Max Power's spectacular effort helped Tranmere Rovers bounce back from a goal down to beat Crewe Alexandra and end their three-game run without a win.

Brad Inman got his third goal in as many games when he fired into the top left corner after fellow loan man Lauri Dalla Valle fed the ball into his path.

Alex keeper Steve Phillips then denied Zoumana Bakayogo but Adam McGurk headed a leveller from Andy Robinson's cross.

Rovers sealed the points when Power curled home his second of the season.

Victory keeps Rovers in the automatic promotion places, two points behind Sheffield United who were 3-0 winners at home against Scunthorpe.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (4)

Tranmere

  • 01 fon Williams
  • 02 Holmes
  • 04 Taylor
  • 14 Bakayogo Booked
  • 23 Daniels
  • 06 Palmer
  • 10 Robinson (Thompson - 87' )
  • 17 Power
  • 09 Cassidy
  • 11 McGurk
  • 20 O'Halloran

Substitutes

  • 33 Mooney
  • 03 Black
  • 05 Goodison
  • 19 Kay
  • 07 Thompson
  • 12 Harrison
  • 16 Stockton

Crewe

  • 01 Phillips
  • 02 Tootle
  • 03 Davis Booked
  • 05 Ellis
  • 06 Dugdale
  • 15 Robertson
  • 08 Murphy
  • 19 Osman (Aneke - 82' )
  • 31 Inman
  • 09 Pogba (Moore - 70' )
  • 30 Dalla Valle (M Clayton - 71' )

Substitutes

  • 21 Garratt
  • 16 Guthrie
  • 14 Mellor
  • 26 Aneke
  • 27 Colclough
  • 07 M Clayton
  • 11 Moore
Ref: Tierney
Att: 7,252

Match Stats

Shots

8 5

On target

4 3

Corners

7 2

Fouls

10 8

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:05 Full time

Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.

90:00 +2:45

Owain Fon Williams takes the indirect free kick.

90:00 +2:45 Booking

Booking Harry Davis goes into the referee's book.

90:00 +1:55

Luke Murphy takes a shot. Save made by Owain Fon Williams. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Max Clayton from the right by-line to the near post, Harry Davis challenges Ash Taylor unfairly and gives away a free kick.

88:35

Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Holmes on Bradden Inman. Luke Murphy takes the direct free kick.

86:10 Substitution

Substitution (Tranmere) makes a substitution, with Joe Thompson coming on for Andy Robinson.

86:10

Jake Cassidy sends in a cross.

85:19

Outswinging corner taken by Andy Robinson from the right by-line, clearance made by Harry Davis.

81:23

Owain Fon Williams takes the indirect free kick.

81:23 Substitution

Substitution Chuks Aneke comes on in place of Abdul Osman.

81:23

Unfair challenge on Liam Palmer by Luke Murphy results in a free kick.

78:46

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Andy Robinson by Luke Murphy. Max Power restarts play with the free kick.

77:43

The assistant referee signals for offside against Max Clayton. Ash Taylor takes the direct free kick.

76:55

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gregor Robertson on Michael O'Halloran. Andy Robinson crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, Mark Ellis manages to make a clearance.

76:43

Byron Moore delivers the ball, Donervorn Daniels makes a clearance.

75:24

Corner taken by Luke Murphy from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance by Liam Palmer.

73:43

Close range header by Ash Taylor goes wide of the left-hand upright.

73:01

Short corner taken by Andy Robinson from the right by-line.

72:04

Corner taken right-footed by Adam McGurk from the right by-line to the near post, Max Clayton makes a clearance.

71:02

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam McGurk by Harry Davis. Andy Robinson delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, clearance by Adam Dugdale.

69:42 Substitution

Substitution Max Clayton comes on in place of Lauri Dalla Valle.

69:42 Substitution

Substitution Byron Moore joins the action as a substitute, replacing Mathias Pogba.

69:15

Unfair challenge on Mark Ellis by Jake Cassidy results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Adam Dugdale.

67:15

The offside flag is raised against Michael O'Halloran. Free kick taken by Steve Phillips.

66:23

Harry Davis has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

65:04

Luke Murphy takes the free kick.

