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Artell: "I Thought 2-1 Flattered Them"

11 February 2020

David Artell says he continues to be entertained by his Crewe Alexandra side as they recorded their sixth straight home win with a deserved 2-1 win over Crawley Town.

Crewe left it late again with Chris Porter heading home a 90th minute winner after substitute Owen Dale had delivered an inch perfect cross. The veteran striker had also given us the lead from the penalty spot after Callum Ainley was felled and to compound an eventual night for Porter, he was also penalised in giving away the penalty at the other end.

The Alex boss told the club’s official website: “I thought we deserved the three points and that the result flattered them. We were by far the better side and deserved to win by more than we did but we didn’t.

“Credit to their goalkeeper because he has made some great saves. He made one save from Pickering that I still can’t believe he has made. He has made the most saves in the league and won their player of the year a couple or three times down there.

“It was tough to beat him and if it had been a boxing match it would have been stopped at half-time.

“They have come to kick lumps out of us and maybe two seasons ago, we would have found it difficult but we stand up to that and let our football do our talking. The referee let them get away with a lot and I will go in after and try and help him.

“I felt the second goal was coming, I really did and it was a great cross from Owen and Ports couldn’t miss. We thoroughly deserved it and we have to keep it going.

"I want to be entertained by my team and I am. They are showing that. They deserve great credit for that."


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