League One
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Crewe Alexandra 1-0 Bristol City

Jamie Ness
Ness has made 12 appearances for Crewe but his strike against Bristol City was his first goal

On-loan midfielder Jamie Ness fired the only goal as bottom club Crewe upset 10-man Bristol City at Gresty Road.

Ness found the top corner after good work by sub George Cooper as City paid the price for Derrick Williams's dismissal for a foul on Uche Ikpeazu.

Crewe goalkeeper Ben Garratt made two point-blank saves in the first half, while opposite number Frank Fielding superbly denied Anthony Grant.

City almost levelled late on when Aden Flint's header was blocked on the line.

Cooper was in the perfect position by the post to keep the ball out, but moments later he wasted a great chance to kill the game at the other end when he shot wide.

The win was Crewe's first in League One since beating Peterborough on 21 October, but they remained at the foot of the table on goal difference below Leyton Orient, with the visitors hanging on to top spot by a point after only their third defeat of the season.

Bristol City boss Steve Cotterill told BBC Radio Bristol:

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Steve Cotterill: Bristol City manager on Crewe loss

"If he's going to send Derrick off, and Derrick deserved to be sent off, then I think he could have sent off their striker Ikpeazu as well for persistent fouling.

"I wouldn't encourage that, I really would not encourage that, but we've been on the rough end of it today because he didn't give us anything.

"Well, he's one of three referees who have seen us beat this season, so congratulations to him.

"We've created enough chances to win two or three games. Having said that, we've got to take them."

Line-ups

Crewe

  • 13Garratt
  • 4Davis
  • 30Tate
  • 5RayBooked at 53mins
  • 19Baillie
  • 42Grant
  • 28Ness
  • 7TurtonSubstituted forCooperat 69'minutes
  • 24Leigh
  • 34IkpeazuBooked at 45minsSubstituted forNolanat 77'minutes
  • 35AjoseSubstituted forHaberat 88'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Shearer
  • 11Cooper
  • 14Saunders
  • 18Nolan
  • 20Jones
  • 23Ng
  • 25Haber

Bristol City

  • 1Fielding
  • 2Little
  • 22Ayling
  • 4Flint
  • 3WilliamsBooked at 50mins
  • 17Cunningham
  • 8ElliottSubstituted forPackat 31'minutes
  • 7Smith
  • 15FreemanSubstituted forEmmanuel-Thomasat 84'minutes
  • 18Wilbraham
  • 19AgardSubstituted forSmithat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Osborne
  • 9Smith
  • 10Emmanuel-Thomas
  • 11Wagstaff
  • 12Kane
  • 13Richards
  • 21Pack
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
4,927

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamBristol City
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home14
Away13
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away11
Fouls
Home14
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Bristol City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Bristol City 0.

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

Foul by Marlon Pack (Bristol City).

Attempt missed. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas (Bristol City) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Marcus Haber replaces Nicky Ajose.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by George Ray.

Aaron Wilbraham (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Liam Nolan (Crewe Alexandra).

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas replaces Luke Freeman.

Attempt blocked. Korey Smith (Bristol City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Aden Flint.

Attempt blocked. James Baillie (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Liam Nolan (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked.

Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Ben Garratt.

Attempt saved. Aaron Wilbraham (Bristol City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Liam Nolan replaces Uche Ikpeazu.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City. Matt Smith replaces Kieran Agard.

Foul by Marlon Pack (Bristol City).

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

Goal!

Goal! Crewe Alexandra 1, Bristol City 0. Jamie Ness (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by George Cooper.

Foul by Luke Ayling (Bristol City).

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

Hand ball by Uche Ikpeazu (Crewe Alexandra).

Foul by Luke Freeman (Bristol City).

James Baillie (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. George Cooper replaces Oliver Turton.

Luke Ayling (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra).

Attempt missed. Kieran Agard (Bristol City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

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

Attempt blocked. Luke Freeman (Bristol City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Aden Flint (Bristol City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Nicky Ajose (Crewe Alexandra).

Attempt saved. Uche Ikpeazu (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Booking

George Ray (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card.

Kieran Agard (Bristol City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City21126337201742
2MK Dons20125347192841
3Swindon21125439211841
4Preston21125434201441
5Sheff Utd219662724333
6Rochdale2194838271131
7Notts County208752722531
8Bradford218672826230
9Peterborough219392826230
10Oldham217952831-330
11Chesterfield217772929028
12Fleetwood217682120127
13Walsall216961918127
14Barnsley217593234-226
15Port Vale217592730-326
16Doncaster207582127-626
17Coventry216782429-525
18Scunthorpe206592635-923
19Gillingham215792431-722
20Crawley215792032-1222
21Colchester2155112638-1220
22Yeovil2155111831-1320
23Leyton Orient2147102533-819
24Crewe2154121739-2219
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