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Shrewsbury Town 1-3 Crewe Alexandra

Crewe boosted their survival hopes and dented Shrewsbury's chances of staying in League One with a comfortable win.

Crewe went ahead on 38 minutes when Mathias Pogba powered home a header from Jon Guthrie's right-wing corner.

Uche Ikpeazu rifled into the top corner to double the lead after the break and, with the Shrews pressing for a way back into the game, Anthony Grant broke away from halfway and finished coolly.

Tom Bradshaw clawed a goal back for Shrewsbury in stoppage time.

Crewe's third successive away win lifts them out of the bottom four and puts them two points above Carlisle, who have a game in hand.

Shrewsbury are now five points from safety with three games of the campaign remaining.

Line-ups

Shrewsbury

  • 1Weale
  • 5Iorfa
  • 3Jacobson
  • 4SummerfieldSubstituted forWoodsat 71'minutes
  • 16Mkandawire
  • 18GoldsonBooked at 64mins
  • 11Taylor
  • 15Wildig
  • 24EavesSubstituted forAtajicat 61'minutes
  • 7MillerBooked at 78minsSubstituted forBradshawat 78'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 17Parry

Substitutes

  • 6Winfield
  • 9Bradshaw
  • 22Woods
  • 25Anyon
  • 26Atajic
  • 29Hall
  • 31Smith

Crewe

  • 21Garratt
  • 2Tootle
  • 16Guthrie
  • 42Grant
  • 5Ellis
  • 6Dugdale
  • 9Pogba
  • 18Nolan
  • 30IkpeazuSubstituted forTurtonat 70'minutes
  • 14InmanSubstituted forOliverat 79'minutes
  • 11Moore

Substitutes

  • 1Phillips
  • 3Mellor
  • 10Leitch-Smith
  • 12Ray
  • 19Oliver
  • 20Turton
  • 29Waters
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
6,947

Match Stats

Home TeamShrewsburyAway TeamCrewe
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home9
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away10
Fouls
Home13
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Crewe Alexandra 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Crewe Alexandra 3.
Attempt saved. Ryan Woods (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Attempt missed. Dominic Iorfa (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Mark Ellis.
Foul by Tom Bradshaw (Shrewsbury Town).
Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Tom Bradshaw (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Shrewsbury Town 1, Crewe Alexandra 3. Tom Bradshaw (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jon Taylor.

Goal!

Goal! Shrewsbury Town 0, Crewe Alexandra 3. Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.
Foul by Tamika Mkandawire (Shrewsbury Town).
Vadaine Oliver (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Attempt missed. Tamika Mkandawire (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the right.
Attempt missed. Mathias Pogba (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Tamika Mkandawire.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Vadaine Oliver replaces Bradden Inman.
Foul by Bahrudin Atajic (Shrewsbury Town).
Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Tom Bradshaw replaces Shaun Miller.

Booking

Shaun Miller (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card.
Shaun Miller (Shrewsbury Town) has gone down, but that's a dive.
Foul by Shaun Miller (Shrewsbury Town).
Mark Ellis (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Ryan Woods replaces Luke Summerfield.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Oliver Turton replaces Uche Ikpeazu.
Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Tamika Mkandawire.
Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Tamika Mkandawire.
Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Tamika Mkandawire.
Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Ben Garratt.

Booking

Connor Goldson (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by Connor Goldson (Shrewsbury Town).
Mathias Pogba (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Bahrudin Atajic replaces Tom Eaves.
Attempt missed. Jon Taylor (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Luke Summerfield (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Bradden Inman (Crewe Alexandra).
Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Matt Tootle.
Hand ball by Uche Ikpeazu (Crewe Alexandra).
Attempt missed. Dominic Iorfa (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Ben Garratt.
Attempt missed. Aaron Wildig (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Attempt missed. Jon Taylor (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Shrewsbury Town 0, Crewe Alexandra 2. Uche Ikpeazu (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Byron Moore.
Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Tamika Mkandawire.
Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Joe Jacobson.
Connor Goldson (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Uche Ikpeazu (Crewe Alexandra).

Second Half

Second Half begins Shrewsbury Town 0, Crewe Alexandra 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 0, Crewe Alexandra 1.
Mathias Pogba (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Joe Jacobson (Shrewsbury Town).
Hand ball by Uche Ikpeazu (Crewe Alexandra).
Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Dominic Iorfa.

Goal!

Goal! Shrewsbury Town 0, Crewe Alexandra 1. Mathias Pogba (Crewe Alexandra) header from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Jon Guthrie.
Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Joe Jacobson.
Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Chris Weale.
Foul by Jon Taylor (Shrewsbury Town).
Jon Guthrie (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jon Taylor (Shrewsbury Town).
Jon Guthrie (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Dominic Iorfa (Shrewsbury Town).
goal

As It Stood

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1Wolves4329955396
2Brentford4327973090
3Leyton Orient43231193880
4Rotherham43221382679
5Preston43211662279
6Peterborough4321418967
7Swindon4318916663
8Port Vale4318619-1260
9Sheff Utd42161115059
10MK Dons4317719058
11Walsall43141514257
12Crawley42141315-455
13Bradford43121714253
14Bristol City43121714153
15Gillingham4315622-1751
16Oldham42131118-1050
17Coventry43161116-249
18Colchester43111319-1246
19Tranmere43121021-2446
20Crewe43121021-2746
21Carlisle42111120-2644
22Notts County4313426-1643
23Shrewsbury4391420-1641
24Stevenage4310924-2339
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