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Peter Leven takes a inswinging corner.
Foul by David Artell on Peter Leven, free kick awarded. Shot on goal comes in from Peter Leven from the free kick, blocked by David Artell.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Greg Pearson on James Constable. Direct free kick taken by Jake Wright.
Greg Pearson gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Oxford Utd 0-1 Crewe.Nick Powell provided the assist for the goal.
Luke Murphy challenges Liam Davis unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Liam Davis.
Greg Pearson is brought on as a substitute for Danny Shelley.
Headed effort from inside the area by Nick Powell misses to the left of the target.
Peter Leven crosses the ball.
Corner taken left-footed by Peter Leven from the right by-line, clearance made by Adam Dugdale.
Liam Davis takes a shot. Harry Davis gets a block in.
Effort on goal by Nick Powell from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.
(Oxford Utd) makes a substitution, with Anthony Tonkin coming on for Simon Heslop. Deane Smalley replaces Jon-Paul Pittman.
Michael Duberry fouled by Nick Powell, the ref awards a free kick. Jake Wright takes the direct free kick.
Ashley Westwood concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Davis. Ashley Westwood receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Michael Duberry takes the free kick.
Foul by Liam Davis on Matt Tootle, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Harry Davis.
Andrew Whing leaves the field to be replaced by Paul McLaren.
Jon-Paul Pittman fouled by Matt Tootle, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Michael Duberry.
Inswinging corner taken by Peter Leven, clearance made by David Artell.
Outswinging corner taken by Peter Leven, clearance made by Harry Davis.
Centre by Damian Batt, Harry Davis manages to make a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Simon Heslop by Jamie Lowry results in a free kick. Peter Leven crosses the ball in from the free kick, Harry Davis gets a block in.
Liam Davis delivers the ball, clearance made by Harry Davis.
Corner taken right-footed by Ashley Westwood, Damian Batt makes a clearance.
Foul by Andrew Whing on Jamie Lowry, free kick awarded. Andrew Whing shown a yellow card. Free kick taken by David Artell.
Handball decision goes against Damian Batt. Byron Moore takes the direct free kick.
Michael Duberry challenges Nick Powell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Adam Dugdale restarts play with the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jamie Lowry, save made by Ryan Clarke.
Peter Leven takes a shot. Steve Phillips makes a save.
Foul by Harry Davis on Andrew Whing, free kick awarded. Ryan Clarke restarts play with the free kick.
Andrew Whing gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luke Murphy. Ashley Westwood delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Damian Batt manages to make a clearance.
Shot by Simon Heslop from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.
Outswinging corner taken by Peter Leven, clearance by Harry Davis.
Matt Tootle concedes a free kick for a foul on Jon-Paul Pittman. Free kick taken by Jake Wright.
Corner taken right-footed by Ashley Westwood from the right by-line, Damian Batt makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Byron Moore by Michael Duberry. Byron Moore crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing.
Luke Murphy fouled by Michael Duberry, the ref awards a free kick. Adam Dugdale takes the direct free kick.
Corner taken by Ashley Westwood from the right by-line.
Damian Batt challenges Byron Moore unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ashley Westwood restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is delivered by Peter Leven, clearance by Harry Davis.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Peter Leven from the right by-line, David Artell makes a clearance.
Alfie Potter takes a shot. Save made by Steve Phillips.
Michael Duberry takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by David Artell.
Effort from deep inside the area by Alfie Potter misses to the right of the goal.
The ball is swung over by Michael Duberry, Matt Tootle manages to make a clearance.
Peter Leven has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Ashley Westwood from the right by-line, Headed effort from inside the area by Adam Dugdale misses to the left of the goal.
Shot from deep inside the area by Byron Moore clears the bar.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Peter Leven from the left by-line, James Constable produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.
James Constable takes a shot. Save made by Steve Phillips.
Foul by James Constable on David Artell, free kick awarded. Harry Davis restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Byron Moore, clearance by Jake Wright.
Inswinging corner taken by Luke Murphy, Michael Duberry manages to make a clearance.
The ball is sent over by James Constable, Alfie Potter takes a shot. Steve Phillips makes a save.
Handball by Jon-Paul Pittman. Adam Dugdale takes the free kick.
Tonkin back in the frame
Defender Anthony Tonkin is set to return from injury for Oxford when they take on Crewe in npower League Two on Saturday.
Tonkin missed the 3-0 victory at Aldershot last weekend with a hamstring problem but could come back into the starting XI for the visit of Alex.
However, Tony Capaldi and Adam Chapman remain sidelined. Capaldi picked up a knee injury during his comeback reserve-team match against Bristol City last week and could be out of action for as long as two months, while Chapman is still not match-fit.
Meanwhile, midfielder Josh Payne has joined Aldershot on a one-month loan deal and is therefore unavailable for manager Chris Wilder ahead of the clash at the Kassam Stadium.
Forward duo Nick Powell and Ajay Leitch-Smith are expected to start for Crewe.
Powell and Leitch-Smith received minor calf and ankle knocks respectively in the hard-fought 3-2 win over Plymouth but have shaken off the effects during training this week.
If either player is not deemed fit to start, Shaun Miller is available to come into the attack having overcome an ankle complaint of his own to make his return following a three-match ban from the bench against Argyle.
Defender Carl Martin has been unable to progress as intended in his rehabilitation from tendinitis in his hamstring after being struck down with a sickness bug this week.
Manager Steve Davis wants his players to follow up last weekend's triumph with another victory and string together a positive sequence of results in a similar vein to the four-game unbeaten run the Railwaymen enjoyed at the start of his tenure last year.
"We've had some good results, but I'm disappointed we've not been able to get a run going after our first four games," he told The Sentinel. "The players thought they'd cracked it, then they got beaten at Bradford, which was a reality check. We've made changes and got some improvements, but there's still a very long way to go."
Late strike gives Alex the double
Substitute Greg Pearson stunned play-off-chasing Oxford with an 89th-minute winner to give Crewe a 1-0 victory at the Kassam Stadium and a league double over the U's this season.
Nick Powell's teasing run inside the box took him around the back of the Oxford defence, and Alex's new loan signing Pearson was on hand to tap in his short pass from four yards out and win the game for the visitors.
It ended Oxford's six-game unbeaten run, but the hosts had been disappointing in the second half as the visitors began to look stronger and stronger. While United struggled to test Alex keeper Steve Phillips that often, Powell was frequently looking a threat.
The striker sent a backward header narrowly over the bar 10 minutes from time, after previously lobbing a shot over when Oxford substitute Paul McLaren gave the ball away moments after coming onto the pitch.
Oxford did most of the pressing in the first half, but just couldn't find a way through, with the best chances falling to their midfielders. Andrew Whing volleyed over in the opening minutes, Peter Leven saw a shot blocked and Simon Heslop fired just over the crossbar moments before half-time.
Crewe had their threatening moments too. Harry Davis, son of manager Steve Davis, headed a corner wide from a good position, and Byron Moore saw his 20-yard drive pushed over by U's keeper Ryan Clarke. But it was left to Pearson to win it for Alex.
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