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Centre by Lee Bell, save by Ryan Clarke.
Calvin Zola replaces Joel Grant.
Lee Bell produces a cross, clearance made by Harry Worley.
Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Richie Baker, Effort on goal by Jack Midson from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.
The ball is crossed by Ashley Westwood, Anthony Tonkin makes a clearance.
James Constable concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Murphy. James Constable sent off. Shaun Miller takes the free kick.
The ball is crossed by Ashley Westwood, Mark Creighton manages to make a clearance.
A cross is delivered by Ashley Westwood, clearance by Harry Worley.
Jack Midson crosses the ball, save by Rhys Taylor.
The ball is delivered by Ben Purkiss, save by Rhys Taylor.
The ball is crossed by Shaun Miller, Ryan Clarke makes a save.
Rhys Taylor fouled by James Constable, the ref awards a free kick. James Constable goes into the book. David Artell is booked. Tom Craddock receives a caution. Mark Creighton receives a caution. Rhys Taylor restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Joel Grant on Ben Purkiss. Anthony Tonkin takes the free kick.
Foul by Ashley Westwood on Matthew Green, free kick awarded. Richie Baker has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, Rhys Taylor makes a save.
Clayton Donaldson takes a shot.
Clayton Donaldson is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Harry Worley takes the indirect free kick.
The ball is crossed by Luke Murphy, Anthony Tonkin makes a clearance.
James Constable gets on the score sheet with a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Crewe 1-1 Oxford Utd.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Luke Murphy from the left by-line, James Constable makes a clearance.
Outswinging corner taken by Richie Baker from the right by-line, Matt Tootle manages to make a clearance.
Shaun Miller is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Ryan Clarke.
Foul by Shaun Miller on Harry Worley, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Ryan Clarke.
Asa Hall has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.
The referee blows for offside. (Oxford Utd) makes a substitution, with Matthew Green coming on for Simon Heslop. Free kick taken by Ryan Clarke.
Luke Murphy produces a right-footed shot from the edge of the area and misses to the left of the target.
Jack Midson is caught offside. Rhys Taylor takes the free kick.
Shaun Miller produces a cross, clearance made by Mark Creighton.
Jack Midson on for Alfie Potter.
The ball is swung over by Clayton Donaldson, save by Ryan Clarke.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Tom Craddock on Shaun Miller. Shaun Miller restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Luke Murphy by Asa Hall results in a free kick. Lee Bell takes the free kick.
A cross is delivered by Shaun Miller, Luke Murphy takes a shot from 12 yards.
Corner taken right-footed by Luke Murphy, clearance by Tom Craddock.
Clayton Donaldson takes a shot. Save made by Ryan Clarke.
Corner taken right-footed by Tom Craddock, clearance made by Matt Tootle.
Shot from just outside the box by Harry Worley goes over the crossbar.
Simon Heslop takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Matt Tootle.
Anthony Tonkin crosses the ball, clearance by Danny Blanchett.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Murphy by Simon Heslop. Direct free kick taken by Lee Bell.
Corner from the left by-line taken by Harry Worley, clearance by David Artell.
Shot from just outside the box by Shaun Miller goes over the bar.
Richie Baker comes on in place of Josh Payne.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Murphy by Anthony Tonkin. Free kick taken by Lee Bell.
Lee Bell delivers the ball, Mark Creighton makes a clearance.
Simon Heslop gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Clayton Donaldson. Lee Bell takes the direct free kick.
Clayton Donaldson challenges Ben Purkiss unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ryan Clarke restarts play with the free kick.
Lee Bell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Creighton. Ryan Clarke takes the direct free kick.
Ashley Westwood decides to take a short corner, David Artell finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the box. Crewe 1-0 Oxford Utd.Ashley Westwood provided the assist for the goal.
Free kick awarded for a foul by James Constable on Patrick Ada. Matt Tootle takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Anthony Tonkin on Ashley Westwood. Anthony Tonkin goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Shaun Miller.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Ashley Westwood, James Constable manages to make a clearance.
The ball is crossed by David Artell, clearance made by Mark Creighton.
The ball is delivered by Lee Bell, Mark Creighton manages to make a clearance.
Josh Payne has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide left of the goal.
Foul by Josh Payne on Luke Murphy, free kick awarded. Lee Bell takes the direct free kick.
Asa Hall is penalised for a handball. Free kick taken by David Artell.
The referee blows for offside. Ryan Clarke takes the free kick.
Shaun Miller is ruled offside. Ryan Clarke takes the direct free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Ashley Westwood from the right by-line, Mark Creighton manages to make a clearance.
Clayton Donaldson is caught offside. Ryan Clarke takes the indirect free kick.
Foul by Josh Payne on Shaun Miller, free kick awarded. Lee Bell restarts play with the free kick.
Josh Payne challenges Clayton Donaldson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Lee Bell takes the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken by Simon Heslop from the left by-line, clearance made by Joel Grant.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Clayton Donaldson. Ryan Clarke restarts play with the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Ashley Westwood.
Shaun Miller produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
The game kicks-off.
The players leave the pitch at half time.
The referee gets the second half underway.
The final whistle goes and the game is over.
Gradi looks to Taylor
Crewe manager Dario Gradi will continue with Rhys Taylor in goal for the clash with Oxford, although Steve Phillips is closing in on a return.
Phillips, 32, has been out of action all summer after undergoing surgery on both shoulders, but returned to training this week with the youth team.
He is scheduled to resume first-team training next week as he begins his comeback to competitive action.
Carl Martin is out of the clash at Gresty Road with a shin complaint, although skipper Lee Bell should be fine despite suffering with flu this week.
Meanwhile, 16-year-old striker Nick Powell staked his claim for a first-team spot by scoring for the reserves as they defeated Blackburn 2-0 in midweek.
Oxford manager Chris Wilder will keep the same central defence for the clash against Crewe despite last week's shock 1-0 home defeat to Stockport.
Mark Creighton and Harry Worley will once again lead the backline after Damien Batt was still ruled out with an ankle injury.
Jake Wright is making good progress from his back injury and could return to the squad in the next couple of weeks and, although Rhys Day has returned to training, this game comes too soon for the defender.
United midfielder Simon Clist took part in the reserves game in midweek after returning to training and could go straight into the squad to face Alexandra.
Constable on target
James Constable grabbed United a share of the spoils before being sent off after Chris Wilder's men conceded their first away goal of the season in a 1-1 draw.
Oxford had gone 408 minutes without letting in a goal on their travels when David Artell headed in his first-half opener for Crewe.
But Constable levelled on the rebound after the break and then got his marching orders with three minutes to go to mark his 100th game in memorable fashion.
The visitors had looked impenetrable with Crewe restricted to a long-range Lee Bell effort and a Shaun Miller free-kick which rattled the side-netting.
But Artell rose unmarked to convert Ashley Westwood's 38th-minute corner kick.
The Railwaymen should have extended their lead when Shaun Miller played in Clayton Donaldson but keeper Ryan Clarke did well to palm away his shot.
Luke Murphy then saw his far-post effort fly across the face of Clarke's goal after more good work from Miller.
But United levelled in the 70th minute when Tom Craddock caught Crewe on the break and played in Constable who netted at the second attempt after a good save from Rhys Taylor.
Crewe thought Miller had netted winner, but after consulting with his linesman referee Geoff Eltringham rightly ruled the striker offside.
Constable saw red with three minutes to go after picking up his second yellow for a late foul on Matt Tootle.
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