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Team of the Week: Matchday 45

30 April 2018

The penultimate Team of the Week of the 2017/18 season. With plenty at stake, big performances were needed – and here is our Matchday 45 selection.

Ben Amos: Charlton Athletic 1-0 Blackburn Rovers

A Man of the Match display and a third straight clean sheet for the Addicks to put them on the brink of the Play-Offs

Ben Turner: Burton Albion 2-0 Bolton Wanderers

Part of a brilliant Brewers defence which kept Bolton at bay, laying the platform for a third consecutive triumph and a shot at survival.

Rory McArdle: Milton Keynes Dons 0-2 Scunthorpe United

A first Iron goal for the skipper, who was equally adept at the back as Scunny strengthened their chances of a top-six finish.

Sean Morrison: Hull City 0-2 Cardiff City

Another captain to step up to the mark, Morrison struck both goals as the Bluebirds moved to within one win of automatic promotion.

Andy Yiadom: Barnsley 2-0 Brentford

Back in the side, with the captain’s armband, the full-back delivered an all-action display as the Tykes climbed out of the bottom three.

Graham Carey: Plymouth Argyle 2-1 Rotherham United

The man for the big moments, Carey set up the equalising goal and fired home a last-minute penalty to keep the Pilgrims’ Play-Off dreams alive.

Dan Sweeney: Morecambe 0-1 Barnet

In a must-win game, Sweeney stood out at the heart of midfield for the Bees, ensuring the fight for EFL survival will go down to the final day.

Wes Hoolahan: Norwich City 2-1 Leeds United

One last hurrah in the yellow and green for Hoolahan, who rounded off his 10-year stay at Carrow Road with a goal, an assist, and three points.

Alex Revell: Stevenage 3-1 Exeter City

The first of two hat-trick heroes in our selection, the 34-year-old striker demonstrated determination and a cool head to put the promotion-chasing Grecians to the sword.

Marc McNulty: Cheltenham Town 1-6 Coventry City

The standout player from a stunning Sky Blues performance, McNulty netted a treble to sink Cheltenham and take his tally to 23 for the season.

Lee Angol: Yeovil Town 2-3 Mansfield Town

A half-time introduction, Angol scored two and won the penalty for the other, earning the Stags three crucial points to keep alive their Play-Off hopes.

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Gareth Ainsworth: Chesterfield 1-2 Wycombe Wanderers

Not the perfect Chairboys display perhaps, but while their rivals in the hunt for automatic promotion faltered, Ainsworth’s Wycombe fought back from behind to beat Chesterfield and clinch a place in League One.


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