What the press made of the comfortable win for the Robins.The Sentinel
A 0-0 draw at Ashton Gate last April ensured that Crewe went in to the final day of last season with their League One destiny in their own hands.
Almost 11 months on, their fate this season remains in their own hands as they enter the final stretches of this campaign, but only just after a disappointing display at Bristol City.
Their precarious position sees Crewe just two points above the relegation zone with a goal difference that makes your eyes water.
Little was expected from back-to-back trips to the league’s top two sides and a defeat at league leaders Bristol City, three days after a 5-1 hammering at Preston, adds to the enormity of Saturday’s home game with Oldham who continue to plummet down the league.
Crewe’s historic trouble with Tuesday night away games continued as goals from Aaron Wilbraham, Aden Flint and Jay Emmanuel-Thomas meant it is now no wins in their last 11 away league games on a Tuesday.
Crewe Alex slipped closer to the relegation places after being easily beaten by League One leaders Bristol City on Tuesday night.
The Robins barely had to break sweat to record their 25th win of the season thanks to first-half goals from Aaron Wilbraham and Aden Flint, and a Jay Emmanuel-Thomas effort after the restart.
It means Crewe have now won just one game in the last six, and have lost eight and drawn three of their last 11 away games on a Tuesday evening.
With wins for Colchester United, Coventry City and Crawley Town, while Leyton Orient picked up a point, it has left the Railwaymen just two points above the bottom four in 20th place.
The Bristol Post
BRISTOL City turned on the style to beat lowly Crewe Alexandra 3-0 at Ashton Gate and move another step nearer to achieving their objective of winning automatic promotion to the Championship.
This comfortable victory means the in-form Robins have now won six of their last seven outings and they remain 11 points clear of nearest rivals Preston North End with just eight games to go.
The Lilywhites may have two games in hand, but Steve Cotterill's team is in pole position I the race for the League One title and showing no signs of allowing their dominant position to slip.
Aaron Wilbraham put City ahead in the 32nd minute, his 17th goal of the season equalling his previous best tally in a season for MK Dons. And centre-back Aden Flint headed City's second and his ninth of the campaign 10 minutes later to create clear daylight between the two sides.
Recalled to the starting line-up, Jay Emmanuel-Thomas finished things off with a superb individual goal six minutes from time as the home side won with plenty to spare.
Holders of one of the worst away records in the third tier, Crewe were no match for the league leaders and scarcely threatened Frank Fielding's goal as they finished well beaten.