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Prenton Park (ATT 5,790) 24th October 2008 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: S Attwell

Tranmere Tranmere Rovers vs Crewe Alexandra Crewe

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Rovers climb into top six

Last Updated: 24/10/08 10:17pm

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Shuker: Clinched victory

Shuker: Clinched victory

Tranmere climbed into the top six of League One after beating basement boys Crewe 2-0 to record a third win in seven days.

Steven Jennings broke the deadlock in the 51st minute before Chris Shuker sealed victory 16 minutes from time.

And to rub salt into Crewe's wounds, defender Billy Jones was sent off three minutes from time for a professional foul on Bas Savage.

The visitors had battled bravely but went behind six minutes after the restart, with Jennings having an easy tap-in from a Shuker cross after a mistake by Byron Moore.

It needed an excellent block by Crewe goalkeeper Steve Collis to deny Ian Moore a second goal for Tranmere after 65 minutes.

But the home side doubled their advantage in the 74th minute when Shuker collected an Ian Goodison clearance near the half-way line and raced through to beat Collis with an angled shot.

It got worse for the visitors when Jones was dismissed in the 87th minute for bringing down Savage inches outside the box.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Bristol City 45 96
2 Preston North End 45 89
3 Milton Keynes Dons 45 88
4 Swindon Town 44 77
5 Sheffield United 45 70
6 Chesterfield 45 68
7 Rochdale 45 63
8 Bradford City 45 62
9 Peterborough United 45 62
10 Fleetwood Town 45 60
11 Walsall 45 59
12 Gillingham 45 59
13 Barnsley 45 59
14 Doncaster Rovers 45 58
15 Scunthorpe United 45 56
16 Oldham Athletic 45 56
17 Port Vale 45 54
18 Coventry City 45 52
19 Crewe Alexandra 45 52
20 Notts County 45 50
21 Crawley Town 45 50
22 Leyton Orient 45 48
23 Colchester United 44 48
24 Yeovil Town 45 40

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