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Crewe Alexandra 0-1 Blackburn Rovers

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Highlights: Crewe 0-1 Blackburn

Danny Graham's first-half goal was enough for Blackburn to beat Crewe and secure a home FA Cup third-round tie against Championship side Hull.

The replay did not rival the drama of the 3-3 draw at Ewood Park, but Derrick Williams set up Graham to fire home.

His strike partner Joe Nuttall twice went close while Graham clipped the bar with a fine strike before half time.

Crewe improved and Chris Dagnall hit the upright while Jordan Bowery curled wide, but Rovers held firm.

Tony Mowbray's Blackburn, third in League One and 43 places above their League Two opponents, could have won by a wider margin but Sam Hart saw his effort cleared off the line and Ben Garratt kept out a miskick from Crewe team-mate Eddie Nolan.

The game, put back by 24 hours because of adverse weather conditions, was largely played in wintry conditions in the north-west of England.

George Cooper gave the ball away for the hosts in the build up to Graham's decisive finish for what was the ex-Swansea and Sunderland forward's fifth goal of the season.

Line-ups

Crewe

  • 1Garratt
  • 2Ng
  • 6Raynes
  • 12Nolan
  • 3Bakayogo
  • 14AinleySubstituted forKirkat 42'minutes
  • 16Lowery
  • 18Pickering
  • 11Cooper
  • 7PorterSubstituted forReillyat 79'minutes
  • 9DagnallSubstituted forBoweryat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Walker
  • 10Bowery
  • 13Richards
  • 20Kirk
  • 24Reilly
  • 27Stubbs
  • 28Grant

Blackburn

  • 13Leutwiler
  • 16Caddis
  • 15WardBooked at 89mins
  • 14Mulgrew
  • 3Williams
  • 28Tomlinson
  • 4HarperBooked at 29minsSubstituted forTravisat 45'minutes
  • 6Smallwood
  • 32ConwaySubstituted forHartat 56'minutes
  • 10GrahamSubstituted forDackat 63'minutes
  • 38Nuttall

Substitutes

  • 1Raya
  • 5Hart
  • 9Samuel
  • 23Dack
  • 34Wharton
  • 35Travis
  • 44Hardcastle
Referee:
Anthony Backhouse
Attendance:
2,241

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamBlackburn
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home4
Away16
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home1
Away12
Fouls
Home2
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 0, Blackburn Rovers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 0, Blackburn Rovers 1.

Attempt saved. Perry Ng (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Jordan Bowery (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Booking

Elliott Ward (Blackburn Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Charlie Kirk (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Elliott Ward (Blackburn Rovers).

Attempt missed. Sam Hart (Blackburn Rovers) header from the left side of the box misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Eddie Nolan.

Attempt missed. Bradley Dack (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Ben Garratt.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Michael Raynes.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Lewis Reilly replaces Chris Porter.

Foul by Bradley Dack (Blackburn Rovers).

Tommy Lowery (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Bradley Dack (Blackburn Rovers).

Harry Pickering (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Bradley Dack (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Jordan Bowery replaces Chris Dagnall.

Foul by Sam Hart (Blackburn Rovers).

Harry Pickering (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Paul Caddis (Blackburn Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Charlie Kirk (Crewe Alexandra).

Attempt missed. Elliott Ward (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt blocked. Elliott Ward (Blackburn Rovers) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Charlie Kirk.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Bradley Dack replaces Danny Graham.

Attempt missed. Chris Dagnall (Crewe Alexandra) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Michael Raynes.

Attempt blocked. Danny Graham (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Michael Raynes.

Attempt blocked. Joe Nuttall (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Sam Hart (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Sam Hart replaces Craig Conway.

Attempt missed. Joe Nuttall (Blackburn Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Willem Tomlinson (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Blackburn Rovers. Conceded by Zoumana Bakayogo.

Attempt blocked. Craig Conway (Blackburn Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Second Half

Second Half begins Crewe Alexandra 0, Blackburn Rovers 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackburn Rovers. Lewis Travis replaces Rekeem Harper.

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