Mathias Pogba scored twice on his debut as Crewe Alexandra thrashed Hartlepool in the Capital One Cup to set a new club record of 20 games without defeat.

AJ Leitch-Smith lifted the ball over keeper Scott Flinders and into the roof of the net for the opener.

Pogba then teed up Max Clayton to fire in the second and Pogba sidefooted a third from Byron Moore's cross.

Clayton ran through to add a fourth before the break and Pogba completed the rout after beating two men late on.

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (4)

Crewe Alexandra

  • 13 Martin
  • 03 Davis
  • 05 Ellis
  • 06 Dugdale
  • 16 Robertson
  • 04 Westwood
  • 11 Moore
  • 19 Osman (Murphy - 76' )
  • 07 Clayton (Turton - 84' )
  • 09 Pogba
  • 10 Leitch-Smith (Daniels - 78' )

Substitutes

  • 21 Garratt
  • 12 Turton
  • 17 Ray
  • 20 White
  • 08 Murphy
  • 14 Mellor
  • 18 Daniels

Hartlepool United

  • 01 Flinders
  • 02 Austin
  • 05 Collins
  • 06 Horwood
  • 29 Hartley Booked
  • 07 Franks
  • 08 Walton
  • 11 Monkhouse
  • 15 Sweeney
  • 33 James (Poole - 46' )
  • 39 Howard

Substitutes

  • 18 Baldwin
  • 22 Holden
  • 03 Humphreys
  • 14 Luscombe
  • 20 Murray
  • 09 Nish
  • 10 Poole
Ref: Boyeson
Att: 2,501

Match Stats

Shots

11 17

On target

6 9

Corners

1 3

Fouls

7 8

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +2:17 Full time

Full Time The referee ends the match.

90:00 +1:40

The ball is crossed by Evan Horwood.

90:00 +0:42 Goal scored

Goal! - Mathias Pogba - Crewe 5 - 0 Hartlepool Goal scored by Mathias Pogba from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Crewe 5-0 Hartlepool.

87:37

The ball is crossed by Evan Horwood, Header from close range by Antony Sweeney misses to the right of the goal.

87:02

The ball is sent over by Neil Austin, Steve Howard takes a shot. Save by Alan Martin.

84:48

The ball is swung over by Evan Horwood, clearance made by Adam Dugdale.

83:54 Substitution

Substitution Oliver Turton replaces Max Clayton.

83:40

Brendon Daniels sends in a cross.

82:37

The ball is sent over by Brendon Daniels, Close range shot by Mathias Pogba misses to the left of the goal.

79:48

A cross is delivered by Antony Sweeney, Steve Howard takes a shot. Save by Alan Martin.

78:31

The referee penalises Luke Murphy for handball. Free kick taken by Scott Flinders.

78:15

Centre by Harry Davis.

78:00

The ball is swung over by Luke Murphy, Andy Monkhouse makes a clearance.

75:34

Direct free kick taken by Alan Martin.

75:34 Substitution

Substitution (Crewe) makes a substitution, with Brendon Daniels coming on for Ajay Leitch-Smith.

75:34 Substitution

Substitution Luke Murphy joins the action as a substitute, replacing Abdul Osman.

75:34

A cross is delivered by Evan Horwood, free kick awarded for a foul by Steve Howard on Adam Dugdale.

73:58

Neil Austin produces a cross, Mark Ellis manages to make a clearance.

72:03

The assistant referee signals for offside against Antony Sweeney. Alan Martin takes the free kick.

71:09

Evan Horwood produces a cross, save by Alan Martin.

69:54

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Steve Howard by Abdul Osman. The ball is sent over by Evan Horwood, Steve Howard takes a shot. Save by Alan Martin.

68:53

Steve Howard takes a shot. Save by Alan Martin.

68:02

Centre by Jonathan Franks, Andy Monkhouse takes a shot. Save made by Alan Martin.

67:45

Evan Horwood produces a cross.

67:29

Byron Moore concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Monkhouse. Sam Collins takes the direct free kick.

66:01

Foul by Andy Monkhouse on Byron Moore, free kick awarded. Alan Martin restarts play with the free kick.

64:24

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Ashley Westwood, clearance made by Sam Collins.

63:29

James Poole sends in a cross, Shot by Steve Howard from just outside the area goes over the net.

62:40

Max Clayton produces a left-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the bar.

59:25

Steve Howard takes a shot. Save by Alan Martin.

55:54

Steve Howard concedes a free kick for a foul on Ashley Westwood. Adam Dugdale takes the free kick.

54:02

Mathias Pogba has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand post.

52:48

Jonathan Franks takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Alan Martin.

52:16

Max Clayton is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Scott Flinders.

48:53

Antony Sweeney takes a shot. Save by Alan Martin.

