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Crewe Alexandra 1-2 Leyton Orient

Chris Dagnall

Two goals on his debut from substitute Chris Dagnall sent Leyton Orient top of League One as they came from behind to win at Crewe.

After a goalless first half, the Alex went ahead when Byron Moore poked in from close range after Chuks Aneke's shot was blocked.

Former Barnsley striker Dagnall, a free transfer signing, levelled with a fierce finish from the edge of the box.

Dagnall then grabbed the winner when he tucked home Mathieu Baudry's cross.

The win was the O's fourth in their last five league games as Crewe lost for the first time at home since November.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade told BBC London 94.9:

"It was a hard-earned performance in terms of getting a result and Crewe were excellent. They put us under pressure and we had to come from behind again.

"In the last five minutes the fans counted for us. They were right behind us."

On debutant Chris Dagnall: "Two inspired finishes. That's what he is about.

"He is lively and can get behind people and link up with others and he will prove to be a great acquisition to the club.

Line-ups

Crewe

Formation 4-4-2

  • 21Garratt
  • 2Tootle
  • 14Inman
  • 3MellorBooked at 9mins
  • 42Grant
  • 26AnekeBooked at 62mins
  • 8OsmanSubstituted forEvansat 86'minutes
  • 4Davis
  • 11MooreSubstituted forPogbaat 84'minutes
  • 10Leitch-SmithSubstituted forIkpeazuat 74'minutes
  • 5Ellis

Substitutes

  • 9Pogba
  • 12Ray
  • 13Martin
  • 16Guthrie
  • 22Evans
  • 28Waters
  • 30Ikpeazu

Leyton Orient

Formation 4-4-2

  • 31Jakupovic
  • 15Clarke
  • 6Baudry
  • 11Odubajo
  • 2Omozusi
  • 5CuthbertBooked at 82mins
  • 29NessSubstituted forVincelotat 61'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 8James
  • 9Lisbie
  • 25SimpsonSubstituted forDagnallat 45'minutesBooked at 69mins
  • 7Cox

Substitutes

  • 3Sawyer
  • 4Vincelot
  • 12Larkins
  • 19Lasimant
  • 22Loza
  • 23Dagnall
  • 30Coulthirst
Referee:
Andy Woolmer
Attendance:
4,830

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamLeyton Orient
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home6
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home14
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Leyton Orient 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Leyton Orient 2.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Mathieu Baudry.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Eldin Jakupovic.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Uche Ikpeazu (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  6. Booking

    Romain Vincelot (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card.

  7. Post update

    Bradden Inman (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Romain Vincelot (Leyton Orient).

  9. Post update

    Matt Tootle (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Lisbie (Leyton Orient).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. George Evans replaces Abdul Osman.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Uche Ikpeazu (Crewe Alexandra).

  14. Post update

    Nathan Clarke (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Scott Cuthbert.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Mathias Pogba replaces Byron Moore.

  17. Booking

    Scott Cuthbert (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Scott Cuthbert (Leyton Orient).

  19. Post update

    Matt Tootle (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leyton Orient26176356243257
2Brentford26175445242156
3Wolves26157441192252
4Preston2613943627948
5Rotherham26128645341144
6Peterborough26133104032842
7Walsall2711973024642
8Port Vale26123113739-239
9Swindon26114114236637
10MK Dons2510694136536
11Coventry26128655451034
12Colchester2681083534134
13Bradford2671273832633
14Gillingham2795133545-1032
15Crawley247982732-530
16Notts County2783163339-627
17Oldham2676132734-727
18Carlisle2676132847-1927
19Sheff Utd2668122635-926
20Shrewsbury2768132635-926
21Tranmere2667132948-1925
22Bristol City2541293639-324
23Crewe2666142553-2824
24Stevenage2664162444-2022
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