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Matchday 28: Team of the Week

14 January 2019

There were some fantastic performances across the EFL during matchday 28, but only 11 players could make our Team of the Week.

Christoffer Mafoumbi (Blackpool)

The Congolese keeper was in fine form as the Tangerines pulled off a suprise win at Sky Bet League One leaders Portsmouth, producing some big saves late on to preserve his clean sheet and help the visitors to all three points.

Darragh Lenihan (Blackburn Rovers)

Man of the Match as Rovers secured a 2-0 victory at Millwall, Lenihan was commanding in the air and calm on the ball in the absence of regular centre-back partner Charlie Mulgrew, showing why he's so highly rated.

James Collins (Ipswich Town)

The veteran defender enjoyed a standout debut for the Sky Bet Championship's bottom club, who picked up a huge victory on home soil at the expense of Rotherham United. Collins made an impresive 17 clearances on the day, as Ipswich kept a confidence-boosting clean sheet.

Greg Taylor (Cambridge United)

In what was a huge game at Notts County, Taylor led from the back, producing a solid display at one end and scoring at the other as Cambridge recorded a second successive win to pull further away from relegation trouble.

Alex Mowatt (Barnsley)

Two assists and one goal in a Yorkshire derby represents a pretty good day for the Barnsley man, who was superb as the Tykes beat Bradford City 3-0 to keep up their promotion push with a fourth win in five Sky Bet League One matches. 

Jack Bridge (Northampton Town)

The midfielder's playing opportunities have been limited at Town, but he took his chance with both hands, scoring twice and setting up another in a 3-0 win over in-form Carlisle. Manager Keith Curle singled out Bridge for praise after the game. 

Lewis Wing (Middlesbrough)

In a game where Boro were made to dig deep for all three points, Wing's quality shone through and ultimately proved decisive, as Tony Pulis' side inflicted a rare home defeat on Birmingham City. The youngster scored one and made one to keep his side in the Play-Off places.

Kevin Stewart (Hull City)

The man who set the tone for City's sixth straight Sky Bet Championship win, Stewart played with an intensity and purpose which Sheffield Wednesday found tough to handle. Team-mate Jarrod Bowen scored twice, but this was a standout display.

Jack Clarke (Leeds United)

One of several standout performers on the night as Leeds United beat fellow promotion hopefuls Derby County, Clarke continues to shine for Marcelo Bielsa's side. The 18-year-old was a constant thorn in the Rams' side, and surely has a big role to play this season.

Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers)

Wycombe ended a run of four straight defeats in style, overcoming a two-goal deficit to beat Doncaster Rovers 3-2 with Cowan-Hall at the heart of it all. The 28-year-old scored twice, including a stoppage-time winner, to earn his place in our XI.

Anthony Pilkington (Wigan Athletic)

It was an excellent debut for the former Cardiff City man, who produced a great piece of skill and then showed composure to set up the Latics' opener in an impressive 3-0 win over Aston Villa at the DW Stadium. 

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