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Team of the Week: 22nd-24th September

25 September 2017

Here's our latest Team of the Week selection, covering all of the fixtures across Matchday 9.

Goalkeeper: Joe Murphy (Bury)

For the second week in succession, the goalkeeper facing Charlton Athletic has earned a place in the EFL Team of the Week.

It was Holy of Gillingham last time out, and now Bury’s Murphy gets the nod after producing a string of fine saves late on to help the Shakers come away with a point from The Valley.

Defender: Danny Grainger (Carlisle United)

Carlisle were awarded Saturday’s EFL Result of the Day, and Grainger was the star performer of their 5-0 rout of Crewe Alexandra.

A fine long-range effort from the skipper put the Cumbrians on their way, and he added a penalty before setting up the third in their away day success.

Defender: Yoann Barbet (Brentford)

The EFL Star of the Day went to Barbet, despite him starting on the bench for Brentford’s 3-0 win at Bolton Wanderers.

On in the 16th minute, the French centre-back scored, set another up, and helped keep the Trotters at bay, securing a first win of 2017/18 for the Bees.

Defender: Oliver Lancashire (Swindon Town)

The EFL weekend began on Friday night, when Swindon ran out 2-0 winners against Forest Green Rovers in front of the Sky Sports cameras.

Lancashire was awarded the Man of the Match honour, rounding off a superb defensive display with the crucial first goal at the New Lawn.

Defender: Tony McMahon (Bradford City)

Another clean sheet and another goal for Bradford’s McMahon, who has been a star performer defensively and going forward so far this term.

The full-back afforded Northampton Town very little at Sixfields, and he settled matters with a stunning free-kick.

Midfielder: Jodi Jones (Coventry City)

Coventry became the first team to get the better of Exeter City this campaign, and Jones was the influential figure in a 2-0 win for the Sky Blues.

Firstly, he caused Troy Brown to turn into his own net, before teeing up Devon Kelly-Evans — another outstanding performer — to notch on his EFL debut.

Midfielder: Erhun Oztumer (Walsall)

Oztumer weaved his midfield magic again for Walsall, scoring one and creating another in their 2-1 win away at Oxford United.

His goal couldn’t have been much easier after good work from Joe Edwards, but he threaded the perfect pass for Tyler Roberts to net the Saddlers’ winner.

Midfielder: Jimmy Smith (Crawley Town)

Crawley picked up all three points from their trip to Barnet, where Smith turned in a true captain’s performance in the 2-1 win.

The midfielder slid in to expertly guide home the opener, and he timed another run to perfection late on, heading home to clinch victory.

Midfielder: Billy Bodin (Bristol Rovers)

Another to register a goal and an assist, Bodin helped his Bristol Rovers side defeat Blackpool, who were unbeaten in seven prior to their visit to the Memorial Stadium.

The winger drilled home a 13th goal in 17 home matches to put the Gas in front, and he curled in a delightful cross for Ryan Sweeney to head home the second of a 3-1 win.

Forward: Kieffer Moore (Rotherham United)

Moore now sits top of the EFL goalscoring charts after grabbing another brace as Rotherham United hit five for the third time this season.

His header against the bar led to the opener in the 5-1 win over Oldham Athletic, before scoring an acrobatic rebound and a bullet header to take his season tally to eight.

Forward: Junior Morias (Peterborough United)

One of the most entertaining games of the weekend eventually swung the way of Peterborough United, and Morias more than played his part with two emphatic finishes.

His first was lashed beyond the Wigan Athletic keeper and he added another with a well-struck effort from distance, before strike partner Jack Marriott sealed a thrilling 3-2 win.

Manager: Chris Wilder (Sheffield United)

A superb 4-2 Steel City derby victory for Sheffield United could have seen any number of players make the cut, so we’ve opted for Wilder for getting his team selection spot on.

Despite several injuries, the Blades overcame their city rivals with star turns from Man of the Match David Brooks, and two-goal hero Leon Clarke. When pegged back, substitute Mark Duffy restored the lead, and the players went on to give their boss the perfect present just a day after turning 50.

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