Conor Chaplin’s second-half header and a late breakaway from Luke Thomas ensured Championship strugglers Barnsley progressed to the fourth round for the first time in seven years with a 3-1 win at Crewe.
Macclesfield’s game against Crewe on Saturday has been suspended after Town informed the EFL they would be unable to fulfil the fixture.
The EFL is to meet with Macclesfield players to talk through the situation at the club and whether the Sky Bet League Two match against Crewe and potentially other fixtures can go ahead.
Macclesfield’s players and staff say their Sky Bet League Two match against Crewe will not go ahead, although there has been no official confirmation the game is off.
Crewe boss David Artell felt his side handled a testing situation perfectly after a 70 minute half-time delay in their 2-0 win over Accrington Stanley.
League Two promotion chasers Crewe secured a 2-0 victory over League One side Accrington in the FA Cup – but the real story of an extraordinary game concerned the officials.
Dario Gradi has announced his retirement from Crewe after a 36-year association.
Aston Villa manager Dean Smith hailed the “clinical nature” of his players following a 6-1 Carabao Cup second-round demolition of Crewe at Gresty Road.
Aston Villa cruised into the third round of the Carabao Cup with a thumping 6-1 win over SkyBet League Two Crewe at Gresty Road.
A proud David Artell felt Crewe deserved to seal a second round trip to Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup even before Middlesbrough forced penalties at the Riverside Stadium.
Jonathan Woodgate’s first taste of the Carabao Cup as a manager ended in a shock exit as Middlesbrough lost 4-2 on penalties against League Two side Crewe.
Crewe on Thursday confirmed the suspension of youth coach Carl Everall for a safeguarding issue “totally unconnected” to the club.
Crewe insisted “all relevant and appropriate procedures have been followed” after notifying the Football Association of a safeguarding issue which prompted the suspension of a staff member.