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Sky Bet EFL: Team of the Week

27 March 2017

It may have been international weekend, but there was still plenty of EFL action to enjoy over the weekend.

In association with FIFA 17 Ultimate Team, we've selected 11 players and a manager to make up the latest EFL Team of the Week. And here it is...

Goalkeeper: Dean Lyness (Blackpool)

Blackpool's fine form continued as they came from behind to defeat Hartlepool United 2-1 and move into the Sky Bet League Two Play-Off places.

Lyness was the key man for the Seasiders, pulling off a string of fine saves to prevent Pools from upsetting the odds at Bloomfield Road.

Defender: Richard Duffy (Notts County) >> FIFA 17 Ultimate Team™ Database

Notts County picked up an impressive 1-0 win away at Wycombe Wanderers, with a strong rearguard action laying the foundations for success.

Duffy stood out amongst the backline after putting in a brilliant last-ditch block to deny the Chairboys from salvaging a point.

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

The Sky Bet League Two title race is still alive, with Bradley key at both ends as Plymouth defeated Doncaster Rovers.

Helping to keep the leaders at bay throughout, the centre-back settled matters with a bullet header early in the second half, reducing the gap at the top to just three points.

Defender: Mark Beevers (Bolton Wanderers) >> FIFA 17 Ultimate Team™ Database

Beevers maintained his remarkable goalscoring form as Bolton overcame Shrewsbury Town 2-0, closing the gap to table-topping Sheffield United to just four points.

The centre-back scored his fourth goal in five matches and helped the Trotters to a clean sheet, once again showing the form that earned him a spot in the Football Manager™ Team of the Season.

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Midfielder: Matt Dolan (Yeovil Town) >> FIFA 17 Ultimate Team™ Database

Dolan's deliveries were integral to Yeovil in Saturday's remarkable 3-3 draw with Exeter City.

The 24-year-old created two of the Glovers' three second-half goals, before the Grecians launched their astonishing late comeback to earn a point.

Midfielder: Callum Camps (Rochdale) >> FIFA 17 Ultimate Team™ Database

Scoring one, and playing his part in another, Camps helped Rochdale all but wrap up three points by half-time in their 3-1 win at Chesterfield.

The midfielder capped an impressive all-round display by firing in from 25 yards five minutes before the break.

Midfielder: Josh Payne (Crawley Town) >> FIFA 17 Ultimate Team™ Database

Payne created two goals inside half an hour as Crawley eased to a 3-0 triumph against rock-bottom Leyton Orient.

His set-pieces were headed in by James Collins and Joe McNerney as the Reds went on to end their six-game winless run.

Midfielder: George Cooper (Crewe Alexandra) >> FIFA 17 Ultimate Team™ Database

Crewe heaped more misery on Carlisle United, with Cooper the main architect in a 2-0 success at Brunton Park.

A neat pass was thumped home by Callum Cooke for the opener, and his wing wizardry handed Jordan Bowery a tap-in to seal victory.

Forward: Ivan Toney (Scunthorpe United) >> FIFA 17 Ultimate Team™ Database

A thrilling match between Scunthorpe and Bradford City unfolded in front of the Sky Sports cameras on Sunday afternoon, and Toney was the star of the show.

The on-loan Newcastle United striker scored three minutes into each half, including a fine bicycle-kick finish, as the Iron ran out 3-2 winners at Glanford Park.

Forward: John Akinde (Barnet) >> FIFA 17 Ultimate Team™ Database

Akinde moved level at the top of the Sky Bet League Two scoring charts with a quickfire brace as Barnet came back to beat Cheltenham Town.

With the sides all square, the Bees target man netted in the 77th and 79th minute to clinch the points.

Forward: Chris Porter (Colchester United) >> FIFA 17 Ultimate Team™ Database

Colchester stayed in touch with the top seven thanks to Porter's brace against fellow Play-Off hopefuls Luton Town.

The forward opened the scoring with a fine header, and his close-range finish just after the half-hour mark proved decisive in the 2-1 win.

Manager: Luke Williams (Swindon Town)

Millwall were on a 16-game unbeaten run in Sky Bet League One, chasing the top six, while Swindon are embroiled in a battle for survival at the other end of the table.

However, it was the Robins who took the spoils, with Conor Thomas' stoppage-time winner securing a vital victory for Williams' men.

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