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Sky Bet EFL: Team of the Week

12 December 2016

Here's the latest EFL Team of the Week, in association with FIFA 17 Ultimate Team!

We've picked out 11 players and a manager who starred in the latest round of matches, and our selections are below...

Goalkeeper: Jayson Leutwiler (Shrewsbury Town) >> FIFA 17 Ultimate Team™ Database

Leutwiler performed heroics for Sky Bet League One's bottom club, helping Shrewsbury to three points at Millwall.

The Canadian made a string of saves, even having to superbly turn an effort over from his own team-mate to preserve the lead.

Defender: Dean Lewington (Milton Keynes Dons) >> FIFA 17 Ultimate Team™ Database

Lewington delivered a captain's performance as MK Dons secured a first EFL home win since March last season, edging past AFC Wimbledon.

A strong defensive display and effective going forward, Lewington earned the decisive penalty which helped new boss Robbie Neilson to a maiden win.

MK Dons PlayerHD catches up with captain Dean Lewington after a Man of the Match performance in #MKDvAFC:

— MK Dons FC (@MKDonsFC) December 10, 2016

Defender: Christian Burgess (Portsmouth) >> FIFA 17 Ultimate Team™ Database

Portsmouth picked up an impressive three points at Grimsby Town, with a determined defence laying the foundation for the 1-0 win.

Burgess excelled at the back, keeping in-form Omar Bogle at bay, and the Sky Bet League Two Goal of the Weekend settled matters.

It's goalless with a matter of minutes to play...

Step up @KalNaismith11. 👏

His strike claims @SkyBetLeagueTwo#GoalOfTheWeekend.

— Sky Bet League Two (@SkyBetLeagueTwo) December 12, 2016

Defender: Leon Legge (Cambridge United) >> FIFA 17 Ultimate Team™ Database

Cambridge players were queuing up for a Team of the Week place following their weekend thumping of Hartlepool United.

Legge is the man to make it, however, after scoring one and defending stoutly whenever the hosts did threaten.

Midfielder: Roy Beerens (Reading) >> FIFA 17 Ultimate Team™ Database

A free-scoring midfield begins with Beerens, who helped himself to two goals in the 2-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday.

A fortunate deflection aided the first, but there was nothing lucky about the second as the Dutchman broke through and coolly slotted home.

MULTI ANGLE | What a run and great composure to finish as Beerens gets his second against Sheffield Wednesday!

— Reading FC (@ReadingFC) December 11, 2016

Midfielder: Daniel Johnson (Preston North End) >> FIFA 17 Ultimate Team™ Database

Johnson produced a man-of-the=match performance in the second game of Sky Sports' #10in10 football marathon, as Preston beat rivals Blackburn Rovers in a five-goal thriller.

The midfielder curled home a sublime opener, and then atoned for giving away a penalty by slotting another one away himself in the 3-2 triumph.

🌟 Man of the Match 🌟

This evening’s accolade goes to @pnefc’s Daniel Johnson. 👏

— Sky Bet Championship (@SkyBetChamp) December 10, 2016

Midfielder: Mark Duffy (Sheffield United) >> FIFA 17 Ultimate Team™ Database

Sheffield United eased to a 4-0 win over Swindon Town, with Duffy pulling the strings for the home side.

The Blades' man was a creative force throughout, scoring twice and grabbing an assist.

Midfielder: David Wheeler (Exeter City) >> FIFA 17 Ultimate Team™ Database

Exeter maintained their impressive away form with a 3-1 success at Cheltenham Town, with Wheeler's double proving decisive.

With the scores level late on, the winger popped up in the 81st and 85th minute to settle matters.

Forward: Dwight Gayle (Newcastle United) >> FIFA 17 Ultimate Team™ Database

A second treble of the season for Gayle, who helped Newcastle bounce back from successive Sky Bet Championship defeats.

Header, right foot, left foot: it was the perfect afternoon for the division's top goalscorer.


No doubting this one.

Dwight Gayle’s hat-trick for @NUFC sent them back to the summit of the @SkyBetChamp. 👏

— EFL (@EFL) December 10, 2016

Forward: James Collins (Crawley Town) >> FIFA 17 Ultimate Team™ Database

Collins moved into double figures in all competitions with his 10th and 11th strikes of the campaign.

Crawley had failed to win in their five previous away trips, but a goal in each half from the striker ended that run at Crewe Alexandra.

Forward: Tom Nichols (Peterborough United) >> FIFA 17 Ultimate Team™ Database

Nichols didn't take long to get off the mark against Chesterfield – 26 seconds in fact – to put Peterborough on their way to victory.

The forward scored another later on, and supplied Paul Taylor for one of a number of fine goals in the 5-2 win. These highlights are well worth a look...

Manager: Paul Warne (Rotherham United)

There were wins against rivals, a debut triumph and some emphatic victories in the latest round of matches, but the honour this week goes to a man who oversaw a narrow home victory.

Rotherham picked up their first win since 20th August, with Izzy Brown's goal seeing them past Queens Park Rangers, and caretaker Warne – who made over 250 appearances for the Millers – heaped praise on his players after the success.

Read more: "I'm very proud" - Paul Warne

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