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Team of the Week - Matchday 15

25 October 2018

EFL Matchday 15 is in the books with some shock results, impressive performances and goals aplenty...

Here’s our pick of the best 11 players and the manager for the latest Team of the (mid)Week:


 Jon McLaughlin: Doncaster Rovers v Sunderland

The Sunderland stopper notched his second consecutive clean sheet as the Black Cats put in a professional performance to come away with three points against Doncaster Rovers. More impressively, the 'keeper made two fantastic one-on-one saves shortly before Chris Maguire's eventual winner.  



Scott Malone: West Bromwich Albion v Derby County

The result speaks for itself, and in all honesty a number of Derby players could have made it into this week's select XI. However, the fullback was a constant option on the left-hand side and capped off the display with marauding run forward and neat finish to add Derby's fourth of the evening.

Liam Cooper: Leeds United v Ipswich Town

Leeds United are back on top of what is proving to be one of the tightest Sky Bet Championship tables in recent years. A comfortable 2-0 victory against Ipswich was capped off last night by a rare collectors item, as Cooper hit a loose ball into the roof of the net to secure the win. 

Adam Webster: Bristol City v Hull City  

A summer arrival at Ashton Gate, Webster is quickly establishing himself as a firm fan favourite with his no-nonsense displays and assured performances. The Robins' victory against Hull came deep into injury time, but was built upon a solid foundation, of which Webster led superbly.



Tom Bayliss: Bradford City v Coventry City

A breakout star of Coventry's League Two Play-Off winning side last season, Bayliss has continued to perform this campaign. A fourth straight league win for the Sky Blues, and an impressive 4-2 win against Bradford City - including Bayliss' strike into the bottom corner to score City's fourth.  

Neal Bishop: Morecambe v Mansfield Town

Neal Bishop is certainly proving that age is just a number, with the tireless midfielder impressing against Morecambe. The 37-year old controlled the fixture throughout and scored what would turn out to be the eventual match-winner with a well-placed half-volley from the edge of the area. 

Matt Crooks: Macclesfield Town v Northampton Town

One of the more obvious selections of the week, Crooks was at his very best as Northampton began to build momentum under newly appointed manager, Keith Curle. Crooks first-half hat-trick set the Cobblers on their way - including a wonderfully taken curling effort to score his third.

Fred Onyedinma: Wycombe Wanderers v Rochdale

Two in two - Onyedinma impressed once again for Wycombe Wanderers, this time out against Rochdale. A comfortable win for Gareth Ainsworth's side was started by Bryn Morris' early free-kick, before Onyedinma put the icing on the cake with a third just minutes after Adebayo Akinfenwa had double their advantage.



Jordan Rhodes: Norwich City v Aston Villa

One-nil down and need a goal? Step forward, Jordan Rhodes. The on-loan Canaries striker shown once again, not for the first time in his EFL career, his predatory instincts in front of goal. The forward scored a second-half brace to complete the Norwich comeback at Carrow Road. 

Danny Hylton – Luton Town v Accrington Stanley 

The second selection of this week's XI to walk away with the matchball. Hylton continued his fantastic scoring record for the Hatters against Accrington Stanley. Opening the scoring in the fifth minute, Hylton added a further two goals in the second-half to hand his side three points. 

Freddie Ladapo – Plymouth Argyle v Gillingham

A potentially season-changing result for Plymouth Argyle? After a disappointing start to the season left them bottom of the table prior to this fixture, Freddie Ladapo's double certainly came as a welcome boost. The forward struck twice in the first-half to set-up Plymouth for a valuable three points. 



Frank Lampard: West Bromwich Albion 1-4 Derby County

It simply had to be Frank Lampard again, didn't it? For Derby to play two promotion rivals in the space of four days and come away with maximum points is impressive in itself, but the manner of the victory at the Hawthorns would have sent a message across the division.

A special mention goes to Northampton Town's Keith Curle, who impressively guided the Cobblers to a resounding 5-0 victory against Macclesfield Town in Sky Bet League Two.


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