Date: 15th April 2014 at 4:04pm
Written by: Vital Crewe

Leading scorer Chuks Aneke was sent-off as Wolverhampton Wanderers confirmed an instant return to the Championship with a 2-0 victory at Crewe Alexandra.

Kevin McDonald opened the scoring with a deflected shot on the stroke of half-time and Crewe had Aneke dismissed for an elbow on Richard Stearman.

Teenage goalkeeper Ben Garratt had already denied both Bakary Sako’s free-kick and Michael Jacobs’ curling effort by then.

Garratt also kept out Dave Edwards as the visitors pushed for a second following the break before the Welsh international turned to double their advantage midway through the second half.

On loan striker Uche Ikpeazu tried a response but Wolves keeper Carl Ikeme still earned his side a club record 24th clean-sheet of the season.

Crewe Alexandra: Garratt, Tootle, Dugdale, Ellis, Guthrie, Grant, Evans (Nolan 46), Inman (Waters 73), Ikpeazu (Pogba 72), Aneke, Moore

subs (unused): Mellor, Ray, Leitch-Smith, Phillips

Wolverhampton Wanderers: Ikeme, Ricketts, Golbourne, Evans, Stearman, Batth, Sako (Henry 69), McDonald, Dicko (Clarke 78), Edwards, Jacobs

subs: Doherty, Elokobi, Price, McAlinden, McCarey

Goals: McDonald (45), Edwards (66)

Ref: D. Bond

Att: 6,424

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