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Sky Bet EFL: Team of the Week

5 September 2016

Who made the first EFL Team of the Week for September?

September’s EFL action kicked off over weekend, and it did so with a host of matches in Sky Bet League One and Sky Bet League Two. There were plenty of goals, some shock results, and a good helping of awful weather.

The #EFL Team of the Week for Matchday 6. 👏🌟


— EFL (@EFL) September 5, 2016

We’ve taken all that into account, gathered your thoughts on social media, and selected 11 players and a manager to make up the month’s first Team of the Week. 

Goalkeeper: Chris Neal (Fleetwood Town)

Uwe Rosler continued his strong start to life as Fleetwood manager at the weekend, as his side ran out 2-0 winners over struggling Coventry City.

The clean sheet was Neal's second in successive league games, with the stopper's standout performances proving crucial to the Cod Army's climb up the table.

Defender: Kieron Freeman (Sheffield United)

Sheffield United made it two league wins from two on Sunday when they fought back from a 1-0 half-time deficit away at Gillingham to win 2-1.

The comeback was sparked by a goal from Kieron Freeman, as the right-back added a goal to his solid defensive performance.

Thanks for all the kind messages great win for the boys today.

— Kieron Freeman (@KieronFreeman23) September 4, 2016

Defender: Sonny Bradley (Plymouth Argyle)

Plymouth Argyle snatched a last-gasp win at home to Cheltenham Town on Matchday 6.

The man on hand to find the net was Bradley - the giant centre-back jumped highest at the far post to head home and grab the Pilgrims their fourth win on the bounce.

Defender: Leon Legge (Cambridge United)

Cambridge remain winless at the foot of Sky Bet League Two, but defender Legge was at the heart of the defence that secured a first clean sheet of the season on Saturday.

The EFL's bottom club travelled to Mansfield Town, who are going well, and clinched a valuable point in a goalless draw.

DERRY: U's boss buoyed by "big performance" at Mansfield Town - Read

— Cambridge United FC (@CambridgeUtdFC) September 5, 2016

Defender: Harry Kyprianou (Southend United)

It was an afternoon to remember for the young Southend defender, who grabbed his first senior goal in the third minute against Sky Bet League One high-flyers Bolton Wanderers.

Kyprianoi signed for the club this summer and took his chance in the first team on Saturday as Southend came away with a point.

Midfielder: Colin Daniel (Blackpool)

The midfielder bagged himself a brace as the Tangerines ran out 3-0 winners away at Yeovil Town.

One of his goals was an absolute stunner, and the result was Blackpool's first victory over Yeovil since the 2007 Sky Bet League One Play-Off Final.

Brad Potts also deserves a mention - he received plenty of praise on social media for an energetic display. 

Midfielder: Michael Doughty (Swindon Town)

Doughty was influential as Swindon twice came from behind away at Peterborough United to earn a point in front of the Sky Sports cameras.

He scored from the spot at 1-0 down before fizzing a dangerous ball into the penalty area which forced Posh defender Jack Baldwin to turn into his own net, ensuring Swindon left the ABAX Stadium with a share of the spoils.

Midfielder: Milan Lalkovic (Portsmouth)

Portsmouth were comfortable 3-0 winners against Crawley Town on Saturday and Lalkovic caused the opposition havoc all afternoon.

Lalkovic was unlucky not to be on the scoresheet as Portsmouth's third goal came after his attempt was deflected, but Curtis Main - a player who also deserves a special mention - was on hand to finish.

3 in 3🔥🔥🔥 great performance and a win 🔵🔵🔵🔵enjoyed that today Fans were class as always👏👏👏🔵PUP

— Milan Lalkovic (@LalkovicMilan15) September 3, 2016

Striker: Tyler Walker (Stevenage)

Walker was tipped by many to score goals at Stevenage after he was loaned out by Nottingham Forest, and on Saturday he delivered. The youngster netted twice on his debut as his side overcame Hartlepool 6-1 at the Lamex Stadium.

Walker obviously doesn't get his scoring touch from his father Des, who only netted once in his entire career.

Striker: Danny Hylton (Luton Town)

The Luton frontman scored the second hat-trick of his career in Luton Town's convincing 4-1 win over Wycombe Wanderers in Sky Bet League Two.

He scored his first just 10 minutes into the game, and secured the matchball with a penalty two minutes from time.

Striker: James Vaughan (Bury)

Two appearances, three goals; Vaughan has got off to a flying start at Bury.

The former Everton man scored a brace on Saturday as the Shakers defeated Port Vale 4-1. The Valiants had only conceded three goals prior to that loss.

Another great performance from the boys today! Really enjoyed the game and good to get another 2 goals! #HappyDays ⚽️⚽️

— James Vaughan (@vaughany08) September 3, 2016

Manager: Rob Page (Northampton Town)

The unbeaten streak continues for Northampton Town.

The Cobblers made it 30 league games undefeated with their 3-2 home win over Milton Keynes Dons on Sunday, in what was their first three points of the current campaign.

Matty Taylor scored the pick of the goals with a fine free-kick from the edge of the area.


That’s 30 league games unbeaten for @ntfc! 🔥🔥🔥

— EFL (@EFL) September 4, 2016

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