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  • Date:01 Jan 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:The Alexandra Stadium
  • Attendance:3,835
  • Donaldson (42) Miller (58)
Goal!

Live Commentary

91:23 +1.23

John Johnson is shown a yellow card. John Johnson challenges Clayton Donaldson unfairly and gives away a free kick. David Artell takes the indirect free kick.

91:12 +1.12

The ball is delivered by John Johnson, clearance made by David Artell.

88:27

Luke Murphy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Liam Davis. Liam Davis takes the free kick.

87:12

Abdul Osman is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Foul by Abdul Osman on Ashley Westwood, free kick awarded. David Artell takes the indirect free kick.

85:30

Inswinging corner taken by Michael Jacobs, Rhys Taylor makes a save.

85:25

Abdul Osman delivers the ball, Matt Tootle gets a block in.

84:40

Joel Grant gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on John Johnson. Free kick taken by Ben Tozer.

81:53

Free kick awarded for a foul by Byron Moore on Abdul Osman. Ben Tozer takes the free kick.

81:01

Joel Grant is brought on as a substitute for Shaun Miller.

80:42

Liam Davis produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

79:49

Abdul Osman challenges Shaun Miller unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by David Artell.

79:11

A cross is delivered by Danny Blanchett, Headed effort from inside the area by Clayton Donaldson misses to the left of the target.

78:09

Inswinging corner taken by Nathaniel Wedderburn, save made by Rhys Taylor.

77:30

Ashley Westwood has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right.

77:02

The ball is crossed by Byron Moore.

76:20

The official flags Shaun Miller offside. Ben Tozer restarts play with the free kick.

74:52

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Chris Dunn by Clayton Donaldson. Chris Dunn restarts play with the free kick.

74:46

John Johnson delivers the ball, clearance by Patrick Ada.

74:27

Corner taken by Shaun Miller from the left by-line, clearance by Andrew Holt.

74:05

The ball is crossed by Lee Bell, blocked by Nathaniel Wedderburn.

73:40

The ball is swung over by Andrew Holt, save by Rhys Taylor.

72:52

Unfair challenge on John Johnson by Clayton Donaldson results in a free kick. Ben Tozer takes the free kick.

72:03

Effort from outside the penalty area by Abdul Osman goes wide left of the goal.

67:02

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Artell by Billy Mckay. Rhys Taylor takes the indirect free kick.

64:41

The referee blows for offside against Courtney Herbert. David Artell takes the free kick.

63:01

Billy Mckay on for Ryan Jarvis.

62:23

Courtney Herbert on for Leon McKenzie.

58:47

Shaun Miller grabs a goal from inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Crewe 2-0 Northampton.The assist for the goal came from Danny Blanchett.

57:01

Free kick awarded for a foul by Abdul Osman on Matt Tootle. Free kick taken by Rhys Taylor.

56:37

Centre by Andrew Holt, blocked by Matt Tootle.

56:37

The ball is swung over by Andrew Holt, Matt Tootle gets a block in.

55:30

Leon McKenzie is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by David Artell.

52:59

Free kick awarded for a foul by Dean Beckwith on Shaun Miller. The ball is sent over by Byron Moore, Shot from inside the area by Shaun Miller clears the bar.

52:25

Foul by Michael Jacobs on Danny Blanchett, free kick awarded. Indirect free kick taken by Rhys Taylor.

51:56

The assistant referee signals for offside against Clayton Donaldson. Chris Dunn restarts play with the free kick.

50:06

Andrew Holt crosses the ball, Rhys Taylor makes a save.

47:49

Michael Jacobs gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Danny Blanchett. Indirect free kick taken by Rhys Taylor.

46:31

Andrew Holt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matt Tootle. David Artell restarts play with the free kick.

45:38 +0.38

Abdul Osman delivers the ball, Headed effort from inside the area by Michael Jacobs misses to the left of the target.

45:38 +0.38

The ball is delivered by Abdul Osman, Header by Ryan Jarvis from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

43:45

Nathaniel Wedderburn is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matt Tootle by Nathaniel Wedderburn. Matt Tootle takes the indirect free kick.

42:01

Clayton Donaldson scores a goal from inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Crewe 1-0 Northampton.Assist on the goal came from Byron Moore.

