nosworthy.

Second Half

Second Half begins Bristol City 0, Crewe Alexandra 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Bristol City 0, Crewe Alexandra 0.

Attempt blocked. Mathias Pogba (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Marlon Pack (Bristol City).

Foul by Oliver Turton (Crewe Alexandra).

Derrick Williams (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Mathias Pogba (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from very close range is blocked.

Jon Guthrie (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Scott Wagstaff (Bristol City).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Wolves4530105863155100
2Brentford452710870432791
3Preston452316671442785
4Leyton Orient4524111082443883
5Rotherham452314884572783
6Peterborough452341872581473
7Swindon45199176257566
8Sheff Utd441712154544163
9MK Dons45179196262060
10Port Vale45186215973-1460
11Walsall451416154948158
12Bristol City451318146966357
13Bradford451317155553256
14Crawley441413174753-655
15Oldham441412184857-954
16Gillingham45157235978-1952
17Coventry451613167375-251
18Colchester451214195261-950
19Notts County45154266376-1349
20Crewe451212215279-2748
21Tranmere451211225177-2647
22Carlisle441111224373-3044
23Stevenage45119254670-2442
24Shrewsbury45914224364-2141
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