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Crewe Alexandra 2-1 Wycombe Wanderers

James Jones struck a late penalty as rejuvenated Crewe made it back-to-back wins with a 2-1 victory over Sky Bet League Two play-off hopefuls Wycombe.

Adebayo Akinfenwa's 76th-minute strike appeared to have salvaged a point for the Chairboys after the striker's 12th goal of the season cancelled out Chris Dagnall's first-half opener.

But James' penalty three minutes from time secured the spoils for Crewe, who look a different proposition to the side which had limped on for 11 games without a win before their shock 5-0 demolition of Grimsby at the weekend.

Wycombe were bidding to reclaim a berth in the play-off places after losing 3-0 to Stevenage, but found themselves a goal down in controversial circumstances after just 10 minutes at Gresty Road.

Dagnall forced his way past Joe Jacobson to unleash a fierce drive which Wanderers' keeper Jamal Blackman parried under his bar. But referee Michael Salisbury conferred with his assistant before adjudging the ball had crossed the line.

Wycombe responded with Scott Kashket driving in a shot from distance, but failing to trouble Crewe keeper Ben Garratt.

Garratt was also safely behind Akinfenwa's header as the veteran striker latched onto Jacobson's free-kick.

Sam Wood should have done better when well placed in front of goal after the break, but the Wycombe midfielder fired his effort straight at Garratt.

Kashket was replaced by Garry Thompson up front, but Crewe continued to look the more likely scorers and on-loan midfielder Callum Cooke's volley had Blackman stretching to tip the ball over.

However, just as the home side were looking good value to increase their lead, Wycombe equalised.

Akinfenwa latched onto a ball pumped to the edge of the box and swivelled to dispatch a lethal finish into the bottom corner to level the scores 14 minutes from time.

But Crewe were not to be denied, and in the 87th minute Sido Jombati held back George Ray to concede what seemed a harsh penalty award and Jones blasted home from the spot.

Report supplied by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Crewe

  • 1Garratt
  • 2TurtonBooked at 39mins
  • 5Ray
  • 6Nugent
  • 3Guthrie
  • 8JonesBooked at 88mins
  • 15HollandsSubstituted forWintleat 21'minutes
  • 24Cooke
  • 11CooperSubstituted forNgat 89'minutes
  • 9DagnallSubstituted forKiwomyaat 75'minutes
  • 16Bowery

Substitutes

  • 13Richards
  • 14Bakayogo
  • 21Wintle
  • 22Kiwomya
  • 23Ng
  • 25Ainley
  • 27Dale

Wycombe

  • 27Blackman
  • 2JombatiBooked at 88mins
  • 5Stewart
  • 6PierreSubstituted forDe Havillandat 45'minutes
  • 3Jacobson
  • 17O'NienBooked at 50mins
  • 25Gape
  • 11WoodSubstituted forSaundersat 68'minutes
  • 26Jakubiak
  • 20Akinfenwa
  • 24KashketSubstituted forThompsonat 57'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Thompson
  • 8Bean
  • 13Richardson
  • 16Harriman
  • 22Freeman
  • 23De Havilland
  • 29Saunders
Referee:
Michael Salisbury
Attendance:
2,896

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamWycombe
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home8
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away7
Corners
Home5
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 2, Wycombe Wanderers 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 2, Wycombe Wanderers 1.

Foul by Jordan Bowery (Crewe Alexandra).

Sido Jombati (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Perry Ng replaces George Cooper.

George Ray (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Will De Havilland (Wycombe Wanderers).

Booking

James Jones (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Sido Jombati (Wycombe Wanderers) is shown the yellow card.

Goal!

Goal! Crewe Alexandra 2, Wycombe Wanderers 1. James Jones (Crewe Alexandra) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the high centre of the goal.

Penalty Crewe Alexandra. George Cooper draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Sido Jombati (Wycombe Wanderers) after a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt saved. George Cooper (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Jamal Blackman.

Foul by Alex Kiwomya (Crewe Alexandra).

Anthony Stewart (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by James Jones (Crewe Alexandra).

Sam Saunders (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Alex Jakubiak (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Crewe Alexandra 1, Wycombe Wanderers 1. Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sido Jombati with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Alex Kiwomya replaces Chris Dagnall.

Foul by Callum Cooke (Crewe Alexandra).

Dominic Gape (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Luke O'Nien (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Anthony Stewart.

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

Foul by Sam Saunders (Wycombe Wanderers).

Oliver Turton (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers).

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Sam Saunders replaces Sam Wood.

George Cooper (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers).

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

Foul by Anthony Stewart (Wycombe Wanderers).

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

Foul by Jordan Bowery (Crewe Alexandra).

Joe Jacobson (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Garry Thompson replaces Scott Kashket.

Callum Cooke (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Luke O'Nien (Wycombe Wanderers).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Doncaster31196660372363
2Plymouth30193850331760
3Carlisle311413454441055
4Luton311410747291852
5Portsmouth30156944281651
6Exeter311541250341649
7Mansfield31121184134747
8Wycombe30137103837146
9Stevenage31143144948145
10Colchester30128104639744
11Barnet31111194042-244
12Blackpool301011943311241
13Grimsby31118123639-341
14Cambridge30117123735240
15Crawley30116133746-939
16Yeovil31911113338-538
17Morecambe29115133645-938
18Crewe31811123344-1135
19Hartlepool31710143755-1831
20Accrington2979133041-1130
21Notts County3186173456-2230
22Cheltenham31611143446-1229
23Leyton Orient3185183347-1429
24Newport30510153347-1425
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