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Crewe Alexandra 0-0 Swindon Town

Jack Stephens
Swindon loanee Jack Stephens was sent off for the first time in his career against Crewe

Swindon lost ground in the League One title race after being held to a goalless draw by Crewe.

Michael Smith had the ball in the net for the visitors after keeper Paul Rachubka parried, but was adjudged to be offside.

Jack Stephens was dismissed after picking up his second booking for kicking the ball away.

Crewe also ended the game with 10 men after Alan Tate received a second yellow for his foul on Yaser Kasim.

The results sees Crewe climb to 18th, four points clear of the relegation zone, while Swindon slip to fourth, nine points behind league leaders Bristol City.

Swindon Town manager Mark Cooper told BBC Wiltshire:

"It was very difficult conditions in terms of the pitch but we had enough opportunities to win the game.

"Towards the end we're gambling with 10 men and we leave them with a few counter-attacks.

"I thought the referee was terrible for both teams, he spoilt the game. He left himself with no option but to send people off.

"He needs to look at himself, he's let himself down."

Line-ups

Crewe

  • 44Rachubka
  • 4Davis
  • 30TateBooked at 90mins
  • 5RayBooked at 32mins
  • 7Turton
  • 20JonesBooked at 43minsSubstituted forInmanat 90+6'minutes
  • 42Grant
  • 28NessBooked at 55mins
  • 24LeighSubstituted forGuthrieat 83'minutes
  • 25Haber
  • 35AjoseSubstituted forStewartat 90+9'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Guthrie
  • 8Atkinson
  • 10Inman
  • 11Cooper
  • 17Waters
  • 19Baillie
  • 33Stewart

Swindon

  • 1Foderingham
  • 29Rossi BrancoBooked at 52mins
  • 2ThompsonBooked at 50mins
  • 6Turnbull
  • 3Byrne
  • 4LuongoBooked at 83mins
  • 5StephensBooked at 89mins
  • 19ThompsonSubstituted forKasimat 73'minutes
  • 7GladwinSubstituted forToffoloat 61'minutes
  • 9SmithBooked at 83minsSubstituted forObikaat 85'minutes
  • 10Williams

Substitutes

  • 8Kasim
  • 14Swift
  • 15Toffolo
  • 20Obika
  • 23Barthram
  • 24Hylton
  • 25Belford
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
4,781

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamSwindon
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home6
Away15
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away7
Fouls
Home9
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 0, Swindon Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 0, Swindon Town 0.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Andy Williams (Swindon Town).

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Anthony Stewart replaces Nicky Ajose.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Swindon Town. Conceded by Jamie Ness.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  8. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Alan Tate (Crewe Alexandra).

  9. Post update

    Foul by Alan Tate (Crewe Alexandra).

  10. Post update

    Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Bradden Inman replaces James Jones.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Jordan Turnbull.

  13. Post update

    Andy Williams (Swindon Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by George Ray (Crewe Alexandra).

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra).

  18. Post update

    Nathan Byrne (Swindon Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Yaser Kasim (Swindon Town).

  20. Post update

    James Jones (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bristol City33217562303270
2MK Dons33188767333462
3Preston32188651282362
4Swindon33187859352461
5Sheff Utd3215894637953
6Doncaster33139114140148
7Chesterfield33129124744345
8Bradford32129114138345
9Port Vale33136144245-345
10Peterborough33135154043-344
11Fleetwood33128133236-444
12Barnsley33135154348-544
13Oldham321110114148-743
14Gillingham33119134650-442
15Rochdale31125145243941
16Walsall331011123336-341
17Scunthorpe32118134448-441
18Crewe33116163255-2339
19Notts County32108143340-738
20Coventry32812123444-1036
21Leyton Orient3298154348-535
22Colchester3397173955-1634
23Crawley33810153557-2234
24Yeovil3379172648-2230
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