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EFL: Team of the Week

28 August 2017

The goals keep coming with another two hat-trick scorers taking their place in the latest Team of the Week, but there were plenty more top performances across the EFL.

Let's take a look at this week's selection...

Goalkeeper: Joe Fryer (Stevenage)

Stevenage moved to third in the Sky Bet League Two table, but were made to work hard for all three points in their 1-0 win at Barnet.

Following the dismissal of Dale Gorman, goalkeeper Fryer was regularly called into action, and produced a Man of the Match display as they held on.

Defender: Charlie Mulgrew (Blackburn Rovers)

Mulgrew turned in a captain’s performance as Blackburn eased to a 4-1 triumph against Milton Keynes Dons, scoring two goals in the victory.

His first goal came via a trademark free-kick, and he doubled his personal tally for the afternoon with a close-range header.

Defender: Shaun Hutchinson (Millwall)

Millwall conceded plenty of possession when coming up against Norwich City, but they soaked it up, with Hutchinson and his defensive colleagues standing firm against the Canaries.

And going forward, they were lethal, romping to a 4-0 win — with the central defender’s late header adding the gloss.

Defender: Sid Nelson (Yeovil Town)

After leaking 14 goals in their opening three league games, Darren Way brought in Millwall’s Nelson on loan to try and stem the tide.

His plan worked, with the Lions' loanee going off to a standing ovation after helping Yeovil to a win and a clean sheet against Coventry City.

Midfielder: Kyel Reid (Colchester United)

Colchester registered a first win of the new season in some style, marching to an emphatic 5-1 win over Forest Green Rovers.

Reid didn’t need long to leave his mark on the game, grabbing a goal in the fourth minute and setting up another just over quarter of an hour later.

Midfielder: Kamil Grosicki (Hull City)

Hull City got the EFL weekend started in style, running out 4-0 winners against Bolton Wanderers on Friday night.

Grosicki caused the Trotters all sorts of problems, laying on two goals before adding the strike he richly deserved in the rout.

Midfielder: Alex Woodyard (Lincoln City)

Lincoln registered a first victory since returning to the EFL, and Woodyard was integral as they overcame Carlisle United.

The Imps’ midfield maestro hit a goal either side of the break, helping them to a 4-1 win at Sincil Bank.

Midfielder: Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United)

Leeds remain unbeaten in the league this season, and their 2-0 win at Nottingham Forest saw them keep a fourth straight clean sheet to help them move third in the table.

Phillips delivered an all-action display, with his tough tackling even turning into an assist as Ezgjan Alioski wrapped up the points late on with the division's Goal of the Weekend.

Midfielder: Gwion Edwards (Peterborough United)

Peterborough enjoyed a successful derby day, cruising to a 4-1 win against a Northampton Town side who are still without a point to their name.

The wing-back ran unchallenged to fire home the game’s opener, and he added an assist as the Posh maintained their perfect start to the season, and went to the top of the table.

Forward: Frank Nouble (Newport County)

Newport returned home after a 112-day absence from a relaid Rodney Parade pitch, and it was a happy homecoming for the Exiles.

Nouble was the star of the show, scoring three goals and laying on the fourth for new signing Padraig Amond in the 4-1 defeat of Chesterfield.

Forward: Tom Eaves (Gillingham)

Gillingham were the only EFL club yet to score a goal this season going into the weekend’s matches, but one man made sure that record was not extended.

That man was Eaves, who fired home a hat-trick for the Gills as they played out an entertaining 3-3 draw with Southend United.

Manager: Harry Kewell (Crawley Town)

After kicking their season off with three defeats, Crawley were bottom of the table going into their trip to Swindon Town, who were sitting top.

However, the form book was flipped, with Kewell’s troops registering a 3-0 win, getting the Australian his first points as an EFL manager.

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