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Crewe Alexandra 1-3 Barnsley, FA Cup third round

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FA Cup: Crewe Alexandra 1-3 Barnsley highlights

Championship strugglers Barnsley survived a potential FA Cup shock to win 3-1 at League Two Crewe Alexandra.

Jacob Brown gave them the perfect start, volleying home a third-minute opener.

Crewe goalkeeper Will Jaaskelainen made two good saves to keep the promotion-chasing hosts in it before Paul Green headed an equaliser after the break.

But Conor Chaplin's 75th-minute header and Luke Thomas' late third goal ensured the Championship side progress.

For Barnsley the win was much-needed respite from their league troubles. The Tykes, second from bottom in the Championship, have made it past the third round for the first time since they reached the quarter-finals in 2012-13.

Brown's sublime opener was no more than they deserved following a superb start that saw Crewe keeper Jaaskelainen forced into fine saves to deny Alex Mowatt and Thomas.

For the home side Daniel Powell missed a golden chance to equalise, scuffing a back-post shot wide from six yards with the goal gaping.

Green headed in Crewe's first effort on goal to equalise three minutes after the restart.

But the visitors bounced back well and Clarke Odour was unlucky to see his inswinging free-kick tipped on to the crossbar in the 59th minute.

Chaplin finally put Barnsley in control with 15 minutes remaining before Thomas rolled into an empty net with the last kick of the tie after Jaaskelainen had gone up for a free-kick.

The fourth-round draw will be made live on BBC One on Monday ahead of the Arsenal v Leeds United tie. Coverage starts at 19:30 GMT.

Crewe manager David Artell said in his post-match news conference: "I thought the first half was nip and tuck. We should have gone in 1-1. We got the goal but then after that they have imposed themselves far greater than we have and they have deserved to win in the end.

"It's a disappointing day. I don't think there was much to choose between the two teams at times and then at other times I thought Barnsley did a really good job. We will lick our wounds and go again."

Barnsley first-team coach Matt Rose told the club's website: "The first 15 minutes, we had a game plan and it worked very well.

"We dropped a bit after that and invited them back into the game with too many long balls. There was a spell for five minutes in the second half when they equalised but I think we rode that well and in the end it was quite professional and job done."

Line-ups

Crewe

  • 1Jaaskelainen
  • 2Ng
  • 4Wintle
  • 15Hunt
  • 3Pickering
  • 11AinleySubstituted forFinneyat 82'minutes
  • 12Green
  • 16Lowery
  • 7Powell
  • 17Anene
  • 10KirkSubstituted forDaleat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 8Jones
  • 13Richards
  • 14Finney
  • 19Dale
  • 23Johnson
  • 25Adebisi
  • 30Mbulu

Barnsley

  • 40Collins
  • 2WilliamsBooked at 90mins
  • 5DiabyBooked at 86mins
  • 6Andersen
  • 22OduorSubstituted forWilliamsat 78'minutes
  • 7Brown
  • 16Thomas
  • 27Mowatt
  • 4Dougall
  • 11Chaplin
  • 28Simoes InacioSubstituted forSchmidtat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Sahin-Radlinger
  • 3Williams
  • 10Bähre
  • 19Schmidt
  • 20Styles
  • 21Sibbick
  • 24Halme
Referee:
James Linington
Attendance:
5,158

Match Stats

Home TeamCreweAway TeamBarnsley
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home6
Away16
Shots on Target
Home2
Away8
Corners
Home3
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Barnsley 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crewe Alexandra 1, Barnsley 3.

Goal!

Goal! Crewe Alexandra 1, Barnsley 3. Luke Thomas (Barnsley) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Mads Andersen following a fast break.

Booking

Jordan Williams (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Daniel Powell (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jordan Williams (Barnsley).

Attempt missed. Conor Chaplin (Barnsley) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Foul by Paul Green (Crewe Alexandra).

Conor Chaplin (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Booking

Bambo Diaby (Barnsley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Owen Dale (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Bambo Diaby (Barnsley).

Harry Pickering (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alex Mowatt (Barnsley).

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Oliver Finney replaces Callum Ainley.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Ben Williams replaces Clarke Oduor.

Attempt saved. Harry Pickering (Crewe Alexandra) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Crewe Alexandra. Owen Dale replaces Charlie Kirk.

Goal!

Goal! Crewe Alexandra 1, Barnsley 2. Conor Chaplin (Barnsley) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Bambo Diaby following a set piece situation.

Foul by Daniel Powell (Crewe Alexandra).

Clarke Oduor (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tommy Lowery (Crewe Alexandra).

Jacob Brown (Barnsley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Barnsley. Patrick Schmidt replaces Elliot Simoes.

Foul by Charlie Kirk (Crewe Alexandra).

Jordan Williams (Barnsley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Jacob Brown (Barnsley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Perry Ng (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Luke Thomas (Barnsley).

Callum Ainley (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Elliot Simoes (Barnsley).

Perry Ng (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jacob Brown (Barnsley).

Chuma Anene (Crewe Alexandra) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Bambo Diaby (Barnsley).

Attempt missed. Jacob Brown (Barnsley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

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

Foul by Jacob Brown (Barnsley).

Corner, Barnsley. Conceded by Paul Green.

Clarke Oduor (Barnsley) hits the bar with a left footed shot from long range on the right from a direct free kick.

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