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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:

"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

Formation 3-5-2

  • 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

Formation 5-3-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Bristol City 0.

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Marlon Pack (Bristol City).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

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

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Marcus Haber replaces Nicky Ajose.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by George Ray.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Liam Nolan (Crewe Alexandra).

  12. Substitution

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

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Aden Flint.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Corner, Bristol City. Conceded by Ben Garratt.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Liam Nolan replaces Uche Ikpeazu.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol City. Matt Smith replaces Kieran Agard.

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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