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Cambridge United 2-1 Crewe Alexandra

Cambridge moved into the League Two play-off places for the first time this season by beating Crewe.

Uche Ikpeazu gave the U's the lead six minutes into the second half, running onto Conor Newton's pass and firing a rising effort past Ben Garratt.

Newton had missed the best chance of the first half, which the hosts had dominated, shooting wastefully off target when well placed following Harrison Dunk's pass.

Full-back Greg Taylor doubled the lead on the hour, robbing Chris Dagnall and unleashing a stunning effort which flew home via the underside of the crossbar.

Despite being comprehensively outplayed, Crewe found a way back into the match eight minutes later through James Jones, who fired a fine low effort across Will Norris from just outside the box.

Piero Mingoia came closest to building Cambridge's advantage and sealing their fourth straight league win, forcing Garratt into a parry after being played in by Ikpeazu.

The U's are now seventh, having been bottom until the end of September.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Cambridge

  • 1Norris
  • 28Halliday
  • 6Legge
  • 5Roberts
  • 2Taylor
  • 24Newton
  • 4Dunne
  • 7Mingoia
  • 8BerrySubstituted forMarisat 90+7'minutes
  • 11DunkSubstituted forClarkat 80'minutes
  • 26IkpeazuSubstituted forWilliamsonat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Adams
  • 10Williamson
  • 13Gregory
  • 15Long
  • 16Dallison-Lisbon
  • 18Maris
  • 20Clark

Crewe

  • 1Garratt
  • 2Turton
  • 4Davis
  • 3Guthrie
  • 14Bakayogo
  • 22Kiwomya
  • 15HollandsSubstituted forBinghamat 63'minutes
  • 8Jones
  • 11Cooper
  • 9DagnallSubstituted forKirkat 63'minutes
  • 7LoweSubstituted forUdohat 71'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Nugent
  • 13Richards
  • 17Udoh
  • 18Bingham
  • 20Kirk
  • 23Ainley
  • 36Lowery
Referee:
Lee Collins
Attendance:
4,167

Match Stats

Home TeamCambridgeAway TeamCrewe
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home12
Away4
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away4
Fouls
Home10
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Cambridge United 2, Crewe Alexandra 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cambridge United 2, Crewe Alexandra 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. George Maris replaces Luke Berry.

Attempt missed. George Cooper (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. James Jones (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Foul by Ben Williamson (Cambridge United).

Jon Guthrie (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Ben Williamson replaces Uche Ikpeazu.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Harry Davis.

Conor Newton (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Billy Bingham (Crewe Alexandra).

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Max Clark replaces Harrison Dunk.

Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Harry Davis (Crewe Alexandra).

Attempt saved. Piero Mingoia (Cambridge United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is saved in the top left corner.

Brad Halliday (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Zoumana Bakayogo (Crewe Alexandra).

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Daniel Udoh replaces Ryan Lowe because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Ryan Lowe (Crewe Alexandra) because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 2, Crewe Alexandra 1. James Jones (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ryan Lowe.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Leon Legge.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Greg Taylor.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Charlie Kirk replaces Chris Dagnall.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Billy Bingham replaces Danny Hollands.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Oliver Turton.

Foul by Conor Newton (Cambridge United).

Chris Dagnall (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 2, Crewe Alexandra 0. Greg Taylor (Cambridge United) left footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

Attempt missed. Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Harrison Dunk (Cambridge United).

George Cooper (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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

Foul by James Jones (Crewe Alexandra).

Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Jones (Crewe Alexandra).

Goal!

Goal! Cambridge United 1, Crewe Alexandra 0. Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Conor Newton.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Jon Guthrie.

Luke Berry (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Plymouth21142532211144
2Carlisle21119140251542
3Doncaster21133543301342
4Portsmouth21105633201335
5Luton2198431191235
6Wycombe2110472622434
7Cambridge219482824431
8Blackpool2186735241130
9Stevenage219393232030
10Barnet217952929030
11Crawley218582633-729
12Yeovil218492526-128
13Colchester217682927227
14Grimsby217592727026
15Exeter2182112526-126
16Crewe216872329-626
17Mansfield216872127-626
18Hartlepool215882837-923
19Morecambe2072112438-1423
20Notts County2164112536-1122
21Leyton Orient2163122227-521
22Accrington2156102027-721
23Cheltenham214982332-921
24Newport2045112332-917
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