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Team of the Week: Matchday 12

A select XI from the latest round of EFL fixtures

9 October 2018

Goals aplenty and only one unbeaten team remaining in the EFL... Here is your Team of the Week from Matchday 12...

GOALKEEPER:

Adam Davies (Barnsley)

The Barnsley captain led by example for Daniel Stendel's side in a hugely impressive victory aginst promotion rivals Peterborough United. The skipper saved a first-half Ivan Toney penalty on the way to a clean sheet and a 4-0 victory to close the gap at the top of the table.

 

DEFENDERS:

Elliot Ward (Notts County)

Age is just a number, and the vastly experienced centre-half is proving just that. Fixtures against those around you in the table are always tight & cagey affairs, but Ward led Notts County to second clean sheet in four games, and more importantly the three points in a 1-0 win against Macclesfield Town.

John Egan (Sheffield United)

Ever dependable. A permanent fixture in the Sheffield United backline impressed once again as the Blades continued their good run of form to move to the top of the Sky Bet Championship table. Egan looked assured throughout, as his side defeated Hull City at Bramall Lane.

Alex Lacey (Gillingham)

The ending of the streak... Gillingham ended Sky Bet League One leaders Portsmouth's unbeaten record so far this season with a very impressive display away at Fratton Park. Dependable throughout from a defensive perspective, Lacey also got on the scoresheet to double the Gills' lead and give them the three points.

 

MIDFIELDERS:

Joe Lolley (Nottingham Forest)

A daunting trip to the Riverside to face Middlesbrough, Joe Lolley's performance had it all. The wide attacker scored the Sky Bet Championship 'Goal of the Weekend' with a thunderous strike into the top corner before setting up Lewis Grabban for Forest's second of the afternoon. 

George Moncur (Barnsley)

Returning to a former side can always be a challenging affair, but for George Moncur, he simple rose to the occasion. The midfielder scored the opening goal of the contest before setting up the other three goals as Barnsley earned a fantastic 4-0 win away at promotion contenders Peterborough United.

James Wallace (Fleetwood Town)

In truth, you could have selected many from the Fleetwood Town side this weekend. A truly fantastic performance and a 4-0 win against Doncaster Rovers, who had just been awarded the Sky Bet Player & Manager of the Month awards. James Wallace was one of the standouts, scoring the Cod Army's second of the day of in the 34th minute. 

Harvey Gilmour (Tranmere Rovers)

It was a first league start for the Sheffield United loanee and he certainly made a lasting impression. Two goals and an assist outline a fantastic day for the 19-year old in what was one of the most entertaining fixtures from Matchday 12. With the scored ties at 3 apiece, it was Gilmour's effort in the 89th minute that proved to be the winner.

 

STRIKERS:

Amadou Bakayoko (Coventry City)

Despite only entering the action in the 57th minute, the Coventry City striker certainly made the desired impact with a match-winning contribution. A goal down against Charlton Athletic at the Valley, Bakayoko struck an 81st minute equaliser before a dramatic injury time winner - sparking wild scenes in the away end.

Lukas Jutkiewicz (Birmingham City)

A second appearance in the Team of the Week within three Matchdays - the Juke is on fire. This selection didn't take much deliberation; the striker took home the matchball as Birmingham City gained an important three points with a 3-1 victory against Rotherham United at St. Andrews.

Lucas Joao (Sheffield Wednesday)

Another substitute appearance makes the Team of the Week selection, this one rather earlier than the other. Replacing Steven Fletcher in the 18th minute, Joao would prove to be the eventual match-winner after hitting a second-half, two-minute, brace to give Wednesday victory against Bristol City

 

MANAGER:

Alex Neil (Preston North End)

A disappointing start to the season by his own admission, Preston North End rekindled their form of last season with a superb show of attacking football against Wigan Athletic. Tom Barkhuizen opened the scoring before Callum Robinson and Paul Gallagher all but confirmed the three points. A Dan Burn own goal late into added time compounded the misery for the visitors, as Preston climbed off the bottom of the table.

 


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