47:34

Shot from outside the area by Jonathan Franks misses to the left of the goal.

46:26

Evan Horwood delivers the ball, Mark Ellis makes a clearance.

45:38

Free kick awarded for a foul by Adam Dugdale on James Poole. Free kick taken by Evan Horwood.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution James Poole replaces Luke James.

45:00 +2:00 Half time

Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.

45:00 +1:49

The ball is sent over by Andy Monkhouse, Adam Dugdale makes a clearance.

45:00 +1:09

The ball is delivered by Luke James, Ashley Westwood manages to make a clearance.

44:59

Effort from the edge of the penalty area by Max Clayton goes wide of the left-hand post.

44:27

Centre by Evan Horwood, clearance made by Abdul Osman.

43:26

Ajay Leitch-Smith is caught offside. Free kick taken by Scott Flinders.

42:08

Max Clayton is ruled offside. Scott Flinders takes the free kick.

38:58

Byron Moore provided the assist for the goal.

38:58 Goal scored

Goal! - Max Clayton - Crewe 4 - 0 Hartlepool Max Clayton gets on the score sheet with a goal from outside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Crewe 4-0 Hartlepool.

38:20

Corner from the right by-line taken by Evan Horwood, comfortable save by Alan Martin.

35:37

The referee blows for offside. Scott Flinders restarts play with the free kick.

34:33

Handball by Ashley Westwood. Evan Horwood restarts play with the free kick.

34:05

Abdul Osman fouled by Steve Howard, the ref awards a free kick. Adam Dugdale restarts play with the free kick.

33:05

Assist on the goal came from Byron Moore.

33:05 Goal scored

Goal! - Mathias Pogba - Crewe 3 - 0 Hartlepool Goal scored by Mathias Pogba from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Crewe 3-0 Hartlepool.

30:39

Evan Horwood fouled by Harry Davis, the ref awards a free kick. Jonathan Franks crosses the ball in from the free kick.

29:35

Luke James crosses the ball, Shot from outside the penalty box by Steve Howard goes wide right of the goal.

26:59

The ball is delivered by Byron Moore, clearance made by Steve Howard.

26:16

Effort on goal by Simon Walton from outside the box goes harmlessly over the bar.

24:40

Jonathan Franks crosses the ball, Foul by Adam Dugdale on Steve Howard, free kick awarded. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Evan Horwood, save made by Alan Martin.

24:13

The ball is sent over by Byron Moore, Scott Flinders makes a comfortable save.

22:35

Centre by Andy Monkhouse, Header by Luke James from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.

20:50

Harry Davis sends in a cross, Scott Flinders makes a comfortable save.

20:23

Jonathan Franks crosses the ball, Steve Howard takes a shot. Save made by Alan Martin.

19:24

The official flags Steve Howard offside. Indirect free kick taken by Alan Martin.

19:04

Ajay Leitch-Smith is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Neil Austin takes the indirect free kick.

17:34

Max Clayton concedes a free kick for a foul on Sam Collins. Scott Flinders takes the direct free kick.

16:34

The ball is sent over by Jonathan Franks, Mark Ellis makes a clearance.

15:55

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Evan Horwood from the right by-line.

13:15

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Byron Moore by Simon Walton. Ashley Westwood restarts play with the free kick.

12:22

Assist by Mathias Pogba.

12:22 Goal scored

Goal! - Max Clayton - Crewe 2 - 0 Hartlepool Cross/shot scored by Max Clayton. Crewe 2-0 Hartlepool.

11:46

Ajay Leitch-Smith takes a shot. Save by Scott Flinders.

10:44

A cross is delivered by Jonathan Franks, Steve Howard has a headed effort from close range and clears the bar.

9:13

Unfair challenge on Harry Davis by Steve Howard results in a free kick. Alan Martin restarts play with the free kick.

6:59 Goal scored

Goal! - Ajay Leitch-Smith - Crewe 1 - 0 Hartlepool Goal scored by Ajay Leitch-Smith from close range to the top left corner of the goal. Crewe 1-0 Hartlepool.

6:01

Strike comes in from Ashley Westwood from the free kick.

6:01 Booking

Booking Peter Hartley receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

5:44

Free kick awarded for a foul by Peter Hartley on Max Clayton.

5:01

A cross is delivered by Luke James, Mark Ellis makes a clearance.

4:21

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ashley Westwood on Andy Monkhouse. Evan Horwood takes the direct free kick.

3:09

Jonathan Franks produces a cross, Adam Dugdale fouled by Steve Howard, the ref awards a free kick. Alan Martin restarts play with the free kick.

1:59

Shot from a long way out by Jonathan Franks goes wide of the left-hand post.

0:00

The game gets underway.

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