65:04 Booking

Booking Zoumana Bakayogo receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

64:52

Zoumana Bakayogo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lauri Dalla Valle.

62:56 Goal scored

Goal! - Max Power - Tranmere 2 - 1 Crewe Max Power grabs a goal from just inside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Tranmere 2-1 Crewe.

62:16

Outswinging corner taken by Andy Robinson, Mark Ellis manages to make a clearance.

60:38

Shot by Lauri Dalla Valle from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

59:58

Adam McGurk gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luke Murphy. Direct free kick taken by Adam Dugdale.

59:00

Liam Palmer has an effort at goal from inside the penalty box hitting the post.

57:12

Assist by Andy Robinson.

57:12 Goal scored

Goal! - Adam McGurk - Tranmere 1 - 1 Crewe Adam McGurk finds the net with a headed goal from close in. Tranmere 1-1 Crewe.

55:01

The ball is sent over by Luke Murphy, Ash Taylor makes a clearance.

53:35

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mathias Pogba on Donervorn Daniels. Free kick taken by Owain Fon Williams.

53:14

The ball is crossed by Max Power, Steve Phillips makes a save.

52:25

Zoumana Bakayogo takes a shot. Save by Steve Phillips.

50:33

Danny Holmes challenges Gregor Robertson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Gregor Robertson, Centre by Luke Murphy, clearance made by Liam Palmer.

49:36

A cross is delivered by Matt Tootle, Ash Taylor manages to make a clearance.

48:15

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Andy Robinson, clearance made by Gregor Robertson.

45:01

The referee starts the second half.

45:00 +1:06 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +0:16

The assistant referee signals for offside against Mathias Pogba. Free kick taken by Owain Fon Williams.

44:51

Mathias Pogba is penalised for a handball. Zoumana Bakayogo takes the free kick.

44:19

The offside flag is raised against Zoumana Bakayogo. Free kick taken by Steve Phillips.

43:30

The ball is delivered by Adam McGurk, Adam Dugdale makes a clearance.

38:22

Long range shot by Jake Cassidy goes wide right of the goal.

37:38

Unfair challenge on Adam McGurk by Luke Murphy results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Ash Taylor.

37:00

Jake Cassidy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Abdul Osman. Direct free kick taken by Adam Dugdale.

35:27

Michael O'Halloran takes a shot. Harry Davis gets a block in.

32:45

Jake Cassidy sends in a cross, clearance by Matt Tootle.

31:47

Unfair challenge on Abdul Osman by Jake Cassidy results in a free kick. Luke Murphy crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, save by Owain Fon Williams.

30:32

Mathias Pogba takes a shot. Clearance by Zoumana Bakayogo.

25:42

Max Power delivers the ball.

24:41

Centre by Zoumana Bakayogo, Adam Dugdale makes a clearance. Corner taken short by Andy Robinson, clearance by Mark Ellis.

23:31

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andy Robinson on Matt Tootle. Adam Dugdale takes the free kick.

22:42

Corner taken short by Adam McGurk.

22:17

Andy Robinson sends in a cross, save made by Steve Phillips.

20:46

Andy Robinson produces a cross.

17:08

Lauri Dalla Valle is penalised for a handball. Owain Fon Williams takes the free kick.

16:01

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Owain Fon Williams.

11:51 Goal scored

Goal! - Bradden Inman - Tranmere 0 - 1 Crewe Goal scored by Bradden Inman from close range to the top right corner of the goal. Tranmere 0-1 Crewe.

10:58

Zoumana Bakayogo has an effort at goal from a long way out that goes wide left.

6:07

Lauri Dalla Valle fouled by Ash Taylor, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Luke Murphy.

5:06

Unfair challenge on Donervorn Daniels by Lauri Dalla Valle results in a free kick. Ash Taylor restarts play with the free kick.

4:30

Andy Robinson is caught offside. Steve Phillips restarts play with the free kick.

3:51

The ball is sent over by Andy Robinson, Matt Tootle manages to make a clearance.

2:36

Liam Palmer sends in a cross, Adam Dugdale makes a clearance.

0:48

Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Palmer on Matt Tootle. Mark Ellis restarts play with the free kick.

0:00

The match has kicked off.

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