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Team of the Week: Matchday 5

A select XI from the latest round of EFL fixtures

27 August 2018

After another weekend of EFL action, we've pulled together 11 players and a manager to make the latest Team of the Week.

And here it is...


David Raya: Blackburn Rovers 1-0 Brentford

Brentford were without top scorer Neal Maupay, but they still provided a huge threat at Ewood Park. However, Raya was in exceptional form to lay the foundations for a home victory.


Sean Raggett: Rotherham United 1-0 Millwall

Raggett got the only goal of the game to ensure a super Sunday for the Millers, and his defensive efforts were just as good to nullify the threat of the Lions’ attack.

Daniel Ayala: Middlesbrough 1-0 West Bromwich Albion

West Brom were the EFL’s top scorers coming into this one but Ayala and his defensive colleagues kept them at bay, and the Spaniard popped up in stoppage time to win it.

Chris Basham: Bolton Wanderers 0-3 Sheffield United

The centre-back defended stoutly and used his license to roam to full effect, popping up in opposition territory to tee up the opener as the Blades ended the hosts’ unbeaten start.


Bruno Andrade: Lincoln City 3-1 Notts County

Andrade was a thorn in the Magpies’ side, grabbing his first goal for the club with a neat finish, before teeing up Harry Anderson to keep the Imps sitting pretty at the top of League Two.

Lee Cattermole: AFC Wimbledon 1-2 Sunderland

A rare sight to see Cattermole on the scoresheet, and even rarer to see his name twice; the midfielder netted both goals to turn the tide for the Black Cats.

Matt Crooks: Colchester United 1-2 Northampton Town

Winless Northampton got the better of unbeaten Colchester and Crooks was at the heart of it. His goal — a driving run from his own half and long-range finish — was the highlight.

James Henry: Oxford United 3-1 Burton Albion

Henry inspired Oxford to pick up their first points of the season, scoring one and making another in a much-needed win at the Kassam Stadium.

Pablo Hernandez: Norwich City 0-3 Leeds United

Another hugely impressive Leeds display was inspired by Hernandez, whose vision led to the opener, while his goal to cap the victory was a thing of beauty.


Jason Cummings: Plymouth Argyle 1-5 Peterborough United

Cummings started the game as provider by laying on the first two goals, before adding another two himself as Posh made it five wins from five in League One.

Lucas Joao: Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 Ipswich Town

Joao was at the double to help the Owls overcome 10-man Ipswich, scoring a header in each half in the Hillsborough triumph.


Russell Milton: Cambridge United 0-1 Cheltenham Town

Stepping in for the departed Gary Johnson, the caretaker boss inspired his side to a first win of the campaign, with the decisive goal coming from Sam Jones — a loan signing brought in by Milton just 24 hours earlier.

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