Apr 12, 2014 at 3.07pm UK at ​Alexandra Stadium
CreweCrewe Alexandra
WolvesWolverhampton Wanderers

Evans (40')
Aneke (45')
FT(HT: 0-1)
McDonald (45'), Edwards (66')
Batth (63')

Result: Wolverhampton Wanderers seal League One promotion

Wolverhampton Wanderers earn automatic promotion into the Championship after a 2-0 win over 10-man Crewe Alexandra at Gresty Road this afternoon.

Wolverhampton Wanderers have earned automatic promotion into the Championship after beating 10-man Crewe Alexandra 2-0 at Gresty Road this afternoon.

Wolverhampton Wanderers players celebrate their promotion to the Championship on April 12, 2014

Kenny Jackett's men went into the encounter knowing that a victory would propel them back into England's second tier after Rotherham United drew 0-0 with Bradford City on Friday night.

Goals in both halves from Kevin McDonald and Dave Edwards, either side of a Chuks Aneke red card, proved sufficient for Wolves to seal their ascent out of League One at the first time of asking.

It looked as if the Railwaymen had not read the script as the hosts started better and Uche Ikpeazu saw his goal-bound effort well saved by Carl Ikeme after 10 minutes.

Wanderers grew into the clash and soon fashioned the game's best chance through Michael Jacobs, whose curling effort had to be tipped past the post by Ben Garrett to preserve parity.

Jackett's troops found the breakthrough in timely fashion as McDonald fired them ahead moments before the interval.

Unsavoury scenes broke out shortly after the half-time whistle as Aneke appeared to elbow defender Richard Stearman, resulting in a brief melee between both teams and a straight red card for the Arsenal loanee.

In spite of the numerical advantage, the visitors nearly found themselves being pegged back as Bradden Inman spurned an excellent chance for the Alex, before the West Midlands outfit took a giant step toward promotion moments later.

Edwards received possession inside the area before firing a half-volley past Garrett on 66 minutes.

Ikeme was forced into action later in the half to deny Billy Waters and Mathias Pogba respectively, but the League One leaders held on to seal their passage from the third tier of English football.

Zeli Ismail of Wolves battles with Sam Saunders of Brentford during the Sky Bet League One game between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Brentford at Molineux on November 23, 2013
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