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Sky Bet EFL: Team of The Week

Posted: Mon 13 Feb 2017
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It's EFL Team of the Week time, in association with FIFA 17 Ultimate Team!

After another action-packed weekend across our three divisions, we've selected some of the stand-out performers to make up our latest selection. And here it is...

Goalkeeper: Joe Lumley (Bristol Rovers) >> FIFA 17 Ultimate Team™ Database

Bristol Rovers earned a point at home to promotion-chasing Bradford City, with Lumley's second-half heroics playing their part.

The on-loan goalkeeper produced a string of stunning saves, including close-range blocks from Billy Clarke and Charlie Wyke.



Defender: Mat Sadler (Shrewsbury Town) >> FIFA 17 Ultimate Team™ Database

Shrewsbury produced the EFL weekend's Result of the Day, ending Scunthorpe United's long-standing home run with a 1-0 win at Glanford Park.

In what was a real team effort, Sadler produced the goods at centre-back to restrict the free-scoring Iron to few clear-cut chances.



Defender: Sean Morrison (Cardiff City) >> FIFA 17 Ultimate Team™ Database

Morrison stood tall at the back for Cardiff as he and his Cardiff team-mates claimed a clean sheet at Leeds United.

The centre-back had an impact at the other end too, nodding home to put the Bluebirds on their way to a 2-0 triumph at Elland Road – the first team to win there since Newcastle in November.



Defender: Jamaal Lascelles (Newcastle United) >> FIFA 17 Ultimate Team™ Database

Newcastle United brought the weekend action to a close with their Saturday evening win at Wolverhampton Wanderers, but they were made to work hard for their three points.

A determined defensive display was led by the Magpies skipper, who was named Man of the Match for his efforts in the 1-0 success.



Midfielder: George Cooper (Crewe Alexandra) >> FIFA 17 Ultimate Team™ Database

An 11-game winless run was ended in emphatic style as Crewe swept past Grimsby Town by five goals to nil.

Cooper struck twice, including a fine free-kick, and set up another as the Railwaymen got back on track.



Midfielder: Alex Pritchard (Norwich City) >> FIFA 17 Ultimate Team™ Database

Norwich had quite the afternoon, romping to a 5-1 win over Nottingham Forest, and Pritchard claimed Man of the Match honours for his midfield efforts.

The 23-year-old pulled the strings throughout, and also claimed two goals for the in-form Canaries.



Midfielder: John-Joe O'Toole (Northampton Town) >> FIFA 17 Ultimate Team™ Database

Northampton claimed an important home win against Chesterfield, and O'Toole was in the right place at the right time to put them on their way.

Having already headed the Cobblers in front, the midfielder soon added to his tally by following up a blocked effort in the 3-1 success.



Midfielder: Aiden McGeady (Preston North End) >> FIFA 17 Ultimate Team™ Database

McGeady was in dazzling form as Preston overcame Brentford at Deepdale, scoring two fine goals for the Lilywhites.

In addition to his double, the tricky winger's teasing delivery also allowed Callum Robinson to get in on the act.



Forward: Kevin Ellison (Morecambe) >> FIFA 17 Ultimate Team™ Database

He might be 37, but Ellison still has the goalscoring knack, and that proved vital as Morecambe defeated Cambridge United.

Two goals in six second-half minutes earned the Shrimps man the EFL Star of the Day.



Forward: Danny Hylton (Luton Town) >> FIFA 17 Ultimate Team™ Database

Another man to make a quickfire impact was Hylton, who scored twice as Luton came back to edge past Crawley Town 2-1.

The front man restored parity on 70 minutes, before volleying home the Hatters' winner six minutes later.



Forward: Tomer Hemed (Brighton & Hove Albion) >> FIFA 17 Ultimate Team™ Database

After two winless games, Brighton briefly returned to the top of the Sky Bet Championship after sweeping aside Burton Albion at the Amex.

Hemed got Seagulls off to a flying start, converting from Anthony Knockaert's cross, and added a second-half penalty to make it four goals in three games for the striker.



Manager: Derek Adams (Plymouth Argyle)

Adams handed out four debuts as Plymouth faced off against Devon rivals Exeter City, who arrived at Home Park looking to equal a club-record undefeated streak.

But his new Pilgrims eased past their foes, with Matty Kennedy among the stand-out stars. The result also closed the gap at the top of Sky Bet League Two after Doncaster's Friday night draw.