What the press made of the U's defeat
Crewe Alex lost their unbeaten home record in the league when Cambridge United took the points on a rainy Tuesday night at Gresty Road.
Jabo Ibehre’s first-half strike separated the sides as the Railwaymen failed to break down a resolute U’s defence.
They had plenty of pressure but very little quality, and it was a tale of frustration which had no happy ending for the home side.
Just four days after a 5-1 romp on the same ground, Crewe were brought crashing to reality – and down to 10th in League Two.
Head coach Shaun Derry feels he was totally justified in keeping the faith at Crewe last night with the same team which lost at Barnet three days earlier.
Derry believes his side were unlucky in going down 3-1 at The Hive on Saturday, and gave the same players the chance to put things right at Gresty Road.
They did so and then some – taking the game to their in-form hosts with an impressive attacking display in the first half before doggedly defending their lead after the break.
“It was a great response [to Saturday], fantastic, but we didn't get too carried away with Saturday's result.
"We obviously spoke about it and tried to affect it with a game plan tonight. We understood that Crewe are a good team in possession and a lot of their chances come from possession in wide areas. We were willing to defend the crosses and I thought we defended the crosses very well.”
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Cambridge United bounced back with an excellent 0-1 away win over Crewe Alexandra, to make it four clean sheets from five in Sky Bet League Two.
Jabo Ibehre’s second goal of the season earned three precious points for United, as they responded from the disappointing defeat against Barnet.