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TranmereTranmere Rovers1CreweCrewe Alexandra0

Tranmere Rovers 1-0 Crewe Alexandra

Matthew Pennington's header gave Tranmere a win over lowly Crewe, their first victory in six league games.

The teenage defender, on loan from Everton, climbed to nod Jason Koumas's corner into the roof of the net.

Ryan Lowe and Jake Kirby both had chances to extend the lead before the visitors had two penalty claims turned down in quick succession.

Cole Stockton almost made it two in injury time but his 25-yard shot was well saved by Ben Garratt.

Line-ups

Tranmere

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Williams
  • 29Pennington
  • 3Horwood
  • 18Jennings
  • 4Taylor
  • 32Arthurworrey
  • 20KennedyBooked at 36mins
  • 22KoumasBooked at 83mins
  • 14CassidySubstituted forStocktonat 71'minutes
  • 9Lowe
  • 15KirbySubstituted forRobinsonat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Holmes
  • 5Goodison
  • 10Robinson
  • 12Rowe
  • 16Stockton
  • 17Power
  • 33Mooney

Crewe

Formation 4-4-2

  • 21Garratt
  • 3MellorBooked at 39mins
  • 2Tootle
  • 22EvansBooked at 37mins
  • 4Davis
  • 5Ellis
  • 11MooreSubstituted forPogbaat 67'minutes
  • 42Grant
  • 26Aneke
  • 10Leitch-SmithSubstituted forIkpeazuat 75'minutes
  • 14Inman

Substitutes

  • 6Dugdale
  • 8Osman
  • 9Pogba
  • 13Martin
  • 16Guthrie
  • 29Waters
  • 30Ikpeazu
Referee:
Scott Mathieson
Attendance:
5,045

Match Stats

Home TeamTranmereAway TeamCrewe
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home8
Away6
Shots on Target
Home2
Away2
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home16
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Crewe Alexandra 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Crewe Alexandra 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Ben Garratt.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Cole Stockton (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Andy Robinson.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers).

  7. Post update

    Mark Ellis (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mathias Pogba (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Andy Robinson (Tranmere Rovers).

  10. Post update

    George Evans (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers).

  12. Post update

    Mark Ellis (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  13. Post update

    Andy Robinson (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra).

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Uche Ikpeazu (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Matthew Pennington.

  17. Booking

    Jason Koumas (Tranmere Rovers) is shown the yellow card.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Jason Koumas (Tranmere Rovers).

  19. Post update

    Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jason Koumas (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Brentford27185447252259
2Leyton Orient26176356243257
3Wolves27167444202455
4Preston2613943627948
5Rotherham27129647361145
6Walsall28129735251045
7Peterborough28143114840845
8Swindon27124114537840
9Port Vale26123113739-239
10MK Dons26106104138336
11Coventry26128655451034
12Colchester2681083534134
13Bradford2671273832633
14Gillingham2895143647-1132
15Crawley2571082934-531
16Oldham2786133238-630
17Tranmere2777133048-1828
18Notts County2983183748-1127
19Carlisle2676132847-1927
20Crewe2876152754-2727
21Sheff Utd2668122635-926
22Shrewsbury2868142738-1126
23Bristol City26412103742-524
24Stevenage2664162444-2022
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