EFL Cup - Second Round
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Crewe Alexandra 2-3 Bolton Wanderers (aet)

Jermaine Beckford
Jermaine Beckford scored two late goals to win the cup tie

Two late goals from Jermaine Beckford secured an extra-time victory for Championship side Bolton in the Capital One Cup against League One Crewe.

The striker looked to have won the tie in the first minute of stoppage time, but Marcus Haber scored an even later goal for Crewe to force extra-time.

Beckford, 30, then flicked the ball under goalkeeper Ben Garratt in the 106th-minute to secure victory.

Bolton's Darren Pratley cancelled out Brad Inman's opener in the first half.

The Trotters are yet to win the the Championship this season and made nine changes from Saturday's 2-1 defeat at Brighton.

They travel to Chelsea in the third round.

Bolton boss Dougie Freedman: "All credit to Crewe for making it a very interesting tie, but I thought we were superior in extra-time. I'm happy to go through and I am pleased for one or two of the youngsters I drafted in.

"Thanks to our energy and commitment we worked our way back into what was a very difficult game. We were right on top in the second half and created a number of chances."

Crewe boss Steve Davis: "I thought we were excellent although it didn't go for us in the end. We showed great spirit when we went 2-1 down. We had a lot of opportunities.

"When you don't win games your confidence can drain a bit, but if we play like that in the league we will win more games than we lose."

Line-ups

Crewe

Formation 4-3-3

  • 13Garratt
  • 2Tootle
  • 6Dugdale
  • 5RaySubstituted forLeighat 77'minutes
  • 3Guthrie
  • 7Turton
  • 8AtkinsonSubstituted forGrantat 87'minutes
  • 18Nolan
  • 17Waters
  • 9OliverSubstituted forHaberat 69'minutes
  • 10Inman

Substitutes

  • 1Shearer
  • 11Cooper
  • 14Saunders
  • 21Molyneux
  • 24Leigh
  • 25Haber
  • 42Grant

Bolton

Formation 4-4-2

  • 24Lonergan
  • 41Threlkeld
  • 4Mills
  • 14Dervite
  • 5Ream
  • 7Feeney
  • 21PratleyBooked at 56mins
  • 17TrotterSubstituted forDannsat 45+4'minutes
  • 39LesterSubstituted forLeeat 69'minutes
  • 35WilkinsonSubstituted forMasonat 68'minutes
  • 10Beckford

Substitutes

  • 9Mason
  • 18Danns
  • 26Hughes
  • 27Lee
  • 31Wheater
  • 34Fitzsimons
  • 44Kamara
Referee:
Tony Harrington
Attendance:
2,642

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamBolton
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home21
Away11
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home4
Away9
Fouls
Home13
Away18

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 2, Bolton Wanderers 3.

  2. Post update

    Second Half Extra Time ends, Crewe Alexandra 2, Bolton Wanderers 3.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Adam Dugdale (Crewe Alexandra).

  4. Post update

    Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Marcus Haber (Crewe Alexandra).

  6. Post update

    Dorian Dervite (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Corner, Bolton Wanderers. Conceded by Matt Tootle.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Matt Tootle (Crewe Alexandra).

  11. Post update

    Lee Chung-Yong (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Tim Ream (Bolton Wanderers).

  14. Goal!

    Goal! Crewe Alexandra 2, Bolton Wanderers 3. Jermaine Beckford (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lee Chung-Yong.

  15. Post update

    Second Half Extra Time begins Crewe Alexandra 2, Bolton Wanderers 2.

  16. Post update

    First Half Extra Time ends, Crewe Alexandra 2, Bolton Wanderers 2.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

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

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

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    Foul by Liam Feeney (Bolton Wanderers).