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Plymouth Argyle 2-1 Crewe Alexandra

Substitute Nate Blissett's brilliant header helped Plymouth fight back to beat Crewe at Home Park and take top spot in League Two.

Crewe dominated the first half after taking an early lead against their already-promoted hosts.

James Jones volleyed the Alex in front from 20 yards when Argyle failed to clear George Cooper's corner.

Luke McCormick then made a brilliant save to deny Cooper as the visitors pressed.

Crewe goalkeeper Ben Garratt made a superb save to deny Blissett, and force a corner, but from the set-piece Argyle levelled when target man Ryan Taylor spun to redirect David Fox's shot into the far corner.

Blissett, who came on as a second-half replacement for Jake Jervis, powered home a header from Graham Carey's cross from the left to cap an incredible five-minute turnaround.

Match report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Plymouth

  • 23McCormick
  • 2Miller
  • 4Songo'oSubstituted forBradleyat 51'minutes
  • 31Sokolik
  • 3Sawyer
  • 7SarcevicBooked at 45mins
  • 24Fox
  • 14JervisSubstituted forBlissettat 45'minutes
  • 10CareyBooked at 71mins
  • 16KennedySubstituted forSlewat 90'minutes
  • 19Taylor

Substitutes

  • 6Smith
  • 8Slew
  • 9Spencer
  • 11Donaldson
  • 13Blissett
  • 15Bradley
  • 21Dorel

Crewe

  • 1Garratt
  • 2Turton
  • 18Bingham
  • 23NgBooked at 72mins
  • 14Bakayogo
  • 25AinleySubstituted forBoweryat 67'minutes
  • 8Jones
  • 21Wintle
  • 24Cooke
  • 9Dagnall
  • 11CooperSubstituted forLoweryat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 16Bowery
  • 17Udoh
  • 20Kirk
  • 30Pickering
  • 31Dawber
  • 35Finney
  • 36Lowery
Referee:
Trevor Kettle
Attendance:
13,313

Match Stats

Home TeamPlymouthAway TeamCrewe
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home8
Away9
Shots on Target
Home3
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away9
Fouls
Home13
Away4

Live Text

Match ends, Plymouth Argyle 2, Crewe Alexandra 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Plymouth Argyle 2, Crewe Alexandra 1.

Attempt saved. Zoumana Bakayogo (Crewe Alexandra) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Jakub Sokolik (Plymouth Argyle).

Chris Dagnall (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Chris Dagnall (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Jordan Slew replaces Matthew Kennedy.

Attempt missed. Tom Lowery (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Gary Miller.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Gary Sawyer.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Matthew Kennedy.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Matthew Kennedy.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Gary Miller.

Foul by Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle).

Chris Dagnall (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. David Fox (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 2, Crewe Alexandra 1. Nathan Blissett (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Graham Carey following a corner.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Perry Ng.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Tom Lowery replaces George Cooper.

Attempt missed. George Cooper (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Plymouth Argyle 1, Crewe Alexandra 1. Ryan Taylor (Plymouth Argyle) right footed shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Gary Sawyer.

Attempt saved. Nathan Blissett (Plymouth Argyle) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Ben Garratt.

Matthew Kennedy (Plymouth Argyle) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Perry Ng (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Perry Ng (Crewe Alexandra).

Foul by Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle).

George Cooper (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Jordan Bowery replaces Callum Ainley.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Ryan Wintle.

Corner, Plymouth Argyle. Conceded by Oliver Turton.

Attempt missed. George Cooper (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Graham Carey (Plymouth Argyle) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Gary Miller.

Foul by Antoni Sarcevic (Plymouth Argyle).

Zoumana Bakayogo (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sonny Bradley (Plymouth Argyle).

George Cooper (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Delay in match Billy Bingham (Crewe Alexandra) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Plymouth Argyle. Sonny Bradley replaces Yann Songo'o because of an injury.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth452681170452586
2Doncaster4525101084533185
3Portsmouth452591173393484
4Luton451917967422574
5Exeter452181673532071
6Carlisle451717116666068
7Blackpool4517161266452167
8Stevenage45207186760767
9Cambridge45199175849966
10Colchester451812156557866
11Wycombe451812155753466
12Mansfield451714145248465
13Accrington451614155656062
14Grimsby451710185862-461
15Barnet451415165660-457
16Notts County45168215374-2156
17Crewe451313195466-1252
18Morecambe451410215270-1852
19Yeovil451117174962-1350
20Cheltenham451214194863-1550
21Crawley451311215169-1850
22Newport451112224972-2345
23Hartlepool451013225274-2243
24Leyton Orient45106294684-3836
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