November 3, 2012
Alex leave Chairboys standing
Crewe shrugged off an early blow and a penalty miss to coast into the second round of the FA Cup with a 4-1 home win over Wycombe.
Goals from Mathias Pogba, Mark Ellis, Chuks Aneke and Luke Murphy usurped the 13th-minute lead given to the visitors by Matt Spring's rasping shot.
Despite losing skipper Gary Doherty to a ninth-minute injury, Wanderers were on top in the opening half hour and may have extended their lead had substitute Richard Logan connected with a cross right in front of goal.
But Pogba levelled matters up in the 19th minute when he pounced after goalkeeper Jordan Archer could only parry an Aneke effort. Ellis then followed up a header with a close-range finish to edge Crewe ahead five minutes before the break.
Archer kept the score down with a super performance and saved a 52nd-minute penalty from Harry Davis after Pogba had been brought down inside the box. The Tottenham loanee flung himself across to his right to keep out the centre-half's spot kick.
But the 19-year-old was given no chance with fierce drives from Aneke, after 62 minutes, and Murphy 15 minutes later which flew into the top corner to underline Crewe's superiority.
|Crewe Alexandra||Wycombe Wanderers|
|13 Alan Martin||36 Jordan Archer|
|5 Mark Ellis||30 Gary Doherty|
|2 Matt Tootle||5 Dave Winfield|
|3 Harry Davis||27 Anthony Stewart|
|19 Abdul Osman||18 Charles Dunne|
|8 Luke Murphy||9 Matthew Spring|
|23 Michael West||11 Sam Wood|
|14 Kelvin Mellor||17 Joel Grant|
|26 Chuks Aneke||12 Bruno Andrade|
|11 Byron Moore||28 Josh Scowen|
|9 Mathias Pogba||32 Junior Morias|
|1 Steve Phillips||Lee Harrison 21|
|15 Gregor Robertson||Kortney Hause 34|
|6 Adam Dugdale||Gareth Ainsworth 7|
|12 Oliver Turton||Jesse Kewley-Graham 26|
|17 George Ray||Richard Logan 16|
|16 Jon Guthrie||Dennis Oli 15|
|18 Brendon Daniels||Olly Taylor 33|
|Brendon Daniels for Michael West (66)||Richard Logan for Gary Doherty (9)|
|Oliver Turton for Abdul Osman (72)||Kortney Hause for Anthony Stewart (41)|
|Gregor Robertson for Chuks Aneke (82)||Jesse Kewley-Graham for Junior Morias (58)|
|Brendon Daniels (76)||Matthew Spring (46)|
|Bruno Andrade (67)|
|· Squads: Crewe Alexandra | Wycombe Wanderers|