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Artell: "We Cannot Keep Giving Away Cheap Goals"

19 October 2021

David Artell could not hide his disappointment after his Crewe Alexandra side conceded avoidable goals to Sunderland. Crewe were beaten 4-0 on the night and Artell was incensed with the way we conceded the goals this evening, especially from two corners in the second half  - one stemming from our own corner.

The Alex boss told the club’s official website: “I thought we were good for the first 20, 25 minutes. Right up until their first goal really. We were slicker and better in possession. We closed them down and forced them into mistakes and created some good chances. They had some chances too but we were matching them and then we concede two goals in a short space of time and then didn’t handle the second half of the first half very well.

“We came out second half and we conceded two goals from two corners. One from their corner which was a tap in and a killer goal and then one from our own corner when they hit us on the counter attack. We have conceded five goals from set plays in the last three matches and you cannot do that.

“We have been our own worst enemies and the mistakes have killed us. I thought the performance was better than at Fleetwood by a long way and we kept going but you cannot give goals like that to anyone, never mind Sunderland. The goals flattened us and one led to another and we have got to get out of that habit. It needs addressing and we will work hard to do that.”

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