League One
CreweCrewe Alexandra1ShrewsburyShrewsbury Town2

Crewe Alexandra 1-2 Shrewsbury Town

Shaun Whalley fired home a superb last-minute goal from 20 yards as Shrewsbury snatched a dramatic victory at Crewe.

Larnell Cole had given the visitors an early lead with a shot which was deflected past Ben Garratt.

Ryan Lowe wasted a close-range chance for Crewe, but then provided the pass for Ryan Colclough to find the corner.

Shrewsbury keeper Mark Halstead denied Colclough and Lowe, but Shrewsbury sub Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro hit a post before Whalley beat Garratt to win it.

The victory lifted the visitors up to 17th in League One, three points clear of the bottom four, with Crewe remaining next to bottom.

Line-ups

Crewe

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Garratt
  • 2Turton
  • 29Ajayi
  • 6Nugent
  • 3Guthrie
  • 20Jones
  • 15Fox
  • 16KingSubstituted forInmanat 74'minutes
  • 9HaberBooked at 55mins
  • 7Lowe
  • 27Colclough

Substitutes

  • 8Atkinson
  • 10Inman
  • 11Cooper
  • 13Richards
  • 14Saunders
  • 18Bingham
  • 19Baillie

Shrewsbury

Formation 4-4-2

  • 21Halstead
  • 31Smith
  • 4Whitbread
  • 13GerrardBooked at 64mins
  • 12Brown
  • 10WhalleySubstituted forKnight-Percivalat 90+4'minutes
  • 6Black
  • 17Ogogo
  • 29Cole
  • 9CollinsSubstituted forAkpa-Akproat 72'minutes
  • 16VernonSubstituted forBarnettat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Lawrence
  • 19McAlinden
  • 20Knight-Percival
  • 22Clark
  • 23Barnett
  • 25Burton
  • 26Akpa-Akpro
Referee:
Andy Haines
Attendance:
5,506

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamShrewsbury
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home13
Away6
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home10
Away7
Fouls
Home13
Away4

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Shrewsbury Town 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Shrewsbury Town 2.

  3. Post update

    Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Oliver Turton (Crewe Alexandra).

  5. Substitution

    Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Nathaniel Knight-Percival replaces Shaun Whalley.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Semi Ajayi.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Anthony Gerrard.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Junior Brown.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Dominic Smith.

  10. Goal!

    Goal! Crewe Alexandra 1, Shrewsbury Town 2. Shaun Whalley (Shrewsbury Town) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Tyrone Barnett.

  11. Post update

    Ian Black (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Lowe (Crewe Alexandra).

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Tyrone Barnett replaces Scott Vernon.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Shaun Whalley.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ryan Lowe (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Jean-Louis Akpa-Akpro (Shrewsbury Town).

  18. Post update

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

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Bradden Inman replaces Adam King.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Jon Guthrie.