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Loan star cuts it for Crewe

Jamie Ness stunned leaders Bristol City with the goal which secured basement club Crewe a shock 1-0 victory on Saturday.

The Stoke City loanee drove in from 25 yards in the 73rd minute as Crewe capitalised once City defender Derrick Williams had been sent off early in the second-half for his second yellow-card offence.

The leaders were at full stretch coping with bustling Crewe striker Uche Ikpeazu, who tested City goalkeeper Frank Fielding on several occasions in the first half.

Fielding made a superb near-post block to keep out an effort from Ikpeazu as Crewe threatened.

Steve Davis' side were also glad of some fine work from their young goalkeeper, Ben Garratt. The England youth international tipped over an effort from Aaron Wilbraham.

City's leading scorer was guilty of a bad miss after a cross had eluded Garratt only for Wilbraham to miscue from close range.

Defender Williams' rash challenge on Ikpeazu reduced City to 10 men five minutes after the break and Crewe's Leeds loanee Nicky Ajose went close to capitalising when he drove just wide.

Kieran Agard spurned a great chance for the visitors when he blazed over from 15 yards, but Ness made it count when he despatched a superb shot into the far corner.

Crewe substitute George Cooper wasted the chance of a second when he shot wide with just Fielding to beat.

Headlines for Bristol City this week

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  • Loan star cuts it for Crewe

  • Jamie Ness stunned leaders Bristol City with the goal which secured basement club Crewe a shock 1-0 victory on Saturday.

  • Davis joy at sweet Ness winner

  • Crewe boss Steve Davis compared Jamie Ness' winner against Bristol City to one of the midfielder's Old Firm derby efforts.

  • Ayling cracks Crawley resistance

  • Luke Ayling netted an 87th-minute winner to keep Bristol City top of the table with a 1-0 victory over Crawley on Saturday.

  • Ayling has good reason to smile

  • Steve Cotterill was bursting with pride after Luke Ayling's late winner had sent his Bristol City side back to the top of the table.

  • Gillingham to host Bristol City

  • Gillingham have been drawn at home in the first leg of their Johnstone's Paint Trophy Southern Area Final against Bristol City.

  • Cotterill salutes City support

  • Steve Cotterill is expecting an enticing JPT southern final after Bristol City's 2-0 win over an enterprising Coventry side.

  • Johnstone's Paint Trophy: Bristol City see off Coventry to reach southern area final

  • Aaron Wilbraham netted his 13th goal of the season as Bristol City clinched a place in the southern final of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy with a 2-0 victory over Coventry at Ashton Gate.

  • FA Cup: Arsenal and Hull to stage rematch of final in third round of this year's tournament

  • Last season's FA Cup finalists Arsenal and Hull will square off again in the third round of this year's tournament.

  • Late Agard goal sinks Telford

  • Kieran Agard netted in injury time as League One leaders Bristol City beat AFC Telford 1-0 in a FA Cup second-round tie at Ashton Gate.

  • Watson proud of battlers

  • Telford boss Liam Watson was proud of his side after an injury-time goal sank them 1-0 and put Bristol City into the FA Cup third round.

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