One Newcastle star has made the official EFL team of midweek after a dramatic night on the south coast.
The 2-1 win saw a great piece of ‘improvisation’ for the first goal by Mohamed Diame and then a brilliant flowing move involving Ritchie, Atsu and Perez produced the winner.
However, it is Karl Darlow who has been selected for this official EFL team of midweek, the Newcastle keeper ensuring United stayed in the game with a fine series of saves, especially in the first half.
Also an interesting choice for their star manager of this midweek.
Goalkeeper: Karl Darlow (Newcastle United) – The EFL write-up:
“Newcastle won the battle of the Sky Bet Championship’s top two, coming from behind late on to defeat Brighton & Hove Albion.
“Darlow made a number of good saves to keep his side in touch, and he was rewarded with the late comeback that saw the Magpies return to the top of the league.”
Full EFL Team of Midweek:
Goalkeeper: Karl Darlow (Newcastle United)
Defender: Will Nightingale (AFC Wimbledon)
Defender: Charlie Mulgrew (Blackburn Rovers)
Defender: Ryan Edwards (Morecambe)
Midfielder: Tom Pett (Stevenage)
Midfielder: Louis Dodds (Shrewsbury Town)
Midfielder: Callum Styles (Bury)
Midfielder: Carl Winchester (Cheltenham Town)
Midfielder: Ricky Holmes (Charlton Athletic)
Forward: Adebayo Akinfenwa (Wycombe Wanderers)
Manager: Kevin Nolan (Notts County)
“Nolan’s Notts County extended their unbeaten run to five games and did so in style, picking up a fantastic away win at second-placed Plymouth Argyle.
“The Magpies boss rotated his line-up ahead of the game and it paid off, with his players delivering the perfect performance in their 1-0 triumph down in Devon.”
A brilliant result for Kevin Nolan who has now lifted Notts County eight points clear of the relegation zone after they looked doomed before his recent arrival.
Former Newcastle midfielder Alan Smith played for the first hour and then Nolan made a double substitution with Notts County 1-0 up, Shola Ameobi helping to see the game out in that final half hour.