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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

  • 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

  • 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

Match ends, Tranmere Rovers 1, Crewe Alexandra 0.

Full Time

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

Corner, Tranmere Rovers. Conceded by Ben Garratt.

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

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Andy Robinson.

Foul by Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers).

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

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

Foul by Andy Robinson (Tranmere Rovers).

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

Foul by Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers).

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

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

Foul by Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra).

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

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Matthew Pennington.

Booking

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

Foul by Jason Koumas (Tranmere Rovers).

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

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

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Andy Robinson replaces Jake Kirby.

Attempt missed. Ryan Lowe (Tranmere Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

Matthew Pennington (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Uche Ikpeazu (Crewe Alexandra).

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Uche Ikpeazu replaces Ajay Leitch-Smith.

Attempt missed. Mathias Pogba (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Steven Jennings (Tranmere Rovers).

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

Foul by Jason Koumas (Tranmere Rovers).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Tranmere Rovers. Cole Stockton replaces Jake Cassidy.

Foul by Matthew Pennington (Tranmere Rovers).

Matt Tootle (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Jason Koumas (Tranmere Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra).

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Mathias Pogba replaces Byron Moore.

Attempt missed. Jake Kirby (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

Foul by Jake Cassidy (Tranmere Rovers).

Kelvin Mellor (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Matthew Kennedy (Tranmere Rovers) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is close, but misses to the right.

goal

As It Stood

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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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