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Team of the Week: Matchday 9

24 September 2018

869 views The EFL weekend was packed with action and individual brilliance - we've picked the 11 players and manager that stood out across all three divisons.


Jak Alnwick - Scunthorpe 1-0 Shrewsbury

Alnwick provided the perfect foundation for Scunthorpe United on Saturday. Key saves in big moments meant the Iron held on to their 1-0 lead, and claimed their first home win of the season.


Andy Yiadom - Reading 3-0 Hull City

Three points and a clean sheet. Not something that has been at all regular for Reading this season, and Andy Yiadom was a key to their performance at the weekend. Yiadom was a rock at the back and even chipped in with a goal.

Leon Legge - Crewe Alexandra 0-1 Port Vale

Bragging rights. Leon Legge scored the all-important goal in the A500 derby as Port Vale claimed victory over Crewe Alexandra. Legge turned in a huge performance to send the Valiant faithful home singing.

Jason Shackell - Lincoln City 2-1 Milton Keynes Dons

Two inclusions in two weeks, and two massive goals for Lincoln City skipper Jason Shackell. The centre half was on hand on Saturday afternoon to net the winner against fellow promotion hopefuls, Milton Keynes Dons.

Matt Taylor - Yeovil Town 0-3 Swindon Town

That left foot. Matt Taylor rolled back the years for Swindon Town by executing yet another near-perfect free-kick to add to his collection. He turned in a stellar performance from left back too.


Harry Wilson - Derby County 3-1 Brentford

The on-loan Liverpool midfielder was a constant threat throughout Derby's fixture with the high-flying Brentford. He scored the hosts opener, which sent them on the way to victory.

Bradley Dack - Stoke City 2-3 Blackburn Rovers

This man just keeps getting better. Dack has been a joy to watch when he's been on the pitch this season, and showed his quality to those in attendance at Rovers' fixture with Stoke City. Dack scored and assisted in their 3-2 victory.

Sirki Dembele - Gillingham 2-4 Peterborough United

Another EFL player in fine fettle so far this season. Siriki Dembele has performed excellently since his move to Peterborough United and also provided a goal and assist on Saturday. Posh were 4-2 winners at Gillingham, and reclaimed top spot in League One.


Che Adams - Leeds United 1-2 Birmingham City

Birmingham didn't have many chances against Leeds on Saturday, so they needed a clinical front man, and Che Adams was just that. His two first-half strikes proved to be enough as the Blues ended Leeds' unbeaten streak.

Josh Maja - Sunderland 4-1 Rochdale

Maja was named EFL Young Player of the Month for August, and it seems he wants to be in with a shout for September's award too. The 19-year-old netted a brace on Saturday in Sunderland's 4-1 win.

John Marquis - Doncaster Rovers 2-1 Bradford City

Four in four. John Marquis also scored a double to maintain his fine form. His two goals proved the difference between Doncaster and Bradford City on Saturday afternoon, as it sent Rovers to a 2-1 win, their third successive victory.


Garry Monk - Leeds United 1-2 Birmingham City

Monk's Birmingham City side were still in search of their first win when they arrived at the home of the Championship leaders on Saturday afternoon. Their run of four consecutive draws came to an end with a 2-1 win as they put a halt to the only remaining unbeaten record in the division, and against his former side too.

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