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REWIND: Crewe Alexandra v Coventry City - Watch two City win's over the Alex ahead of the trip to Gresty Road

9 October 2014

City have enjoyed success at the home of Crewe Alexandra before, including a 6-1 thrashing at Gresty Road in 2001...

Coventry City travel to Gresty Road on Saturday to take on Crewe Alexandra in SkyBet League One.

The Alex have only won one game at home all season and the Sky Blues have the chance to record their first win in four league games.

Here we take a look back at three great wins in the past, and the first of these happened in March…

Crewe Alexandra 1-2 Coventry City, League One, 29/03/14

City's form was poor going into the game, having lost six away league games in a row but they were not to be denied on the afternoon. 

Callum Wilson opened the scoring after 25 minutes, however the lead was lost on the hour when Jordan Clarke scored an own goal.

However, City were not to be denied and Wilson got his second, and what was his seventh goal in as many games, ten minutes from time when he raced clear and slotted home.

The win gave the Sky Blues their first away win since January, and put them eight points clear of the drop zone.
 


Crewe Alexandra 1-6 Coventry City, Championship, 09/02/2002

City recorded their biggest win since 1959 when they tore apart an Alex side in a Championship clash.

Laurent Delorge opened the scoring for the Sky Blues in the first half. Rob Hulse equalised, but at the end of the first half Lee Hughes put City back in front.

It was one way traffic in the second half. Hughes and Delorge both got their second goal to make the scoreline 4-1.

David Thompson made it five after 67 minutes, before Hughes got his hat-trick 20 minutes from time to seal the rout. Crewe missed a penalty at the end of the game, and the scoreline reflected City's dominance on the day. 



Coventry City 5-1 Crewe Alexandra, Division Three, 17/09/1963

In front of nearly 30,000 fans at Highfield Road, City recorded an emphatic win in the old Division Three.

In a City side that featured the likes of FA Cup winning manager John Sillett, goals from Ken Hale, a double for George Hudson, Ernie Machin and an own goal ensured a comfortable victory, and gave the Sky Blues their first win of the season.

The win remains the biggest home win from either team, although City went close to breaking that with a 4-1 win over the Alex, in an FA Cup tie in 1966.

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