See how the press reported our 4-1 win over Wanderers
CHUKS Aneke's deadly blasts will win over the doubters, according to Crewe boss Steve Davis.
The Arsenal loanee let rip with a second-half missile to kill off an entertaining FA Cup first-round tie after Alex had initially made heavy weather of injury-hit Wycombe.
It was the third goal of Aneke's loan stint and his stunning 62nd-minute finish should please some of the home faithful who have pointed the finger at his laid-back style.
"Chuks gets a lot of criticism for his style and the way he lumbers around," admitted Davis, whose side will host Burton or Altrincham in the next round over the weekend of December 1 and 2.
"But he's got great feet and he can shoot like that with both.
"He switched it from right to left and unleashed a terrific dipping shot.
"Then there was only one thought in Luke Murphy's mind – we know he can score those sort of goals."
Alex skipper Murphy put the icing on the cake with an equally eye-catching finish in the 77th minute.
Bucks Free Press
WANDERERS were knocked out of the FA Cup at the first hurdle on a black day at Gresty Road.
Blues were not only still reeling from the pre-match news Nikki Bull said he no longer wanted to play for the club, but their lengthy injury list got even longer.
They lost both of their starting centre halves as Gary Doherty and Anthony Stewart both hobbled off before half time, and Crewe took full advantage against their inexperienced opponents.
They came steaming back from going behind to Matt Spring’s strike – aided and abetted by some rotten goalkeeping – and were in front by half time before two long range efforts sealed things after the break.
TEENAGE keeper Jordan Archer’s super show could not stop Crewe going through.
The on-loan Tottenham stopper stepped in after Nikki Bull announced he wanted to quit Wycombe.
Archer, 19, pulled off a string of saves — including keeping out Harry Davis’ second-Mathias half penalty after Dave Winfield had felled Pogba.
But he could not keep out efforts by Pogba and Mark Ellis before the interval, plus long-range strikes from Chuks Aneke and Luke Murphy in the second period.
Wanderers boss Gareth Ainsworth said: “Nikki Bull doesn’t want to play for the club again, but we’ve got young Jordan in on loan and he made some fantastic saves.”
Crewe rallied after their sluggish start allowed veteran midfielder Matt Spring to fire the League Two side in front on 14 minutes.
Alex boss Steve Davis said: “We didn’t start particularly well but in the end we could have had seven or eight.”
AFTER watching Crewe’s 4-1 FA Cup win over Wycombe Wanderers at Gresty Road on Saturday boss Steve Davis said: “First half we didn’t start well and it took time to get going.
“Going a goal behind, from an error by the keeper, we showed character to come back again.
“We kept nice and calm but I was glad to get them in at half-time and sort out one or two things.
“It was about getting amongst them at half-time and making them realise they are good players.
“In the second half we set a good tempo and controlled it for long periods.
“Pogs got himself a goal which is pleasing, and it was good generally to score four goals.
“Ellis can score goals and was pleased with him, he was very instinctive at the back post.
“Chuks get criticism, did again today, because of the way he lumbers about but he has terrific quality, two great feet. It was a terrific dipping shot and the keeper had no chance.
“When Murphy got the ball I was thinking ‘have a go’ and the keeper again couldn’t quite get to it. Great goals.
“In the three years I’ve been here we have been knocked out in this round so it is something to be proud of, we are looking forward to the draw.
“I thought the penalty was okay. I won’t criticise him (Harry Davis) because that’s where he practises putting them. The keeper read it. He hit hard enough. He’ll want to keep taking them. ”