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Crewe Alexandra 1-1 Wigan Athletic

League One's bottom club Crewe earned a hard-fought draw after going behind to promotion hopefuls Wigan Athletic.

Reece Wabara opened the scoring for the visitors in superb fashion, firing his 25-yard volley past Ben Garratt.

The Alex levelled just before the break through Brad Inman's first-time effort, before Ryan Colclough struck the Wigan bar from the edge of the box.

Crewe withstood constant pressure in the second period, as Garratt kept out multiple efforts from Yanic Wildschut.

The Alex picked up only their second point in six League One matches since 28 November - but Steve Davis's side are still only eight points adrift of safety.

Crewe manager Steve Davis told BBC Radio Stoke:

"It was a hard earned point. "A fair result and a good game. I was surprised we fell behind when we did because we had started better than we have in recent weeks.

"But the lads didn't let going a goal behind affect them. And we got a terrific goal. Ryan Colclough hit a great pass, Brad took it on his chest and it was a great finish.

"We have worked on Brad Inman making those type of runs in behind the centre-halves, so we were pleased when it came off for our equaliser.

Wigan Athletic manager Gary Caldwell told BBC Radio Manchester:

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Caldwell on Crewe v Wigan

"We were the dominant team right throughout the game. We created numerous opportunities.

"We've played worse than that and won games this season.

"I'm very happy with the result but obviously disappointed because we came here to win."

Line-ups

Crewe

  • 1Garratt
  • 3Guthrie
  • 6Nugent
  • 29Ajayi
  • 2Turton
  • 27Colclough
  • 20Jones
  • 15Fox
  • 11CooperBooked at 63minsSubstituted forBakayogoat 90'minutes
  • 10Inman
  • 9Haber

Substitutes

  • 13Richards
  • 18Bingham
  • 19Baillie
  • 23Ng
  • 25Ainley
  • 32Howell
  • 41Bakayogo

Wigan

  • 32Jääskeläinen
  • 7McCannBooked at 53mins
  • 28Pearce
  • 20Morgan
  • 34Wabara
  • 5Daniels
  • 31Wildschut
  • 4PerkinsBooked at 47mins
  • 6PowerBooked at 59mins
  • 17JacobsSubstituted forVuckicat 30'minutesSubstituted forDaviesat 74'minutes
  • 30Hiwula-MayifuilaSubstituted forGriggat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Grigg
  • 10Davies
  • 13Nicholls
  • 15Flores
  • 18Chow
  • 29Vuckic
  • 33Hendry
Referee:
Nick Kinseley
Attendance:
6,010

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamWigan
Possession
Home45%
Away55%
Shots
Home7
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away10
Corners
Home5
Away9
Fouls
Home3
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Wigan Athletic 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Wigan Athletic 1.

Attempt saved. Craig Davies (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Max Power (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Craig Davies (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Zoumana Bakayogo.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Zoumana Bakayogo replaces George Cooper.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Oliver Turton.

Attempt missed. Max Power (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Chris McCann (Wigan Athletic).

George Cooper (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Yanic Wildschut (Wigan Athletic) header from very close range is just a bit too high.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Ben Nugent.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Oliver Turton.

Foul by Reece Wabara (Wigan Athletic).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. William Grigg replaces Jordy Hiwula-Mayifuila.

Substitution

Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Craig Davies replaces Haris Vuckic.

Attempt saved. George Cooper (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Ben Nugent.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Craig Morgan.

Foul by Craig Morgan (Wigan Athletic).

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

Foul by Chris McCann (Wigan Athletic).

George Cooper (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

George Cooper (Crewe Alexandra) is shown the yellow card.

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Oliver Turton.

Attempt saved. Haris Vuckic (Wigan Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Yanic Wildschut (Wigan Athletic) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Yanic Wildschut (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Max Power (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Max Power (Wigan Athletic).

Ryan Colclough (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Reece Wabara (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Bradden Inman (Crewe Alexandra).

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Jason Pearce.

Booking

Chris McCann (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Chris McCann (Wigan Athletic).

George Cooper (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Ryan Colclough (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Gillingham28166655352054
2Burton26173635211454
3Walsall27158445261953
4Wigan281310545291649
5Coventry28139647301748
6Millwall27134104337643
7Peterborough271251053401341
8Sheff Utd2711884539641
9Southend2711883634241
10Bradford2510872627-138
11Port Vale27107103131037
12Doncaster279993335-236
13Bury26106103640-436
14Swindon27105124245-335
15Scunthorpe27105123136-535
16Rochdale2697103536-134
17Barnsley26103134342133
18Chesterfield2893163848-1030
19Blackpool2785142735-829
20Shrewsbury2785143346-1329
21Fleetwood2677123335-228
22Colchester2857163665-2922
23Oldham26312112640-1421
24Crewe2656152749-2221
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