Crewe boosted their survival hopes and dented Shrewsbury's chances of staying in League One with a comfortable win.

Crewe went ahead on 38 minutes when Mathias Pogba powered home a header from Jon Guthrie's right-wing corner.

Uche Ikpeazu rifled into the top corner to double the lead after the break and, with the Shrews pressing for a way back into the game, Anthony Grant broke away from halfway and finished coolly.

Tom Bradshaw clawed a goal back for Shrewsbury in stoppage time.

Crewe's third successive away win lifts them out of the bottom four and puts them two points above Carlisle, who have a game in hand.

Shrewsbury are now five points from safety with three games of the campaign remaining.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Shrewsbury Town

  • 01 Weale
  • 05 Iorfa
  • 03 Jacobson
  • 04 Summerfield (Woods - 71' )
  • 16 Mkandawire
  • 18 Goldson Booked
  • 11 Taylor
  • 15 Wildig
  • 24 Eaves (Atajic - 61' )
  • 07 Miller Booked (Bradshaw - 78' Booked )
  • 17 Parry

Substitutes

  • 06 Winfield
  • 09 Bradshaw
  • 22 Woods
  • 25 Anyon
  • 26 Atajic
  • 29 Hall
  • 31 Smith

Crewe Alexandra

  • 21 Garratt
  • 02 Tootle
  • 16 Guthrie
  • 42 Grant
  • 05 Ellis
  • 06 Dugdale
  • 09 Pogba
  • 18 Nolan
  • 30 Ikpeazu (Turton - 70' )
  • 14 Inman (Oliver - 79' )
  • 11 Moore

Substitutes

  • 01 Phillips
  • 03 Mellor
  • 10 Leitch-Smith
  • 12 Ray
  • 19 Oliver
  • 20 Turton
  • 29 Waters
Ref: Gavin Ward
Att: 6,947

Match Stats

Shots

9 7

On target

3 5

Corners

6 10

Fouls

13 10

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Crewe Alexandra 3.

90:00 +4:26 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 1, Crewe Alexandra 3.

90:00 +3:56

Attempt saved. Ryan Woods (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the top centre of the goal.

90:00 +2:33

Attempt missed. Dominic Iorfa (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

90:00 +2:16

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Mark Ellis.

90:00 +1:26

Foul by Tom Bradshaw (Shrewsbury Town).

90:00 +1:26

Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +1:07 Booking

Booking Tom Bradshaw (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +0:16 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Shrewsbury Town 1, Crewe Alexandra 3. Tom Bradshaw (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jon Taylor.

88:17 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Shrewsbury Town 0, Crewe Alexandra 3. Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

86:20

Foul by Tamika Mkandawire (Shrewsbury Town).

86:20

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

83:09

Attempt missed. Tamika Mkandawire (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the right.

82:10

Attempt missed. Mathias Pogba (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

79:44

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Tamika Mkandawire.

78:45 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Vadaine Oliver replaces Bradden Inman.

78:16

Foul by Bahrudin Atajic (Shrewsbury Town).

78:16

Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

77:25 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Tom Bradshaw replaces Shaun Miller.

77:06 Booking

Booking Shaun Miller (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card.

76:55

Shaun Miller (Shrewsbury Town) has gone down, but that's a dive.

75:35

Foul by Shaun Miller (Shrewsbury Town).

75:35

Mark Ellis (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

70:59 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Ryan Woods replaces Luke Summerfield.

69:20 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Oliver Turton replaces Uche Ikpeazu.

68:09

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Tamika Mkandawire.

67:27

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Tamika Mkandawire.

66:57

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Tamika Mkandawire.

65:46

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Ben Garratt.

63:29 Booking

Booking Connor Goldson (Shrewsbury Town) is shown the yellow card.

63:19

Foul by Connor Goldson (Shrewsbury Town).

63:19

Mathias Pogba (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

60:17 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Shrewsbury Town. Bahrudin Atajic replaces Tom Eaves.

58:18

Attempt missed. Jon Taylor (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

56:34

Luke Summerfield (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

56:34

Foul by Bradden Inman (Crewe Alexandra).

55:50

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Matt Tootle.

54:28

Hand ball by Uche Ikpeazu (Crewe Alexandra).

53:56

Attempt missed. Dominic Iorfa (Shrewsbury Town) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

53:32

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Ben Garratt.

51:48

Attempt missed. Aaron Wildig (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

51:01

Attempt missed. Jon Taylor (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

50:03 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Shrewsbury Town 0, Crewe Alexandra 2. Uche Ikpeazu (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Byron Moore.

49:35

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Tamika Mkandawire.

49:00

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Joe Jacobson.

48:09

Connor Goldson (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick on the right wing.

48:09

Foul by Uche Ikpeazu (Crewe Alexandra).

45:00

Second Half begins Shrewsbury Town 0, Crewe Alexandra 1.

45:00 +1:09 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Shrewsbury Town 0, Crewe Alexandra 1.

45:00

Mathias Pogba (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

44:57

Foul by Joe Jacobson (Shrewsbury Town).

39:34

Hand ball by Uche Ikpeazu (Crewe Alexandra).

38:43

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Dominic Iorfa.

37:12 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Shrewsbury Town 0, Crewe Alexandra 1. Mathias Pogba (Crewe Alexandra) header from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Jon Guthrie.

36:47

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Joe Jacobson.

36:05

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Chris Weale.

33:52

Foul by Jon Taylor (Shrewsbury Town).

33:52

Jon Guthrie (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

31:11

Foul by Jon Taylor (Shrewsbury Town).

31:11

Jon Guthrie (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

29:35

Foul by Dominic Iorfa (Shrewsbury Town).

29:35

Byron Moore (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

27:35

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Mark Ellis.

26:00

Matt Tootle (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

25:58

Foul by Tom Eaves (Shrewsbury Town).

24:22

Hand ball by Shaun Miller (Shrewsbury Town).

23:16

Jon Taylor (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

23:16

Foul by Uche Ikpeazu (Crewe Alexandra).

20:47

Attempt saved. Joe Jacobson (Shrewsbury Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

19:59

Hand ball by Byron Moore (Crewe Alexandra).

18:08

Attempt missed. Byron Moore (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

15:03

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Joe Jacobson.

14:00

Jon Taylor (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

13:57

Foul by Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra).

13:28

Connor Goldson (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

13:28

Foul by Uche Ikpeazu (Crewe Alexandra).

11:28

Dominic Iorfa (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

11:28

Foul by Uche Ikpeazu (Crewe Alexandra).

10:08

Attempt saved. Byron Moore (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

9:45

Foul by Connor Goldson (Shrewsbury Town).

9:45

Bradden Inman (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

4:30

Corner, Shrewsbury Town. Conceded by Matt Tootle.

2:28

Luke Summerfield (Shrewsbury Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

2:28

Foul by Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra).

1:58

Attempt saved. Mathias Pogba (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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