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Crewe Alexandra 1-2 Leyton Orient

Chris Dagnall

Two goals on his debut from substitute Chris Dagnall sent Leyton Orient top of League One as they came from behind to win at Crewe.

After a goalless first half, the Alex went ahead when Byron Moore poked in from close range after Chuks Aneke's shot was blocked.

Former Barnsley striker Dagnall, a free transfer signing, levelled with a fierce finish from the edge of the box.

Dagnall then grabbed the winner when he tucked home Mathieu Baudry's cross.

The win was the O's fourth in their last five league games as Crewe lost for the first time at home since November.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade told BBC London 94.9:

Russell Slade

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Post-match: Orient manager Slade

"It was a hard-earned performance in terms of getting a result and Crewe were excellent. They put us under pressure and we had to come from behind again.

"In the last five minutes the fans counted for us. They were right behind us."

On debutant Chris Dagnall: "Two inspired finishes. That's what he is about.

"He is lively and can get behind people and link up with others and he will prove to be a great acquisition to the club.

Line-ups

Crewe

  • 21Garratt
  • 2Tootle
  • 14Inman
  • 3MellorBooked at 9mins
  • 42Grant
  • 26AnekeBooked at 62mins
  • 8OsmanSubstituted forEvansat 86'minutes
  • 4Davis
  • 11MooreSubstituted forPogbaat 84'minutes
  • 10Leitch-SmithSubstituted forIkpeazuat 74'minutes
  • 5Ellis

Substitutes

  • 9Pogba
  • 12Ray
  • 13Martin
  • 16Guthrie
  • 22Evans
  • 28Waters
  • 30Ikpeazu

Leyton Orient

  • 31Jakupovic
  • 15N Clarke
  • 6Baudry
  • 11Odubajo
  • 2Omozusi
  • 5CuthbertBooked at 82mins
  • 29NessSubstituted forVincelotat 61'minutesBooked at 89mins
  • 8James
  • 9Lisbie
  • 25SimpsonSubstituted forDagnallat 45'minutesBooked at 69mins
  • 7Cox

Substitutes

  • 3Sawyer
  • 4Vincelot
  • 12Larkins
  • 19Lasimant
  • 22Loza
  • 23Dagnall
  • 30Coulthirst
Referee:
Andy Woolmer
Attendance:
4,830

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamLeyton Orient
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home6
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home14
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Leyton Orient 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Leyton Orient 2.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Mathieu Baudry.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Eldin Jakupovic.

Attempt saved. Uche Ikpeazu (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Booking

Romain Vincelot (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Romain Vincelot (Leyton Orient).

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

Foul by Kevin Lisbie (Leyton Orient).

Attempt saved. Matt Tootle (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. George Evans replaces Abdul Osman.

Foul by Uche Ikpeazu (Crewe Alexandra).

Nathan Clarke (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Scott Cuthbert.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Mathias Pogba replaces Byron Moore.

Booking

Scott Cuthbert (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Scott Cuthbert (Leyton Orient).

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

Foul by Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient).

Uche Ikpeazu (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Romain Vincelot (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Anthony Grant (Crewe Alexandra).

Nathan Clarke (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mark Ellis (Crewe Alexandra).

Foul by Scott Cuthbert (Leyton Orient).

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

Corner, Leyton Orient. Conceded by Matt Tootle.

Mathieu Baudry (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Uche Ikpeazu (Crewe Alexandra).

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Uche Ikpeazu replaces Ajay Leitch-Smith.

Scott Cuthbert (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Matt Tootle (Crewe Alexandra).

Nathan Clarke (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chukwuemeka Aneke (Crewe Alexandra).

Booking

Chris Dagnall (Leyton Orient) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Chris Dagnall (Leyton Orient).

Kelvin Mellor (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Romain Vincelot (Leyton Orient) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Harry Davis (Crewe Alexandra).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leyton Orient2617633257
2Brentford2617542156
3Wolves2615742252
4Preston261394948
5Rotherham2612861144
6Peterborough2613310842
7Walsall271197642
8Port Vale2612311-239
9Swindon2611411637
10MK Dons251069536
11Coventry2612861034
12Colchester268108134
13Bradford267127633
14Gillingham279513-1032
15Crawley24798-530
16Notts County278316-627
17Oldham267613-727
18Carlisle267613-1927
19Sheff Utd266812-926
20Shrewsbury276813-926
21Tranmere266713-1925
22Bristol City254129-324
23Crewe266614-2824
24Stevenage266416-2022
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