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Sky Bet EFL: Team of the Week

7 November 2016

With Sky Bet League One and Sky Bet League Two out of action, it was down to the Sky Bet Championship to provide us with the latest Team of the Week.

Regardless, there were still a number of impressive displays to choose from. And here we go...

Goalkeeper: Adam Davies (Barnsley)

Barnsley are still to concede a goal against Burton Albion, with Saturday's goalless draw the fourth meeting between the clubs.

Davies has been in goal for the last three of those, and produced some of his finest stops at the Pirelli – including a last-gasp save with his head!

Defender: Scott Malone (Fulham)

Fulham got the Sky Bet Championship weekend under way with a 2-0 win away at rivals Brentford, and Malone starred in the success.

Defensively outstanding, and always an option in an attacking sense, the 25-year-old deservedly picked up the Man of the Match honours.

Man of the Match, @FulhamFC's Scott Malone
1 shot
1 chance created
90 touches
47 passes
64% passing accuracy
2 tackles

— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) November 4, 2016

Defender: Ciaran Clark (Newcastle United)

Newcastle made it seven Sky Bet Championship wins in a row with Saturday's 2-1 victory against Cardiff City.

Clark impressed at the heart of the defence throughout, defending solidly as the league-leading Magpies marched on.

🎥 THE WINNER: Great play by @yedlinny and a fine finish by Yoan Gouffran!

— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) November 5, 2016

Defender: Adam Webster (Ipswich Town)

Webster put in a stellar defensive display as Ipswich picked up three points at Sheffield Wednesday.

The young centre-back made a brilliant tackle to deny Kieran Lee a tap-in with the scores level, laying the foundation for a late winner.

Defender: Luke Ayling (Leeds United)

Ayling was one of many impressive performers as Leeds moved into the Sky Bet Championship's top six, defeating Norwich City 3-2.

The attacking full-back provided an outlet down the right-hand side, teeing up Chris Wood for the Whites' second goal, and produced a string of blocks to keep the Canaries at bay.

🎥 Miss yesterday's goals from Chris, Pontus and Ronaldo? Relive them now with our highlights from Carrow Road

— Leeds United (@LUFC) November 6, 2016

Midfielder: Aiden McGeady (Preston North End)

Preston returned to winning ways with a comprehensive 3-1 success at Rotherham United, leaving them just three points off the top six.

McGeady terrorised the Millers' full-backs, and his devastating cross produced the second goal, headed home by Callum Robinson.

Midfielder: Tom Cairney (Fulham)

Brentford claimed West London derby bragging rights a week ago against QPR, but it was Fulham's turn in front of the Sky Sports cameras on Friday night.

Cairney put in a typically commanding display for the Cottagers, and rounded off the 2-0 win with a well-taken strike.

MATCH ACTION: Take a watch of the key moments from Griffin Park under the Friday Night Lights >

— Fulham Football Club (@FulhamFC) November 5, 2016

Midfielder: Steve Sidwell (Brighton & Hove Albion)

An all-action midfield performance from Sidwell earns him a place in our team, and he also helped himself to a goal in the 2-0 win at Bristol City.

And what a goal it was...

Midfielder: Tom Ince (Derby County)

Ince grabbed the Man of the Match award for his part in a thrilling 3-2 triumph at Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The 24-year-old calmly tucked home a rebound to give Derby the lead, and he won – and scored – a penalty which proved to be the winning goal at Molineux.

Forward: Garath McCleary (Reading)

Reading wasted little time in spoiling Warren Joyce's debut as Wigan Athletic manager.

McCleary opened his account after just 57 seconds, and doubled his tally just a few minutes later to put the Royals on their way to a comfortable 3-0 success.

Forward: Jonathan Kodjia (Aston Villa)

Aston Villa continued their revival under Steve Bruce with a hard-earned 2-1 win at home to Blackburn Rovers.

Trailing by a goal, Kodjia converted from the spot to restore parity before adding his second to secure maximum points.

Manager: Mick McCarthy (Ipswich Town)

McCarthy celebrated four years in charge of Ipswich with a fantastic 2-1 away win at Sheffield Wednesday.

A dazzling solo goal from Tom Lawrence put the Tractor Boys on their way, and skipper Luke Chambers marked the anniversary with a late headed winner to earn victory.

Always a great feeling to get a goal, especially such an important one 👊 Big 3 points today!

— Luke Chambers (@lukechambo4) November 5, 2016

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