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Pixie's Terrific Clearance Went A Long Way To Help Us Win

21 December 2020

David Artell revealed that the Crewe Alexandra dressing room took time out to applaud their captain, Harry Pickering, after his goal line clearance at 1-0 up somehow denied Wimbledon’s Steve Seddon a certain earlier equaliser. The left-back covered his goalkeeper and his outstretched leg in the 84th minute somehow deflected his goal bound effort over for a corner.

The stand-in captain prevented a certain goal and Crewe went on to win all three points thanks to Oli Finney’s stoppage time winner at Plough Lane.

The Crewe boss told us: “It was an unbelievable clearance from Pixie and it helped us win the game. It was as good as a goal.

“After the game I always ask the players if they have anything to say and I went around the dressing room and right at the end, Luke Murphy just went  ‘what a clearance that was from Pixie’ and the rest of the lads gave him a round of applause. They knew how it important it was.

The boss added: “It was just as important as Oli Finney’s winner and the lads knew it.  It was a terrific piece of defending from him.”

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