39:52

Abdul Osman gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Clayton Donaldson. Danny Blanchett takes the free kick.

39:52

Abdul Osman challenges Clayton Donaldson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Matt Tootle restarts play with the free kick.

38:22

Lee Bell is penalised for a handball. Liam Davis restarts play with the free kick.

37:39

Close range shot by Clayton Donaldson goes wide of the right-hand upright.

37:01

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Murphy by Leon McKenzie. Free kick taken by Lee Bell.

35:09

Shaun Miller crosses the ball.

32:56

Leon McKenzie handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Rhys Taylor.

31:48

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ashley Westwood on Michael Jacobs. Indirect free kick taken by Chris Dunn.

31:42

The ball is delivered by Ashley Westwood, Ben Tozer manages to make a clearance.

31:02

Free kick awarded for a foul by Nathaniel Wedderburn on Lee Bell. Indirect free kick taken by Rhys Taylor.

30:01

Ashley Westwood crosses the ball, clearance by Andrew Holt.

29:51

Byron Moore produces a cross, Nathaniel Wedderburn makes a clearance.

29:33

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Luke Murphy from the right by-line.

29:12

Byron Moore takes a shot. Blocked by Dean Beckwith.

28:22

Effort on goal by Ashley Westwood from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

24:50

The ball is delivered by Abdul Osman, Rhys Taylor makes a save.

24:50

Luke Murphy sends in a cross, Rhys Taylor makes a save. Save made by Chris Dunn.

24:50

A cross is delivered by Luke Murphy, save made by Chris Dunn.

24:32

Clayton Donaldson takes a shot. Brilliant save by Chris Dunn.

23:20

Unfair challenge on David Artell by Leon McKenzie results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by David Artell.

22:42

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Shaun Miller by Nathaniel Wedderburn. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Matt Tootle from right channel, Chris Dunn makes a save.

22:21

Corner taken right-footed by Lee Bell, clearance made by Dean Beckwith.

21:45

Shaun Miller takes a shot. Blocked by John Johnson.

20:31

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lee Bell by Nathaniel Wedderburn. David Artell takes the free kick.

19:38

The ball is swung over by Danny Blanchett, Byron Moore takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.

18:35

David Artell takes a corner.

18:26

Inswinging corner taken by Nathaniel Wedderburn from the right by-line, Patrick Ada manages to make a clearance.

18:05

Andrew Holt takes a shot. David Artell gets a block in.

17:42

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Nathaniel Wedderburn from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by David Artell.

17:27

Effort on goal by Michael Jacobs from 18 yards. Blocked by Ashley Westwood.

17:11

Dean Beckwith crosses the ball, blocked by Rhys Taylor.

17:01

A cross is delivered by Liam Davis, clearance by Luke Murphy.

16:48

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Michael Jacobs played to the near post, clearance made by Lee Bell.

16:19

The ball is sent over by Andrew Holt, Ryan Jarvis takes a shot. Lee Bell gets a block in.

14:46

Inswinging corner taken by Danny Blanchett, David Artell has a header from close range and clears the crossbar.

14:20

Corner taken by Lee Bell, Liam Davis manages to make a clearance.

13:53

Shaun Miller takes a shot. Dean Beckwith gets a block in.

9:26

Corner taken left-footed by Danny Blanchett.

9:02

The ball is crossed by Byron Moore, clearance by Dean Beckwith.

8:21

Centre by Clayton Donaldson, Luke Murphy takes a shot. Chris Dunn makes a save.

4:22

Corner taken left-footed by Nathaniel Wedderburn to the near post.

4:09

Liam Davis sends in a cross.

2:22

Byron Moore takes a shot from 20 yards. Save by Chris Dunn.

1:53

Unfair challenge on Clayton Donaldson by Dean Beckwith results in a free kick. David Artell takes the free kick.

0:37

The ball is swung over by Michael Jacobs, David Artell makes a clearance.

The match gets underway.

The whistle is blown to end the first half.

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

The referee blows for the end of the match.

