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Crewe Alexandra 0-1 Cambridge United

Veteran frontman Jabo Ibehre's first-half finish and some resolute defending earned Cambridge a win at Crewe.

Strike partner Uche Ikpeazu was also a thorn in the side of the club, where he had previously spent three spells on loan, as the U's picked up their third win of the campaign.

Ikpeazu's physical presence caused Crewe problems before the break when his towering header dropped a yard wide. The big striker then propelled a looping header which was bound for the top corner until Ben Garratt scrambled across to paw the ball out of his goal.

But when the Crewe keeper could only spill Ikpeazu's snapshot from the edge of the box, Ibehre was on hand to finish from close range for the 35th-minute opener.

Crewe responded with Eddie Nolan's header dropping onto the bar and Chris Porter nearly forcing the ball home after David Forde failed to get a firm grip to youngster Tommy Lowery's stinging shot.

After the break try as they might Crewe struggled to make inroads into the visitors' rearguard which was held together by skipper Leon Legge and some confident handling from experienced keeper Forde.

Match report provided by the Press Association.

Line-ups

Crewe

  • 1Garratt
  • 2NgSubstituted forBoweryat 73'minutes
  • 12Nolan
  • 6Raynes
  • 3Bakayogo
  • 16LowerySubstituted forAinleyat 60'minutes
  • 4Walker
  • 15Wintle
  • 9Dagnall
  • 7Porter
  • 11Cooper

Substitutes

  • 10Bowery
  • 13Richards
  • 14Ainley
  • 18Pickering
  • 19Dale
  • 20Kirk
  • 27Stubbs

Cambridge

  • 1Forde
  • 2Halliday
  • 5Taylor
  • 6Legge
  • 11Dunk
  • 4Deegan
  • 7Mingoia
  • 20BrownSubstituted forElitoat 62'minutes
  • 18MarisSubstituted forTaftat 77'minutes
  • 14Ibehre
  • 9IkpeazuSubstituted forO'Neilat 90+1'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Taft
  • 13Mitov
  • 16O'Neil
  • 19Amoo
  • 21Elito
  • 24Davies
  • 26Foy
Referee:
Graham Salisbury
Attendance:
3,042

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamCambridge
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home7
Away17
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home8
Away6
Fouls
Home8
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 0, Cambridge United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 0, Cambridge United 1.

Attempt blocked. Medy Elito (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Ben Garratt.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Liam O'Neil replaces Uche Ikpeazu.

Zoumana Bakayogo (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Piero Mingoia (Cambridge United).

Attempt missed. Chris Dagnall (Crewe Alexandra) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt saved. Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Chris Porter (Crewe Alexandra) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Zoumana Bakayogo (Crewe Alexandra) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. George Taft replaces George Maris.

Zoumana Bakayogo (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jabo Ibehre (Cambridge United).

Foul by Zoumana Bakayogo (Crewe Alexandra).

Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Leon Legge.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Jordan Bowery replaces Perry Ng.

Foul by Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United).

Michael Raynes (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Piero Mingoia (Cambridge United).

Zoumana Bakayogo (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt blocked. Piero Mingoia (Cambridge United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Ryan Wintle (Crewe Alexandra).

Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Leon Legge.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Piero Mingoia.

Substitution

Substitution, Cambridge United. Medy Elito replaces Jevani Brown.

Corner, Crewe Alexandra. Conceded by Gary Deegan.

Foul by Jevani Brown (Cambridge United).

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

Attempt missed. Perry Ng (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Callum Ainley replaces Tommy Lowery.

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Ryan Wintle.

Jevani Brown (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Perry Ng (Crewe Alexandra).

Corner, Cambridge United. Conceded by Eddie Nolan.

Second Half

Second Half begins Crewe Alexandra 0, Cambridge United 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 0, Cambridge United 1.

Uche Ikpeazu (Cambridge United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

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1Exeter7610136719
2Notts County7511127516
3Accrington74121510513
4Coventry741283513
5Lincoln City7331106412
6Newport7331106412
7Stevenage7331118312
8Wycombe73311311212
9Luton7322158711
10Crewe7322106411
11Mansfield7241128410
12Barnet7313118310
13Cambridge731356-110
14Swindon7313810-210
15Grimsby73041014-49
16Colchester7223111108
17Yeovil72231218-68
18Crawley721489-17
19Carlisle7214813-57
20Morecambe713369-36
21Chesterfield7124615-95
22Cheltenham7115511-64
23Forest Green7115919-104
24Port Vale7106511-63
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