EFL Cup - First Round
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Crewe Alexandra 1-3 Preston North End

Preston progressed to the second round of the League Cup as goals from Jordan Hugill, Will Keane and Josh Brownhill secured victory at League One Crewe.

Championship side Preston opened the scoring in the fifth minute through a Hugill penalty, before fellow forward Keane fired home the second soon after.

Adam King's low drive halved the deficit before the break to give Crewe hope for the second half.

However, Brownhill struck late on to make the win safe for Preston.

The victory was Preston's first of the season after Simon Grayson's side opened their Championship campaign at the weekend with a goalless draw against Middlesbrough.

Line-ups

Crewe

  • 1Garratt
  • 2Turton
  • 5Ray
  • 6Nugent
  • 3Guthrie
  • 15Fox
  • 16King
  • 18Bingham
  • 9HaberSubstituted forColcloughat 63'minutesBooked at 65mins
  • 12Dalla Valle
  • 10InmanSubstituted forCooperat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Atkinson
  • 11Cooper
  • 13Richards
  • 14Saunders
  • 19Baillie
  • 21Wintle
  • 27Colclough

Preston

  • 1Pickford
  • 2VermijlSubstituted forDaviesat 74'minutes
  • 6WrightSubstituted forHumphreyat 53'minutes
  • 23Huntington
  • 15Woods
  • 3Cunningham
  • 22Brownhill
  • 16Browne
  • 8Kilkenny
  • 25HugillSubstituted forGarnerat 81'minutes
  • 9Keane

Substitutes

  • 7Humphrey
  • 11Johnson
  • 14Garner
  • 17Reid
  • 19Welsh
  • 20Davies
  • 26James
Referee:
Scott Duncan
Attendance:
2,852

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamPreston
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home9
Away16
Shots on Target
Home4
Away10
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Preston North End 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Preston North End 3.

George Ray (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joe Garner (Preston North End).

Foul by George Ray (Crewe Alexandra).

Joe Garner (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Crewe Alexandra 1, Preston North End 3. Josh Brownhill (Preston North End) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Chris Humphrey with a cross.

Attempt missed. George Cooper (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Joe Garner (Preston North End) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Joe Garner replaces Jordan Hugill.

Attempt missed. Ryan Colclough (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Ben Davies replaces Marnick Vermijl.

Attempt missed. George Cooper (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Billy Bingham (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alan Browne (Preston North End).

Attempt saved. Chris Humphrey (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Greg Cunningham (Preston North End) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box following a set piece situation.

Booking

Ryan Colclough (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ryan Colclough (Crewe Alexandra).

Calum Woods (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by George Ray.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. George Cooper replaces Bradden Inman.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Ryan Colclough replaces Marcus Haber.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Calum Woods.

Adam King (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Greg Cunningham (Preston North End).

Corner, Preston North End. Conceded by Ben Nugent.

Lauri Dalla Valle (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alan Browne (Preston North End).

Hand ball by Marcus Haber (Crewe Alexandra).

Attempt missed. Will Keane (Preston North End) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Chris Humphrey replaces Bailey Wright.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Paul Huntington.

Attempt blocked. Billy Bingham (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Jordan Pickford.

Attempt saved. Marcus Haber (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Jordan Hugill (Preston North End) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Adam King (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Josh Brownhill (Preston North End).

Calum Woods (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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