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Team of the Week: 24th-26th November

27 November 2017

After another entertaining weekend of action across the EFL, we’ve subsequently selected the best 11 performers to make up our Team of the Week. Here it is...

Goalkeeper: David Forde (Cambridge United)

Cambridge may have struck late through Uche Ikpeazu to take all three points against Stevenage, but they had ‘keeper Forde to thank for a string of second-half saves which kept the score at 0-0.

Three of these came in the space of a minute, as he repelled Chris Whelpdale’s attempt, before denying him again, prior to a header from Joe Martin.

Defender: Luke Waterfall (Lincoln City)

At Sincil Bank, Lincoln scored three times and picked up maximum points in their encounter with Port Vale.

Turning in a strong defensive showing was Waterfall, who not only shone at the back, but found the net in the 69th minute too.

Defender: Liam Cooper (Leeds United)

Samuel Saiz and Ezgjan Alioski may have stolen the headlines after their respective strikes at Barnsley. However, Cooper’s contribution was equally as important for Leeds.

The defender made several crucial blocks throughout proceedings — helping the Whites to a clean sheet in the process.

Defender: Sean Morrison (Cardiff City)

Also part of a side whose defence wasn’t breached was Cardiff’s Morrison, with the Bluebirds seeing off Nottingham Forest 2-0 at the City Ground.

The skipper was solid for the entirety of the game, with Mark Warburton’s men failing to make any inroads as they were denied a fifth successive home win.

Midfielder: Albert Adomah (Aston Villa)

It’s now five goals in three outings for Adomah, who found the net twice in Villa’s home triumph over Ipswich Town.

The winger’s two goals came either side of the break, as the Villans made it three Sky Bet Championship victories in succession.

Midfielder: Hiram Boateng (Exeter City)

Exeter City's Boateng capped a Man of the Match display with his first Grecians goal, in their 2-0 success on home turf against Accrington Stanley.

The 21-year-old struck on the stroke of the interval with an expertly placed effort into the top corner, before Pierce Sweeney sealed things four minutes from time.

Midfielder: Max Power (Wigan Athletic)

Wigan moved back to the summit of the Sky Bet League One table, courtesy of a superb 3-1 away victory at Rotherham United.

Playing an important role in that success was Power, who was influential at the heart of midfield and cleverly teed up Michael Jacobs for the Latics’ third of the afternoon.

Midfielder: Josh Morris (Scunthorpe United)

Morris may have begun Scunthorpe’s clash with Charlton Athletic at Glanford Park on the bench, but his second-half contribution proved to be a match-winning one.

Firstly, he exquisitely curled home a free-kick to put the Iron in front and, on 63 minutes, he got his second with a sumptuous right-footed strike into the top corner from all of 25 yards.

Forward: Dominic Samuel (Blackburn Rovers)

Another substitute who made a significant impact in League One was Samuel, with the Blackburn striker earning his side a penalty, before scoring the winner against AFC Wimbledon.

He had not been long on the field when he was brought down by Tom Lockyer. Charlie Mulgrew subsequently converted from the spot, leaving the 23-year-old to then head the winner shortly after.

Forward: Matej Vydra (Derby County)

Derby rose into the Sky Bet Championship play-off places after winning 3-0 at Middlesbrough — with Vydra hitting a superb hat-trick.

He got his first on 13 minutes and, in the second period, he took the game away from Boro, dispatching a penalty and lastly punishing a poor clearance from Darren Randolph to complete the treble.

Forward: Ivan Cavaleiro (Wolverhampton Wanderers)

A ruthless display from Wolverhampton at Molineux saw them emphatically dispatch Bolton Wanderers 5-1.

Cavaleiro grabbed a brace in the rout, the Portuguese forward slotting home a penalty, before showing quick feet prior to smashing the ball home for his second on 82 minutes.

Manager: Chris Coleman (Sunderland)

Two late goals gave new Sunderland manager Coleman his first win in charge of the club, as the men from the Stadium of Light won 2-0 at Burton Albion to earn the EFL Result of the Day.

James Vaughan, introduced in the second half, struck in the 84th minute, before fellow substitute Joel Asoro teed up George Honeyman to seal all three points.

The win was the Black Cats' first since 13th August, and lifted them off the bottom of the table and into 22nd position.

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