Posh looked anything but League One leaders with boss Ferguson dashing down the tunnel at Gresty Road before referee Tom Bramall blew for full time.
Afterwards Ferguson was generous in his praise for a Crewe side who dominated the first half and defended stoutly the lead given to them by well-executed finishes from Harry Pickering and Charlie Kirk.
“Crewe thoroughly deserved their win. Throughout the game in every department, running, tackles and second balls they were way ahead of us,” he said.
“We didn’t keep the ball well enough and we gave it back to a team who are good in possession.
“There wasn’t enough quality. We were way off it and I need to find out why we gave a performance like that as we have done so well.”
Without a point from their last three games, Dave Artell’s side deserved their success.
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