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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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Blackpool 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Blackpool 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Lowe (Crewe Alexandra).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Foul by Billy Bingham (Crewe Alexandra).

  7. Post update

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

  8. Booking

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

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Jim McAlister (Blackpool).

  11. Post update

    Corner, Blackpool. Conceded by Chris Dagnall.

  12. Booking

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Jon Guthrie (Crewe Alexandra).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Tom Aldred.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Colin Daniel (Blackpool).

  19. Post update

    Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Andy Taylor.

  20. Post update

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

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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