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Team of the Week: Matchday 2

A select XI from the latest round of EFL fixtures

13 August 2018

It's that time again to pull out 11 star performers, and a manager, to make up the EFL Team of the Week. Here's the latest selection...

Jordan Archer: Blackburn Rovers 0-0 Millwall

Millwall held on for a point at Ewood Park, and they had their goalkeeper to thank after the Scotland international pulled off a string of stunning saves to deny the hosts.

Mickey Demetriou: Newport County 1-0 Crewe Alexandra

Newport conceded three in their season opener, while Crewe scored six. However, Demetriou excelled at the back to deny the Railwaymen, and it was his perfect cross which provided the game’s decisive moment.

Joe Wright: Doncaster Rovers 3-0 Wycombe Wanderers

It's been a while coming, but Wright found himself in the opposition penalty area to double Rovers' lead and score his first ever senior goal, while keeping a clean sheet at the other end in an excellent all-round display.

Joe Rodon: Swansea City 1-0 Preston North End

Thrust into the Swansea starting XI, 20-year-old Rodon displayed maturity beyond his years, dealing with everything that was thrown at him and keeping the Lilywhites at bay in a hard-earned win.

Pierce Sweeney: Morecambe 0-2 Exeter City

A goal, an assist, and a clean sheet — a good afternoon’s work for Sweeney, who converted from the penalty spot and teed up Jayden Stockley with a sublime cross after the break.

Sean McConville: Bristol Rovers 1-2 Accrington Stanley

Accrington are up and running in Sky Bet League One, and McConville was the key figure in their maiden victory, firing home a goal either side of the break to bring three points back from Bristol.

John McGinn: Aston Villa 3-2 Wigan Athletic

McGinn had a debut to remember for Villa, impressing at the heart of midfield and causing chaos with his expert delivery, which led to two of the hosts’ three goals in a Villa Park thriller.

Mark O’Hara: Rochdale 1-4 Peterborough United

After introducing himself to English football with a goal in last week’s opening day success, O’Hara took his season tally to three, heading home before coolly slotting in the final goal of a comfortable Posh win.

Kemar Roofe: Derby County 1-4 Leeds United

A fantastic Leeds display saw them make it two wins from two in the Sky Bet Championship, and Roofe caught the eye with a fine header and an expertly taken second fired into the roof of the Derby net.

Ade Azeez: Cambridge United 3-2 Notts County

Azeez and Cambridge came to life after the break, with the striker racing away to score two goals which turned the tables and helped the U’s register a first win of the 2018/19 campaign.

Ronan Curtis: Blackpool 1-2 Portsmouth

Curtis showed speed, strength and composure to score either side of the break; his two goals were his first in English football, and helped Portsmouth make it two wins from two in Sky Bet League One.

Danny Cowley: Lincoln City 4-1 Swindon Town

It was a tough call to leave out a Lincoln player after they delivered a terrific display in their first home game of the new season, but Cowley takes the plaudits as the top boss of the week.

Summer signings John Akinde and Harry Toffolo netted their first goals for the club, and Matt Green proved an inspired substitution, climbing off the bench to score his second goal of the season.

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