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Crewe Alexandra 1-1 Blackpool

Ryan Lowe scored his fifth goal of the season as Crewe battled back to draw 1-1 with Blackpool.

The Railwaymen extended their unbeaten run to four league games after the striker's header cancelled out Jon Guthrie's early own goal.

Blackpool were given a helping hand when the defender headed Andy Taylor's cross into the top corner of his net in the 10th minute.

Crewe's response saw Zoumana Bakayogo fire past the far post and George Cooper force Sam Slocombe into a good save to keep out his free kick.

Crewe keeper Ben Garratt was fortunate when he miscued his clearance under pressure from Kyle Vassell, whose header was cleared off the line by Harry Davis.

Steve Davis' side survived another goal-line clearance, this time from Ollie Turton, who kept out Armand Gnanduillet's header from a corner.

Lowe had a 39th-minute effort ruled out for offside, but was not to be denied after Blackpool keeper Slocombe had gone off with a groin injury at the break.

Stand-in stopper Dean Lyness' first meaningful action was to pick the ball out of the net after Lowe's bullet header connected with Cooper's cross and crashed into the far corner for Crewe's 71st-minute leveller.

Lowe curled a right-footed shot onto the far post and Lyness blocked Cooper's shot as Crewe finished the strongest.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Crewe

  • 1Garratt
  • 2Turton
  • 3GuthrieBooked at 85mins
  • 8Jones
  • 14Bakayogo
  • 11Cooper
  • 15HollandsSubstituted forBinghamat 61'minutes
  • 4Davis
  • 20KirkSubstituted forAinleyat 61'minutes
  • 7Lowe
  • 9Dagnall

Substitutes

  • 5Ray
  • 13Richards
  • 17Udoh
  • 18Bingham
  • 21Wintle
  • 23Ng
  • 25Ainley

Blackpool

  • 1SlocombeSubstituted forLynessat 45'minutes
  • 2MellorBooked at 65mins
  • 5Robertson
  • 15AldredBooked at 69mins
  • 3Taylor
  • 18Philliskirk
  • 4McAlisterBooked at 87mins
  • 28Payne
  • 17YeatesSubstituted forDanielat 70'minutes
  • 7VassellSubstituted forMattat 58'minutes
  • 31Gnanduillet

Substitutes

  • 6Aimson
  • 9Cullen
  • 19Matt
  • 21Osayi-Samuel
  • 23Daniel
  • 26Cain
  • 27Lyness
Referee:
Carl Boyeson
Attendance:
4,185

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamBlackpool
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home7
Away12
Shots on Target
Home4
Away7
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home8
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Blackpool 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Blackpool 1.

Foul by Ryan Lowe (Crewe Alexandra).

Tom Aldred (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Billy Bingham (Crewe Alexandra).

Jack Payne (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Jim McAlister (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ryan Lowe (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jim McAlister (Blackpool).

Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Chris Dagnall.

Booking

Jon Guthrie (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jon Guthrie (Crewe Alexandra).

Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Tom Aldred.

Attempt saved. George Cooper (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Billy Bingham (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Colin Daniel (Blackpool).

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Andy Taylor.

Ryan Lowe (Crewe Alexandra) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Attempt saved. Danny Philliskirk (Blackpool) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Harry Davis (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool).

Goal!

Goal! Crewe Alexandra 1, Blackpool 1. Ryan Lowe (Crewe Alexandra) header from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by George Cooper.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Colin Daniel replaces Mark Yeates.

Booking

Tom Aldred (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ryan Lowe (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Tom Aldred (Blackpool).

Callum Ainley (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danny Philliskirk (Blackpool).

Booking

Kelvin Mellor (Blackpool) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Callum Ainley (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kelvin Mellor (Blackpool).

Attempt blocked. Harry Davis (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Danny Philliskirk.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Callum Ainley replaces Charlie Kirk.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Billy Bingham replaces Danny Hollands.

Attempt saved. Armand Gnanduillet (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Jamille Matt replaces Kyle Vassell.

Foul by Chris Dagnall (Crewe Alexandra).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth9612117419
2Portsmouth9522167917
3Luton95131810816
4Doncaster95131811716
5Crewe9441139416
6Carlisle9360129315
7Morecambe95041416-215
8Colchester94231513214
9Notts County94231514114
10Accrington94231312114
11Crawley94231112-114
12Grimsby94141614213
13Mansfield933378-112
14Leyton Orient93241212011
15Hartlepool92521317-411
16Blackpool92431210210
17Barnet8242810-210
18Stevenage93151417-310
19Yeovil93151014-410
20Exeter9306813-59
21Wycombe9225714-78
22Cheltenham91441114-37
23Newport81341014-46
24Cambridge9135714-76
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