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Alexandra Stadium (ATT 5,738) 1st September 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: K Woolmer

Crewe Crewe Alexandra vs Coventry City Coventry

Crewe 1

M Clayton (24)

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Alex pile misery on City

Last Updated: 01/09/12 7:25pm

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Clayton (c): Striker is congratulated by his team-mates

Clayton (c): Striker is congratulated by his team-mates

Max Clayton's first-half strike gave Crewe a 1-0 victory and left mangerless Coventry still looking for their first league win of the season.

Clayton should have put Crewe in front in the third minute but the striker missed the ball with the goal gaping.

Coventry's Cody Mcdonald headed Carl Baker's cross straight at Alan Martin before Baker turned and shot straight at the Crewe goalkeeper. Baker blew the visitor's best opportunity when Kelvin Mellor's poor clearance fell to the midfielder six yards out. Baker had all the time in the world to pick his spot but somehow headed over the crossbar.

Alex made City pay with 24 minutes gone. Leitch-Smith mis-cued his shot from Harry Bunn's cross but the ball fell kindly to Clayton who could not miss from five yards out. Crewe nearly extended their lead soon afterwards but Joe Murphy kept out Harry Davis' far-post header with a superb save.

The Sky Blues came out fighting in the second half but more poor finishing cost them when McDonald cracked Baker's cross onto the crossbar and Stephen Elliott screwed the rebound wide.

Debutant David McGoldrick went close to levelling with a well-struck volley from 25-yards which flew inches over the bar.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
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1 Milton Keynes Dons 27 55
2 Bristol City 25 54
3 Swindon Town 27 54
4 Preston North End 27 47
5 Chesterfield 27 39
6 Sheffield United 25 39
7 Rochdale 26 38
8 Bradford City 26 37
9 Fleetwood Town 27 37
10 Oldham Athletic 26 37
11 Peterborough United 27 37
12 Doncaster Rovers 26 36
13 Notts County 27 35
14 Port Vale 28 35
15 Walsall 26 33
16 Scunthorpe United 25 33
17 Barnsley 26 32
18 Gillingham 27 31
19 Coventry City 28 31
20 Crewe Alexandra 27 29
21 Colchester United 27 28
22 Crawley Town 28 27
23 Leyton Orient 27 26
24 Yeovil Town 28 25