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Luke Oliver gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ajay Leitch-Smith. Direct free kick taken by Matt Tootle.
Jamie Lowry sends in a cross, Jon McLaughlin makes a save.
David Syers on for Ritchie Jones.
Mark Stewart is given a yellow card.
Lee Bell takes a shot. Jon McLaughlin makes a save.
Mark Stewart crosses the ball, Jamie Lowry makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Ravenhill by Lee Bell. Andrew Davies restarts play with the free kick.
Mark Stewart is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Steve Phillips.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Stewart by Luke Murphy. Centre by Jack Compton, James Hanson finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Bradford 3-0 Crewe.Luke Oliver provided the assist for the goal.
Luke Murphy on for Nick Powell.
Mark Stewart sends in a cross.
Jamie Lowry handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Mark Stewart replaces Nahki Wells. Ajay Leitch-Smith replaces Wes Fletcher. Marcel Seip takes the free kick.
Ashley Westwood has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.
Nahki Wells challenges David Artell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Steve Phillips restarts play with the free kick.
(Crewe) makes a substitution, with Ashley Westwood coming on for Max Clayton.
James Hanson scores a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Bradford 2-0 Crewe.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Carl Martin on James Hanson. James Hanson restarts play with the free kick.
Lee Bell challenges Richard Ravenhill unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jon McLaughlin takes the free kick.
Nick Powell fouled by Ritchie Jones, the ref awards a free kick. Nick Powell takes the free kick.
Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Nick Powell by Simon Ramsden. Penalty taken by Lee Bell and missed.
Kyel Reid leaves the field to be replaced by Jack Compton.
Nahki Wells is adjudged to have handled the ball. Steve Phillips restarts play with the free kick.
Nahki Wells has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.
Nahki Wells has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.
Simon Ramsden produces a cross.
Foul by Andrew Davies on Wes Fletcher, free kick awarded. Andrew Davies is cautioned. Adam Dugdale takes the direct free kick.
A cross is delivered by Kyel Reid, save made by Steve Phillips.
Wes Fletcher takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Bell by Richard Ravenhill. Richard Ravenhill goes into the referee's book. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Nick Powell, save made by Jon McLaughlin.
Kyel Reid takes the inswinging corner, Nahki Wells concedes a free kick for a foul on Steve Phillips. Direct free kick taken by Steve Phillips.
James Hanson concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Bell. David Artell takes the free kick.
Handball by Jamie Lowry. Matt Tootle takes the free kick.
Centre by Richard Ravenhill.
James Hanson has an effort at goal from the edge of the area striking the post.
Nick Powell takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Simon Ramsden.
Effort on goal by Byron Moore from 12 yards. Andrew Davies gets a block in.
Simon Ramsden gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nick Powell. Carl Martin takes the free kick.
Wes Fletcher fouled by Andrew Davies, the ref awards a free kick. Lee Bell restarts play with the free kick.
Centre by Simon Ramsden, Nahki Wells takes a shot. Save by Steve Phillips.
Unfair challenge on Andrew Davies by Wes Fletcher results in a free kick. Wes Fletcher is shown a yellow card. Andrew Davies takes the direct free kick.
Nahki Wells is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Steve Phillips takes the free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Kyel Reid from the right by-line, Andrew Davies has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Nick Powell on Kyel Reid. Jon McLaughlin takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jamie Lowry by Marcel Seip. Nick Powell crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, save by Jon McLaughlin.
Carl Martin fouled by Craig Fagan, the ref awards a free kick. Steve Phillips restarts play with the free kick.
Nick Powell has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.
The referee blows for offside against Nahki Wells. Steve Phillips takes the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Craig Fagan from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Lee Bell.
Craig Fagan crosses the ball.
Corner taken right-footed by Adam Dugdale from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Simon Ramsden.
Ritchie Jones concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Bell. Free kick taken by Adam Dugdale.
Simon Ramsden crosses the ball, David Artell makes a clearance.
The ball is delivered by Kyel Reid, Matt Tootle manages to make a clearance.
Corner from the right by-line taken by David Artell, clearance by Simon Ramsden.
Max Clayton takes a shot. Andrew Davies gets a block in.
Nick Powell fouled by Richard Ravenhill, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Carl Martin.
Nahki Wells grabs a headed goal from inside the area. Bradford 1-0 Crewe.
Duo set for Bantams return
Bradford midfielders David Syers and Lee Bullock could return to the squad for the home game with Crewe.
Syers has been restricted to just two appearances this season due to a knee injury, while Bullock had played just one game before sustaining a serious thigh injury.
Syers played the full 90 minutes for the Bantams' reserves in midweek and Bullock was withdrawn after 75, leaving manager Phil Parkinson to decide whether to include one of them, or both, on Boxing Day.
Defender Robbie Threlfall also played the full 90 minutes for the second string and could return after two months on the sidelines with a thigh injury.
Striker Ross Hannah is not expected to shake off the hamstring strain that has forced him to miss the last two matches, but Parkinson has no other new injury or suspension problems as his side look to extend their unbeaten league run to four matches and build on last week's win at Southend.
Crewe will be without forward Shaun Miller.
Miller picked up a straight red card in the ninth minute of Alex's clash with leaders Crawley and will serve a three-match suspension.
Despite Miller's early sending-off, Steve Davis' men were still able to pick up a hugely impressive 1-1 draw against the Red Devils and will be desperate to build upon that.
Otherwise, Davis has a full squad at his disposal as Crewe look to add to their four-match unbeaten run in the league.
Alex are currently 15th in League Two and will be hoping for a strong finish to the year as they look to push up the table in 2012.
Hanson at the double for Bantams
Striker James Hanson scored twice as Bradford gained their biggest win of the season with a deserved 3-0 victory over Crewe at Valley Parade.
The victory was the Bantams' first in the league since October and ended Crewe's four-match unbeaten run.
Bradford went ahead after two minutes in fortunate circumstances. Keeper Jon McLaughlin's long clearance was headed goalwards by Hanson and skipper David Artell's headed clearance rebounded off the head of striker Nahki Wells, the ball looping over the head of Alex stopper Steve Phillips and into the net.
Both sides hit the post in an eventful first half, Carl Martin from a free-kick for Crewe and Hanson with deflected shot for Bradford, but the visitors ought to have equalised after 56 minutes when they were awarded a penalty.
Ricky Ravenhill brought down Nick Powell in the box, but Lee Bell's spot-kick rebounded off the underside of the bar.
Bradford made Crewe pay for this miss after 65 minutes when leading scorer Hanson put them 2-0 in front, hammering a low, right-footed shot into the net after seizing on a partial clearance. And the hitman put the result beyond doubt with City's third goal six minutes from the end.
Tall defender Luke Oliver headed substitute Jack Compton's free-kick into path of Hanson, who scored with a right-footed shot from 10 yards.
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