Billy Sass-Davies of Crewe Alexandra and Tyler Burey of Hartlepool United in action during the Carabao Cup match between Hartlepool United and Crewe Alexandra at Victoria Park, Hartlepool on Tuesday 10th August 2021. (Credit: Will Matthews | MI News)

Hartlepool United player ratings from Carabao Cup defeat by Crewe Alexandra – former Newcastle United defender shines on a frustrating evening

Hartlepool United were knocked out of the Carabao Cup at the first round stage after losing 1-0 to 10-man Crewe Alexandra.

By Dominic Scurr
Wednesday, 11th August 2021, 6:00 am

After Billy Sass-Davies’ early red card, Crewe took the lead in the second half through Callum Ainley at Victoria Park.

Pools pushed for an equaliser but the League One visitors were able to hold on to their 1-0 lead and progress through to the second round.

Scroll down and click through the pages to see our Pools player ratings from the match…

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