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Artell: "Tempo Increased And We Were Much Better Second Half"

2 December 2020

David Artell was delighted with his side’s first comeback result of the season against Swindon Town. His Crewe side fell undeservedly two goals down to John Sheridan’s side but almost immediately after going 2-0 down, Daniel Powell squeezed home an equaliser and that gave us the necessary lifeline to produce arguably our best 45 minutes of the season in the second half.

Further goals from Perry Ng, Tom Lowery and Owen Dale saw Crewe race away with the results and in essence it should have been more in the end. Following three successive defeats, if you include our FA Cup defeat at Cheltenham on Saturday, Crewe bounced back into winning ways with a terrific attacking performance.

David Artell told us: “In the first half, I didn’t think they deserved to be 2-0 up if I am honest but they were.

“I think that was more down to us and us being passive in that first half. That’s a positive in a negative because it wasn’t them carving us open.

“We have a chat at half time about one or two things. About the tempo, being quicker, a bit on shape and the patterns of play we wanted to implement.

He added: “They did that and I thought we were fine second half. We were good and it ended up 4-2 and in the end I think that flattered them a bit. We have come from behind, so that’s that particular monkey off our back.”

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