League One
CreweCrewe Alexandra1PeterboroughPeterborough United5

Crewe Alexandra 1-5 Peterborough United

Jermaine Anderson
Jermaine Anderson scored twice, to take his tally to four in five games for the Posh

Midfielder Jermaine Anderson's double helped Peterborough to a 5-1 victory at League One bottom side Crewe.

After Jon Taylor scored from an Anderson cross to give the visitors a 1-0 half-time lead, Posh scored three times in nine minutes.

Conor Washington smashed in after Erhun Oztumer dinked the ball over the top, then Anderson netted his first.

Lee Angol made it four before Ryan Colclough's consolation, before Anderson completed the scoring.

The Alex suffered their third straight home defeat, their 11th in 18 league games, prompting some fans to call for boss Steve Davis's departure - in the week he celebrated four years in charge at Gresty Road.

It was the second time this year that Crewe have shipped five goals at home, having been beaten 5-0 by MK Dons in January.

Crewe manager Steve Davis told BBC Radio Stoke:

"It was a horrible afternoon for everyone. There were not any positives to take from the game, aside from possibly Ryan Colclough's goal because it was a terrific strike.

"Every game this season we have been in it, up to a point, but we weren't today and that is the most disappointing thing.

"We started the second half slow and and bang, bang, bang before we knew it, it's 4-0. It is extremely hard after that and I was disappointed with all aspects of our play after that.

"In possession, out of possession, defensively. I expect better than that. I want people to run about, close people down and do that ugly side of the game and we are not doing it enough."

Line-ups

Crewe

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Garratt
  • 2Turton
  • 5Ray
  • 6Nugent
  • 17Kingsley
  • 27ColcloughSubstituted forWintleat 83'minutes
  • 20Jones
  • 18Bingham
  • 10InmanSubstituted forWilsonat 72'minutes
  • 9HaberSubstituted forKingat 57'minutesBooked at 60mins
  • 14SaundersBooked at 30mins

Substitutes

  • 3Guthrie
  • 11Cooper
  • 16King
  • 19Baillie
  • 21Wintle
  • 24Wilson
  • 30Nizic

Peterborough

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 1Alnwick
  • 2Smith
  • 12Almeida SantosBooked at 31mins
  • 8BostwickBooked at 36mins
  • 32Elder
  • 15Anderson
  • 33ForresterBooked at 69minsSubstituted forFoxat 85'minutes
  • 10OztumerSubstituted forBeautymanat 75'minutes
  • 7Taylor
  • 24AngolBooked at 87mins
  • 14WashingtonSubstituted forCoulibalyat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Maddison
  • 16Beautyman
  • 18Fox
  • 20Anderson
  • 22Da Silva Lopes
  • 26Henry
  • 28Coulibaly
Referee:
Charles Breakspear
Attendance:
4,094

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamPeterborough
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home14
Away27
Shots on Target
Home5
Away12
Corners
Home3
Away17
Fouls
Home6
Away17

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Peterborough United 5.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Peterborough United 5.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by George Ray.

  4. Post update

    Jermaine Anderson (Peterborough United) hits the bar with a header from very close range.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Jermaine Anderson.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Harry Wilson (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left from a direct free kick.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Michael Smith (Peterborough United).

  8. Post update

    Harry Wilson (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Oliver Turton.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Souleymane Coulibaly (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  11. Booking

    Lee Angol (Peterborough United) is shown the yellow card.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Lee Angol (Peterborough United).

  13. Post update

    Ben Nugent (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Michael Bostwick (Peterborough United) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Oliver Turton.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Peterborough United. Andrew Fox replaces Chris Forrester.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Ryan Wintle replaces Ryan Colclough.

  18. Goal!

    Goal! Crewe Alexandra 1, Peterborough United 5. Jermaine Anderson (Peterborough United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Billy Bingham.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Peterborough United. Conceded by Stephen Kingsley.