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Crewe Alexandra 1-2 Barnsley

Martin Cranie
Martin Cranie scored the winner to give the Tykes their first win of the season.

Barnsley came from behind to hand Crewe back-to-back defeats in League One, avenging their midweek cup defeat.

Billy Waters scored for the second time in a week against the Reds to put the home side ahead with a stunning volley past Adam Davies.

Leroy Lita pulled the visitors level when he tapped in Sam Winnall's cross before Martin Cranie headed in Conor Hourihane's corner.

Crewe sit 20th, while Barnsley rise to 15th after their opening day defeat.

Barnsley manager Danny Wilson:

"If you're going through the game from start to finish, we started the game off brightly.

"I was taken back when they scored the goal, not by the quality, it was a fantastic goal, but it came out of the blue.

"I thought we were pushing ourselves and we were comfortable. We got the ball down and passed it well. We got in the key areas and looked a threat."



Formation 4-3-2-1

  • 1Shearer
  • 2Tootle
  • 6Dugdale
  • 5Ray
  • 24LeighSubstituted forGuthrieat 90+1'minutes
  • 17Waters
  • 42Grant
  • 10InmanSubstituted forMolyneuxat 74'minutes
  • 28Ness
  • 7TurtonSubstituted forHaberat 81'minutes
  • 9OliverBooked at 63mins


  • 3Guthrie
  • 8Atkinson
  • 13Garratt
  • 14Saunders
  • 18Nolan
  • 21Molyneux
  • 25Haber


Formation 4-4-2

  • 12Davies
  • 2Brown
  • 5Nyatanga
  • 6CranieBooked at 73mins
  • 3Dudgeon
  • 4Berry
  • 32Bailey
  • 8Hourihane
  • 7TreacySubstituted forBreeat 72'minutes
  • 9WinnallBooked at 71minsSubstituted forOatesat 89'minutes
  • 33LitaSubstituted forDigbyat 78'minutes


  • 14Digby
  • 15Mvoto
  • 18Oates
  • 22McHale
  • 23Boakye-Yiadom
  • 24Dibble
  • 29Bree
Andy Davies

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamBarnsley
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Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Barnsley 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Barnsley 2.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Lee Molyneux (Crewe Alexandra).

  4. Post update

    Reece Brown (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Matt Tootle (Crewe Alexandra).

  6. Post update

    Luke Berry (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Jon Guthrie replaces Greg Leigh.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnsley. Rhys Oates replaces Sam Winnall.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Conor Hourihane (Barnsley) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Matt Tootle (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Lewin Nyatanga (Barnsley).

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Luke Berry (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Marcus Haber replaces Oliver Turton.

  15. Post update

    Foul by James Bailey (Barnsley).

  16. Post update

    Jamie Ness (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lee Molyneux (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Barnsley. Paul Digby replaces Leroy Lita.

  19. Goal!

    Goal! Crewe Alexandra 1, Barnsley 2. Martin Cranie (Barnsley) header from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Leroy Lita.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by George Ray.