What the press had to say about the Sky Blues defeat
CREWE were left heartbroken after dominating fellow League One strugglers Coventry, but slipping to a damaging defeat thanks to Callum Wilson’s brace.
The win leaves the Sky Blues all but safe, but the Alex are still deep in a relegation battle and have now won just once in eight games.
But manager Steve Davis was full of praise for his side, despite seeing them slip back into the drop zone.
“I thought we did enough to at least get a point, maybe more,” he said.
“I thought we really pushed them second half – for the best part, we played the better football, we were the better team.
CREWE Alex slipped back into the relegation zone after going down to Coventry despite an improved display at Gresty Road on Saturday.
The Railwaymen were the better side on the day and, after cancelling out Callum Wilson's opener thanks to an own goal, had plenty of chances to win it.
But the killer touch was missing and Wilson found one with nine minutes to go to make it back-to-back defeats for the home side.
The damaging result will be a real blow to boss Steve Davis and his men, but they can perhaps take some heart from a better display.
Steven Pressley made no apologies for the brand of football served up by the Sky Blues for a second game running.
But after suspending his slick-passing principles to secure City’s second win of the week, few of the 1,142 travelling fans will have grumbled too much as Callum Wilson enhanced his reputation with two more goals to add to his impressive collection.
The outstanding League One striker showed all the predatory instincts of a seasoned front man to snap up a rebound off the post to give Coventry a first-half lead, and was coolness personified to grab the winner against the run of play in a war of attrition that saw Crewe slip back into the drop zone as City pulled eight points clear.
Like Wednesday night’s Sixfields scrap with Stevenage, this one could have gone either way – and Alex boss Steve Davis would have every right to feel his side deserved at least a point, if not all three.