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Crewe Alexandra 1-2 Shrewsbury Town

Shaun Whalley fired home a superb last-minute goal from 20 yards as Shrewsbury snatched a dramatic victory at Crewe.

Larnell Cole had given the visitors an early lead with a shot which was deflected past Ben Garratt.

Ryan Lowe wasted a close-range chance for Crewe, but then provided the pass for Ryan Colclough to find the corner.

Shrewsbury keeper Mark Halstead denied Colclough and Lowe, but Shrewsbury sub Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro hit a post before Whalley beat Garratt to win it.

The victory lifted the visitors up to 17th in League One, three points clear of the bottom four, with Crewe remaining next to bottom.

Line-ups

Crewe

  • 1Garratt
  • 2Turton
  • 29Ajayi
  • 6Nugent
  • 3Guthrie
  • 20Jones
  • 15Fox
  • 16KingSubstituted forInmanat 74'minutes
  • 9HaberBooked at 55mins
  • 7Lowe
  • 27Colclough

Substitutes

  • 8Atkinson
  • 10Inman
  • 11Cooper
  • 13Richards
  • 14Saunders
  • 18Bingham
  • 19Baillie

Shrewsbury

  • 21Halstead
  • 31Smith
  • 4Whitbread
  • 13GerrardBooked at 64mins
  • 12Brown
  • 10WhalleySubstituted forKnight-Percivalat 90+4'minutes
  • 6Black
  • 17Ogogo
  • 29Cole
  • 9CollinsSubstituted forAkpa-Akproat 72'minutes
  • 16VernonSubstituted forBarnettat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Lawrence
  • 19McAlinden
  • 20Knight-Percival
  • 22Clark
  • 23Barnett
  • 25Burton
  • 26Akpa-Akpro
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
5,506

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home13
Away6
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home10
Away7
Fouls
Home13
Away4

Live Text

Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Shrewsbury Town 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Shrewsbury Town 2.

Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Oliver Turton (Crewe Alexandra).

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Nathaniel Knight-Percival replaces Shaun Whalley.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Semi Ajayi.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Anthony Gerrard.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Junior Brown.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Dominic Smith.

Goal!

Goal! Crewe Alexandra 1, Shrewsbury Town 2. Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Tyrone Barnett.

Ian Black (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ryan Lowe (Crewe Alexandra).

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Tyrone Barnett replaces Scott Vernon.

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

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Shaun Whalley.

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

Foul by Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Shrewsbury Town).

Ben Nugent (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Bradden Inman replaces Adam King.

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Jon Guthrie.

Substitution

Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro replaces James Collins.

Attempt blocked. Adam King (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Scott Vernon (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Semi Ajayi (Crewe Alexandra).

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Oliver Turton.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Anthony Gerrard.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Zak Whitbread.

Attempt missed. Ryan Lowe (Crewe Alexandra) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Mark Halstead.

Attempt saved. Ryan Lowe (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Booking

Anthony Gerrard (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Anthony Gerrard (Shrewsbury Town).

James Jones (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Scott Vernon.

Foul by Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town).

Ryan Colclough (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Ian Black (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by James Jones (Crewe Alexandra).

Ian Black (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by David Fox (Crewe Alexandra).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Walsall23146340192148
2Burton23153531191248
3Gillingham24145546291747
4Coventry24128441241744
5Wigan23117534211340
6Peterborough24114949361337
7Southend2310763127437
8Sheff Utd2310673731636
9Millwall2310493532334
10Bradford229762423134
11Port Vale249692827133
12Bury239683335-233
13Rochdale238782927231
14Scunthorpe2494112730-331
15Doncaster248792833-531
16Swindon2484123339-628
17Shrewsbury2475123035-526
18Blackpool2374122132-1125
19Barnsley2373133240-824
20Chesterfield2473142640-1424
21Fleetwood2365123034-423
22Oldham2231182435-1120
23Crewe2355132339-1620
24Colchester2455143358-2520
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