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EFL Team of the Week: 1-4 March

5 March 2019

Emiliano Martinez – Reading

The Arsenal loanee produced yet another man-of-the-match display, which included one world-class stop, as Reading picked up a huge win at fellow strugglers Ipswich Town.

Scott Wharton – Bury

The defender, on loan from Blackburn Rovers, sealed another excellent Bury performance, nodding home in the last minute to secure a 3-0 victory over Macclesfield Town as the Shakers kept up their promotion charge.

Semi Ajayi – Rotherham United

The big centre-back netted two goals as Rotherham picked up three massive points in their hunt for survival. Ajayi set the tone for a 3-2 victory over Blackburn by scoring after just two minutes.

Luke Woolfenden – Swindon Town

A goal and a clean sheet represented a good afternoon's work for Woolfenden, as Swindon impressively beat Play-Off contenders Colchester 3-0, a result which puts them right in the mix with their opponents.

Tom Edwards – Stoke City

The 20-year-old defender put in an excellent display as the Potters ended their winless run by beating Nottingham Forest, helping his side keep an important clean sheet on home soil.

Conor Hourihane – Aston Villa

The midfielder scored a first-half double as Dean Smith’s men swept aside Play-Off-chasing Derby County at Villa Park, and also had a volley cleared off the line in what was a standout individual performance.

Ben Close – Portsmouth

Two second-half goals for the midfielder helped Pompey get back to winning ways in the league with a 5-1 hammering of Bradford City. A man-of-the-match showing from a player who has become a favourite among fans this season.

Ezgjan Alioski – Leeds United

Alioski rounded off a superb team and individual display with a goal which was the icing on the cake, as Leeds saw off fellow promotion hopefuls West Bromwich Albion at Elland Road. 

Jarrod Bowen – Hull City

A man enjoying an incredible season, Bowen continued his fine form, scoring his 17th and 18th goals of the campaign as Hull moved to within four points of the Play-Offs.

Jonson Clarke-Harris – Bristol Rovers

A first senior hat-trick couldn't have come at a better time, as the Gas moved to within two points of safety with an eye-catching victory over Blackpool. Clarke-Harris completed his treble with 22 minutes of the game to spare.

Jerome Sinclair – Oxford United

On-loan Watford striker Sinclair bagged his first goals for Oxford to earn the Us a vital win in their battle to avoid the drop, scoring twice in the second half in an eventual 2-1 victory over Scunthorpe United.

Manager: Darren Way - Yeovil Town

Masterminded a second consective win in the league, as Yeovil steered further clear of relegation trouble with a dramatic 3-2 win over Morecambe which saw the Glovers leapfrog their opponents

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