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Sky Bet EFL: Team of the Week

23 January 2017

It's that time again – the EFL Team of the Week in association with FIFA 17 Ultimate Team.

We've pulled together a selection of star performers from the weekend's action, so without further ado, here we go...

Goalkeeper: Joe Day (Newport County)>>FIFA 17 Ultimate Team™ Database

The EFL's bottom club came under siege from Barnet in Saturday's trip to the Hive, but left with a point thanks to Day's heroics.

The Newport stopper pulled off a string of fine saves to deny the hosts and earn the Exiles a goalless draw.

Defender: Eoghan O'Connell (Walsall) >>FIFA 17 Ultimate Team™ Database

Making just his second appearance for the club, O'Connell was a colossus at the back as Walsall recorded a second straight home win.

The on-loan Celtic defender also netted his first career goal to put the Saddlers on their way to the 3-1 success against Bristol Rovers.

Defender: Sonny Bradley (Plymouth Argyle) >> FIFA 17 Ultimate Team™ Database

Bradley bagged his second brace of the season as Plymouth secured a hard-earned 2-1 victory over Cheltenham Town.

The Robins drew level with a late equaliser, but Bradley popped up in stoppage time to give maximum points to the Pilgrims.

Defender: DeAndre Yedlin (Newcastle United) >> FIFA 17 Ultimate Team™ Database

The pace of Yedlin caused Rotherham United all sorts of problems as Newcastle eased to a 4-0 win.

The American full-back laid on two of the goals from his rampages down the right, and made a crucial tackle at 0-0 in the incident which led to a superb Karl Darlow save.

Midfielder: Anthony Knockaert (Brighton & Hove Albion) >> FIFA 17 Ultimate Team™ Database

Knockaert opened the scoring in Brighton's Friday night clash with fellow promotion hopefuls Sheffield Wednesday, but an Owls equaliser and Glenn Murray's dismissal turned the tide.

However, the Man of the Match popped up late on to score the winner and keep the Seagulls flying high.

Midfielder: Josh Wright (Gillingham) >> FIFA 17 Ultimate Team™ Database

Wright scored twice for Gillingham as they earned a point at Sky Bet League One leaders Sheffield United.

Both goals came in a second-half turnaround, but Ady Pennock's side were denied maximum points by Kieron Freeman's equaliser.

Midfielder: Jamey Osborne (Grimsby Town)

After joining Grimsby from Solihull Moors earlier in the week, Osborne was thrust into the starting line-up immediately by manager Marcus Bignot.

And the midfielder suitably impressed, setting up a goal and earning the Man of the Match award as the Mariners overcame Notts County.

Midfielder: Conor Grant (Doncaster Rovers) >> FIFA 17 Ultimate Team™ Database

Grant scored one and made one as Doncaster maintained their lead at the top of Sky Bet League Two.

The winger's low drive put Rovers on their way against Crewe Alexandra, and he crossed for John Marquis to score in the 3-1 triumph.

Forward: Rob Hall (Oxford United) >> FIFA 17 Ultimate Team™ Database

Oxford players were queuing up for a place in the selection after landing the EFL Result of the Day with their 4-0 win at Rochdale.

Hall scored one and made two for the unstoppable U's, who ended the hosts' 10-match winning streak at Spotland.

Forward: Chuks Aneke (Milton Keynes Dons) >> FIFA 17 Ultimate Team™ Database

It was goals galore at stadiummk on Matchday 28, with MK Dons coming out on top 5-3 in an entertaining affair against Northampton.

Aneke teed up Kieran Agard for the game's opener, before adding two himself to lift the Dons up the Sky Bet League One standings.

Forward: Ollie Watkins (Exeter City) >> FIFA 17 Ultimate Team™ Database

It's not often a forward makes the Team of the Week without finding the net, but Watkins made a telling contribution to Exeter's 3-0 win over Colchester despite not getting on the scoresheet.

The 21-year-old teed up all three goals in the battle between two in-form teams, and the Grecians are now unbeaten in nine after their latest success.

Manager: Steve Evans (Mansfield Town)

Mansfield are unbeaten in six games in all competitions after their latest victory, a 3-1 win away at Cambridge United.

The hosts were on a hot streak themselves, going undefeated in eight, but the Stags cruised to three points, and were boosted by a debut goal from Evans' new signing Shaquile Coulthirst.

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