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Port Vale 0-1 Crewe Alexandra

Chris Dagnall scored the only goal of the game as Crewe saw off 10-man Port Vale in a feisty local derby.

The striker's first-half effort extended the Alex's unbeaten start to the season to four league games, as well as securing bragging rights over nearby Vale.

Vale, who had veteran midfielder Michael Tonge sent off for a reckless challenge 11 minutes before half time, have now lost three league games on the spin.

Crewe took the lead after 30 minutes when Dagnall beat the offside trap to nod in George Cooper's ball from the left.

Just four minutes later Vale had Tonge was sent off for a high tackle on Cooper.

The home side almost restored parity on 52 minutes when Tom Pope's back-post header hit the bar and bounced on the goal-line, before Marcus Harness' follow-up was cleared off the line.

Vale continued to press for an equaliser, but their search ended in vain when Rekeil Pyke hooked Pope's header wide.

Match report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Port Vale

  • 12Hornby
  • 5Davis
  • 6Kay
  • 24Smith
  • 3Denton
  • 34StobbsSubstituted forPykeat 45'minutes
  • 10WorrallSubstituted forTurnerat 88'minutes
  • 32TongeBooked at 34mins
  • 7Myers-HarnessBooked at 9minsSubstituted forMontañoat 72'minutes
  • 9Pope
  • 31Whitfield

Substitutes

  • 2Wilson
  • 11Montaño
  • 19Turner
  • 22Pyke
  • 23Boot
  • 28de Freitas
  • 33Gunning

Crewe

  • 1Garratt
  • 2Ng
  • 4Walker
  • 12NolanBooked at 76mins
  • 14Ainley
  • 16Lowery
  • 15Wintle
  • 3BakayogoBooked at 90mins
  • 11CooperSubstituted forBoweryat 90+3'minutes
  • 7Porter
  • 9Dagnall

Substitutes

  • 10Bowery
  • 13Richards
  • 18Pickering
  • 19Dale
  • 20Kirk
  • 21Finney
  • 25Sass-Davies
Referee:
Darren Handley
Attendance:
6,299

Match Stats

Home TeamPort ValeAway TeamCrewe
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home12
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Port Vale 0, Crewe Alexandra 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Port Vale 0, Crewe Alexandra 1.

Booking

Zoumana Bakayogo (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Jordan Bowery replaces George Cooper.

Attempt blocked. Antony Kay (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Hand ball by George Cooper (Crewe Alexandra).

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Dan Turner replaces David Worrall.

Delay in match Brad Walker (Crewe Alexandra) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Cristian Montaño (Port Vale) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Eddie Nolan (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

David Worrall (Port Vale) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Eddie Nolan (Crewe Alexandra).

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

Foul by David Worrall (Port Vale).

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Eddie Nolan.

Attempt saved. Chris Porter (Crewe Alexandra) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Port Vale. Cristian Montaño replaces Marcus Myers-Harness.

Attempt missed. Tommy Lowery (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Sam Hornby.

Attempt saved. Ryan Wintle (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Joe Davis (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chris Dagnall (Crewe Alexandra).

Delay in match Zoumana Bakayogo (Crewe Alexandra) because of an injury.

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

Foul by David Worrall (Port Vale).

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Perry Ng.

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

Attempt saved. Tyler Denton (Port Vale) left footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Tyler Denton (Port Vale).

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

Attempt missed. Rekeil Pyke (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Rekeil Pyke (Port Vale) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Port Vale. Conceded by Perry Ng.

Attempt missed. Tom Pope (Port Vale) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Marcus Myers-Harness (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. David Worrall (Port Vale) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Rekeil Pyke (Port Vale) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Eddie Nolan (Crewe Alexandra).

Attempt saved. Ryan Wintle (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Second Half

Second Half begins Port Vale 0, Crewe Alexandra 1.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Exeter431074310
2Newport42209548
3Stevenage42208538
4Crewe42205328
5Luton421113587
6Accrington42119727
7Notts County42118717
8Wycombe4211101007
9Swindon421145-17
10Coventry42025326
11Carlisle42027706
12Yeovil42021014-46
13Lincoln City41217525
14Mansfield41217615
15Morecambe41213305
16Colchester411278-14
17Barnet411234-14
18Cambridge411223-14
19Forest Green4112712-54
20Crawley410345-13
21Port Vale410357-23
22Grimsby410369-33
23Cheltenham410359-43
24Chesterfield410349-53
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