What the press made of the crushing defeat
Steve Davis admitted he was shocked by a nightmare defensive performance which saw his side hammered at Adams Park on Tuesday night.
The Railwaymen went into the game brimming with confidence on the back of a five-match unbeaten run, and started their 10th League Two game of the season in positive fashsion.
But the wheels came off as errors at the back saw the home side, struggling near the bottom of the table, 5-0 up by the 69th minute mark.
George Cooper got a late consolation but a second league defeat of the campaign - and particularly the manner of it - was a surprise to the manager.
Davis said: "I didn't see that coming at all because of the way we have played this season.
NO ONE asked for a reminder that League Two is not a cakewalk.
But Crewe fans, who had been buoyed by the club's brightest start to a season since 1995, were given an untimely reminder of last year's woes with a thrashing at Wycombe.
Steve Davis's experiment with a high defensive line backfired in the first half, not helped by his defenders.
Wycombe had only scored two goals in the Panache Stand at Adams Park in 2016 before scoring three in 45 minutes against the Alex.
Sam Wood, Paris Cowan-Hall and Dominic Gape had all-but put the game to bed by half-time, against all the suggestions of the form book and league table, which had Crewe in the play-off places and Wanderers down in 21st.
Scott Kashket wrapped up the points when he raced away moments after emerging from the bench on the hour mark. George Cooper managed a consolation but Kashket had the final say with his second and Wycombe's fifth.
Bucks Free Press
FIVE-GOAL Wycombe Wanderers produced their best performance of the season so far with a thumping 5-1 demolition of Crewe Alexandra at Adams Park tonight.
And it was the first time that Wycombe have scored five goals since Gareth Ainsworth has been in charge.
Goals from Sam Wood, Paris Cowan-Hall and a first ever senior goal for Dominic Gape in a thrilling first 45 minutes sent Ainsworth's team into a commanding 3-0 lead at the break.
And then two strikes from substitute Scott Kashket in the 63rd and 69th minute sealed the win, with Crewe grabbing a 71st minute consolation from Cooper.
For Kashket, who was making his home debut, they were his first goals for Wycombe since joining the club in August. The 20-year-old signed until December 31st after being released by Leyton Orient.
It was only Wycombe's third win of the season from 10 starts, but pushes them away from the bottom two trapdoor into 19th place, level on points with four other teams.