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Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nick Powell by Conor Hourihane. Conor Hourihane shown a red card. Direct free kick taken by Adam Dugdale.
Nick Powell has a volleyed shot. Jake Cole makes a save. Inswinging corner taken by Byron Moore.
Ashley Hemmings sends in a cross, Steve Phillips makes a save.
A cross is delivered by Ashley Hemmings, Harry Davis manages to make a clearance.
Corner taken right-footed by Ashley Westwood from the left by-line, Darren Purse manages to make a clearance.
Shot from just outside the box by Conor Hourihane misses to the right of the goal.
Lee Bell fouled by Simon Walton, the ref awards a free kick. Jamie Lowry joins the action as a substitute, replacing Luke Murphy. Shaun Miller joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ajay Leitch-Smith. Adam Dugdale takes the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken by Ashley Westwood, clearance made by Onismor Bhasera.
Conor Hourihane sends in a cross, Simon Walton takes a shot. Save made by Steve Phillips.
Nick Powell challenges Darren Purse unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Darren Purse.
Corner taken right-footed by Ashley Hemmings from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by David Artell. Maxime Blanchard takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.
Luke Murphy takes a shot. Darren Purse gets a block in.
The ball is swung over by Darren Purse, Adam Dugdale makes a clearance.
Ashley Hemmings decides to take a short corner.
Matt Lecointe gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Crewe 3-2 Plymouth.The assist for the goal came from Onismor Bhasera.
The ball is swung over by Warren Feeney, clearance by David Artell.
Matt Lecointe takes a shot. Save made by Steve Phillips.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nick Powell by Luke Young. Nick Powell fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.
Luke Young is caught offside. Matt Lecointe on for Craig Sutherland. Conor Hourihane is given a yellow card. Free kick taken by David Artell.
Durrell Berry challenges Ajay Leitch-Smith unfairly and gives away a Penalty. Penalty taken right-footed by Ashley Westwood and scored. Crewe 3-1 Plymouth.
The ball is sent over by Ashley Hemmings, Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Warren Feeney by Adam Dugdale. Placed penalty scored by Simon Walton. Crewe 2-1 Plymouth.
Centre by Ashley Hemmings.
Ashley Hemmings takes a shot. Blocked by Matt Tootle.
The ball is sent over by Harry Davis.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Byron Moore by Durrell Berry. Free kick taken by Nick Powell.
A goal is scored by Luke Murphy from just outside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Crewe 2-0 Plymouth.
Onismor Bhasera is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Ashley Westwood, clearance by Maxime Blanchard.
Byron Moore takes a shot. Save by Jake Cole.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Ashley Westwood, Darren Purse manages to make a clearance.
Simon Walton produces a cross, David Artell manages to make a clearance.
The referee blows for offside against Ajay Leitch-Smith. Jake Cole restarts play with the free kick. Effort on goal by Ashley Hemmings from long range goes over the crossbar.
Effort from just outside the area by Luke Young goes over the target.
Ashley Westwood challenges Simon Walton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jake Cole takes the free kick.
Ashley Hemmings produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Maxime Blanchard on Ajay Leitch-Smith. Lee Bell restarts play with the free kick.
A cross is delivered by Durrell Berry, save by Steve Phillips.
Centre by Onismor Bhasera, save by Steve Phillips.
Luke Murphy takes a shot. Save by Jake Cole.
The ball is crossed by Ashley Westwood, Darren Purse manages to make a clearance.
Luke Murphy is penalised for a handball. Ashley Hemmings restarts play with the free kick. The ball is sent over by Onismor Bhasera, clearance by Byron Moore.
A goal is scored by Luke Murphy from just inside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Crewe 1-0 Plymouth.Matt Tootle provided the assist for the goal.
Harry Davis crosses the ball, Maxime Blanchard makes a clearance.
Luke Young takes a shot. Save by Steve Phillips.
Onismor Bhasera crosses the ball, David Artell makes a clearance.
Byron Moore concedes a free kick for a foul on Luke Young. Simon Walton takes the free kick.
Conor Hourihane produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target.
Effort from outside the penalty box by Luke Young goes wide right of the goal. Corner taken by Ashley Hemmings from the right by-line, clearance by David Artell. Short corner taken by Luke Young from the left by-line.
Ashley Westwood crosses the ball, save made by Jake Cole.
Shot from deep inside the area by Byron Moore goes over the bar.
Warren Feeney sends in a cross, Craig Sutherland produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Simon Walton gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nick Powell. Direct free kick taken by Matt Tootle. The official flags Adam Dugdale offside. Jake Cole takes the free kick.
Luke Murphy concedes a free kick for a foul on Simon Walton. Darren Purse restarts play with the free kick.
Miller faces check
Crewe striker Shaun Miller could have his anticipated return from suspension against Plymouth scuppered by an ankle complaint.
Miller has completed a three-match ban after receiving a straight red card in the 1-1 draw with Crawley last month but is nursing a knock and will be assessed ahead of the contest.
Versatile defender Carl Martin is sidelined due to tendinitis in his hamstring, meaning Harry Davis may return to father Steve's starting line-up.
Forward Nick Powell is expected to be fit despite taking a blow to his calf in Monday's defeat to Morecambe, as is goalkeeper Steve Phillips, who has been laid low with a sickness bug this week.
Alan Martin is ready to step in between the posts if Phillips does not recover in time.
Jamie Lowry is set to play his last game of his loan spell for Alex before returning to parent club Chesterfield, although negotiations are underway to extend his stay in Cheshire.
Darren Purse is available to Plymouth manager Carl Fletcher.
The experienced centre-back, who this week sealed his permanent transfer from Millwall, has sat out the Pilgrims' last three matches following his sending-off against Hereford on December 17 but returns from suspension for the visit to Alex.
Purse should take the place of Paul Bignot in the middle of defence, with the on-loan Blackpool defender set to revert to his more familiar full-back role.
Fletcher may be without striker Nick Chadwick, who hobbled off after just 15 minutes of Argyle's 2-1 home defeat to Torquay in the Devon derby on January 2 with a hamstring complaint.
The former Stockport man also penned a permanent deal at Home Park in midweek but may miss out on Saturday.
Murphy makes misery for Pilgrims
Luke Murphy hit a brace as Crewe inflicted a second straight defeat on 10-man Plymouth with a 3-2 victory in npower League Two.
Simon Walton's penalty gave the visitors hope after the break only for Ashley Westwood to net from the spot at the other end.
Substitute Matt Lecointe pulled another back for Plymouth but Crewe held on for their first home win since November.
Craig Sutherland should have put the visitors ahead early on but the striker dragged Warren Feeney's cutback wide.
Murphy then showed how it should be done, racing into the box from Matt Tootle's through ball and drilling in to the far corner of the net with 20 minutes gone.
He doubled his account on the stroke of half-time, picking up a loose ball before hitting another unstoppable finish to put Crewe firmly in the driving seat.
Walton pulled one back from the spot five minutes after the break when Adam Dugdale was judged to have impeded Feeney on the line.
But it took just three minutes for Crewe's two-goal cushion to be restored when Durrell Berry tripped Ajay Leitch-Smith in the box and Westwood tucked home the penalty kick.
Things got worse for the visitors when Pilgrims manager Carl Fletcher was then sent to the stands for telling referee Andy Madley what he thought of the decision.
Lecointe blew a great chance to narrow the margin but atoned for it in the 66th minute with a sublime turn and finish, but Crewe held firm before Conor Hourihane saw red for a second bookable offence in injury time.
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