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Crewe Alexandra 2-3 Wycombe Wanderers

Craig Mackail-Smith grabbed a stoppage-time winner as Wycombe edged out Crewe after a frantic finish.

Aston Villa youngster Harry McKirdy appeared to have earned Crewe a point with a late equaliser, but the Chairboys substitute made the most of some slack defending to poke in the winner.

The high-flying Chairboys got off to the worst possible start when Nathan McGinley was adjudged to have tripped Charlie Kirk and Chris Porter beat keeper Scott Brown with an early penalty.

Gareth Ainsworth's side rallied and Luke O'Nien wasted a good chance when keeper Ben Garratt parried the ball to his feet, but the midfielder lifted his effort over.

Some sustained Crewe pressure ended with Eddie Nolan's thumping header flying a yard wide of the Chairboys' goal.

But the struggling Railwaymen looked resolute in defence, with Michael Raynes in excellent form until Adebayo Akinfenwa headed on Joe Jacobsen's free kick and Paris Cowan-Hall rifled a half-volley into the far corner with an hour gone.

Then Akinfenwa played a decisive presence in the box again, setting up Nathan Tyson for Wycombe's second from close range, with Crewe boss Dave Artell then sent to the stands for protesting.

Crewe substitute McKirdy drove in the rebound after Ryan Wintle's shot was parried by Brown with two minutes left, but Mackail-Smith poked home deep in stoppage time.

Match report supplied by the Press Association

Line-ups

Crewe

  • 1Garratt
  • 12NolanBooked at 55mins
  • 4Walker
  • 6Raynes
  • 3Bakayogo
  • 14Ainley
  • 15Wintle
  • 30Green
  • 20KirkSubstituted forBarlaserat 80'minutes
  • 7PorterSubstituted forBoweryat 34'minutes
  • 24ReillySubstituted forMcKirdyat 67'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 5Ray
  • 10Bowery
  • 13Richards
  • 16Lowery
  • 18Pickering
  • 39McKirdy
  • 40Barlaser

Wycombe

  • 1Brown
  • 18Moore
  • 15McGinley
  • 28Scarr
  • 3Jacobson
  • 8Bean
  • 4GapeSubstituted forKashketat 82'minutes
  • 17O'Nien
  • 10BloomfieldSubstituted forMackail-Smithat 67'minutes
  • 20Akinfenwa
  • 12Cowan-HallSubstituted forTysonat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Kashket
  • 22Freeman
  • 23Tyson
  • 24Williams
  • 25Mackail-Smith
  • 30Ma-Kalambay
Referee:
Martin Coy
Attendance:
3,645

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamWycombe
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home10
Away16
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away9
Fouls
Home10
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 2, Wycombe Wanderers 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 2, Wycombe Wanderers 3.

Foul by Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers).

Eddie Nolan (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Harry McKirdy (Crewe Alexandra).

Goal!

Goal! Crewe Alexandra 2, Wycombe Wanderers 3. Craig Mackail-Smith (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Marcus Bean.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Dan Scarr.

Attempt blocked. Zoumana Bakayogo (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Booking

Harry McKirdy (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Harry McKirdy (Crewe Alexandra).

Goal!

Goal! Crewe Alexandra 2, Wycombe Wanderers 2. Harry McKirdy (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Ryan Wintle (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Ryan Wintle.

Foul by Marcus Bean (Wycombe Wanderers).

Ryan Wintle (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Crewe Alexandra 1, Wycombe Wanderers 2. Nathan Tyson (Wycombe Wanderers) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner following a set piece situation.

Tafari Moore (Wycombe Wanderers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Paul Green (Crewe Alexandra).

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Scott Kashket replaces Dominic Gape.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Daniel Barlaser replaces Charlie Kirk.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Michael Raynes.

Foul by Luke O'Nien (Wycombe Wanderers).

Michael Raynes (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Wycombe Wanderers. Conceded by Eddie Nolan.

Foul by Eddie Nolan (Crewe Alexandra).

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

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Nathan McGinley.

Attempt blocked. Craig Mackail-Smith (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Jordan Bowery (Crewe Alexandra) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Harry McKirdy replaces Lewis Reilly.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Craig Mackail-Smith replaces Matt Bloomfield.

Substitution

Substitution, Wycombe Wanderers. Nathan Tyson replaces Paris Cowan-Hall.

Foul by Luke O'Nien (Wycombe Wanderers).

Callum Ainley (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tafari Moore (Wycombe Wanderers).

Ryan Wintle (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Goal! Crewe Alexandra 1, Wycombe Wanderers 1. Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Adebayo Akinfenwa following a set piece situation.

goal

As It Stood

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2Notts County28149547301751
3Accrington27154847321549
4Wycombe28147752381449
5Exeter2715393833548
6Coventry28145931201147
7Mansfield281211541311047
8Lincoln City28129738271145
9Newport2812973932745
10Swindon27142114037344
11Colchester2911993835342
12Carlisle28108103837138
13Cambridge28108102736-938
14Crawley28106122833-536
15Stevenage2898113740-335
16Grimsby2998122839-1135
17Cheltenham2997133944-534
18Port Vale2995153239-732
19Morecambe2878132738-1129
20Crewe2892173145-1429
21Yeovil2877143850-1228
22Chesterfield2976163052-2227
23Forest Green2875163150-1926
24Barnet2856172742-1521
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