Match Preview

Gradi could ring for Bell Crewe boss Dario Gradi must decide whether to bring influential midfielder Lee Bell back into the side for the visit of Northampton. Danny Shelley was drafted in last time out against Stockport on December 11 while Bell served a one-match ban. With Shelley marking an impressive first start of the season with a stunning free-kick goal in the 3-3 draw, Gradi could find it difficult to return to his regular midfield trio. That could mean either Luke Murphy or Ashley Westwood being axed to accommodate Bell, who had been an ever-present in the team before the game at Edgeley Park. Leading scorer Clayton Donaldson will be fit. The 11-goal striker was a doubt for the postponed games against Bradford and Accrington with a hamstring problem but the extra rest has given him time to fully recover. Northampton manager Ian Sampson will have the luxury of a rested squad to choose from. The Cobblers have not played since the 1-0 win at Stevenage on December 11 and the extended break has allowed several players to regain full fitness. Right-back John Johnson was clattered by a challenge in that game which saw Stevenage defender Darius Charles dismissed but the former Middlesbrough man is now back to 100%. Striker Leon McKenzie has used the break to rest his troublesome knee and he will start as Sampson`s men look to build on back-to-back wins. Fellow forward Tadhg Purcell remains on the sidelines as he recovers from the serious knee injury he sustained in August which ended his season.

Formation:442Manager:

Crewe

Formation: 442Manager: Ian Sampson

Northampton

  • Rhys Taylor
  • Matt Tootle
  • Patrick Ada
  • David Artell
  • Danny Blanchett
  • Luke Murphy
  • Ashley Westwood
  • Lee Bell
  • Byron Moore
  • Shaun Miller
  • Clayton Donaldson
  • SUBS
  • Steve Phillips
  • Joel Grant
  • Danny Shelley
  • Kelvin Mellor
  • Harry Davis
  • Adam Dugdale
  • Nick Powell

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Match Report

Alex claim rare home win Clayton Donaldson and Shaun Miller scored either side of half-time as Crewe chalked up their first home win since October with a 2-0 victory over Northampton. Byron Moore had the first sight of goal for the Railwaymen but he fired his volley straight at keeper Chris Dunn, while at the other end, Liam Davis's mishit cross nearly caught out Crewe keeper Rhys Taylor, who had to tip the ball onto the crossbar. Matt Tootle and Donaldson played a neat one-two to allow the latter to whip in a cross which Luke Murphy headed straight at Dunn. Dean Beckwith stopped Tootle netting at the far post before almost putting the visitors in front with a cross-cum-shot that hit the crossbar. Donaldson should have put Crewe ahead when clean through on goal but Dunn came out on top in the pair's one-on-one. The striker then blew another one-on-one wide when Tootle picked him out with a pinpoint long-ball. But it was third time lucky for Donaldson two minutes before the break when he lifted Moore's pass over Dunn and into the net. Miller doubled the lead in the 59th minute after taking Danny Blanchett's cross on the turn and sidefooting home. Abdul Osman went close for the Cobblers with a 25-yard strike which was only inches from finding the net. Donaldson should have made it three but he headed Blanchett's superb cross wide from six yards out.

Form Guide

    LLWLWD
  • Crewe
  • VS
  • Northampton
  • WDLDWW

Last Meetings

  • Crewe
  • 3 - 2
  • Northampton
  • 20/02/2010
  • Northampton
  • 2 - 2
  • Crewe
  • 21/11/2009
  • Northampton
  • 2 - 2
  • Crewe
  • 03/01/1994
  • Crewe
  • 3 - 1
  • Northampton
  • 31/08/1993
  • Northampton
  • 0 - 2
  • Crewe
  • 26/01/1993
  • Crewe
  • 3 - 2
  • Northampton
  • 28/08/1992

Top Scorers

Crewe

  • C Donaldson 9
  • S Miller 8
  • B Moore 4
  • D Artell 3
  • L Murphy 3
  • A Westwood 3
  • J Grant 2
  • A Leitch-Smith 2
  • L Bell 1
  • CM Zola 1
  • P Ada 1
  • D Shelley 1

Northampton

  • L McKenzie 5
  • K Thornton 3
  • A Holt 2
  • A Osman 2
  • D Beckwith 2
  • B Mckay 2
  • R Gilligan 1
  • J Johnson 1
  • B Tozer 1
  • M Jacobs 1

Goals

Crewe

    • Total goals 68
    • Goals per game 40
  • 6 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 10 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 7 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Northampton

    • Total goals 51
    • Goals per game 23
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 7 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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