EFL Cup - First Round
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Crewe Alexandra 1-2 Bolton Wanderers

Phil Parkinson
Bolton boss Phil Parkinson led Bradford City to the final in 2013

Bolton fought back from 1-0 down to win at League Two Crewe and reach the second round of the EFL Cup.

Wanderers had deservedly trailed at half-time after Chris Porter's downward header from George Cooper's cross and Porter struck the bar after the break.

But a triple change turned the game in the visitors' favour as Adam Armstrong tapped in his first goal for Bolton.

Derik Osede headed in his first in English football from substitute Filipe Morais' dinked cross to win it late on.

Crewe were on top early on and could have ended the contest before the hour mark, but Championship Bolton finished the stronger after boss Phil Parkinson's 66th-minute substitutions.

Parkinson had made 10 changes to his starting line-up, while Crewe named the same side that drew with Mansfield in the fourth tier on Saturday.

Line-ups

Crewe

  • 1Garratt
  • 12Nolan
  • 6Raynes
  • 4WalkerBooked at 52minsSubstituted forBoweryat 87'minutes
  • 2Ng
  • 7Porter
  • 15Wintle
  • 16Lowery
  • 11Cooper
  • 14AinleySubstituted forPickeringat 84'minutes
  • 9Dagnall

Substitutes

  • 10Bowery
  • 13Richards
  • 18Pickering
  • 19Dale
  • 20Kirk
  • 21Finney
  • 25Sass-Davies

Bolton

  • 13Alnwick
  • 15Robinson
  • 17Derik
  • 21PratleyBooked at 57minsSubstituted forKaracanat 67'minutes
  • 23Darby
  • 2LittleSubstituted forMoraisat 66'minutes
  • 38Earing
  • 11Buckley
  • 32Burke
  • 20Armstrong
  • 18WilbrahamSubstituted forMadineat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Taylor
  • 8Karacan
  • 9Le Fondre
  • 14Madine
  • 22Morais
  • 33Howard
  • 36Brockbank
Referee:
Mark Heywood
Attendance:
3,167

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamBolton
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home11
Away4
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Bolton Wanderers 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Bolton Wanderers 2.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Ben Alnwick.

  5. Post update

    Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Stephen Darby.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. George Cooper (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  7. Post update

    Foul by George Cooper (Crewe Alexandra).

  8. Post update

    Stephen Darby (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  9. Post update

    Eddie Nolan (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Gary Madine (Bolton Wanderers).

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Jordan Bowery replaces Brad Walker.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jem Karacan (Bolton Wanderers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Chris Porter (Crewe Alexandra).

  14. Post update

    Jack Earing (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Harry Pickering replaces Callum Ainley.

  16. Goal!

    Goal! Crewe Alexandra 1, Bolton Wanderers 2. Derik (Bolton Wanderers) header from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Filipe Morais following a set piece situation.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Tommy Lowery (Crewe Alexandra).

  18. Post update

    William Buckley (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Wintle (Crewe Alexandra).

  20. Post update

    Jem Karacan (Bolton Wanderers) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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