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Newcastle United star named in official EFL Team of the Week

5 years ago

Newcastle United ended up with coasting to their latest victory, eight in a row in the Championship and nine in all competitions.

After 29 days without any football, Dwight Gayle stepped back in and stamped his class.

With 28 touches, 2 key passes, 3 shots (all on target) and 2 goals, no wonder the Newcastle striker has made the official EFL Team of the Week.

Despite predictable taunts from the Leeds fans after front page headlines 24 hours earlier, the former Palace striker silenced the home supporters in the best way possible.

Dwight Gayle named in the EFL team of the week, with their official website stating:

Forward: Dwight Gayle (Newcastle United)

‘Newcastle extended their winning Sky Bet Championship run to eight games with a straightforward 2-0 victory at Leeds United.

After missing the last three games, Gayle returned to the side and reminded the Magpies of his poaching instincts, netting a goal in each half and earning the Man of the Match award.’

EFL Team of the Week:

Jamie Jones (Stevenage)

Morgan Fox (Charlton)

Joe Worrall (Nottingham Forest)

Scott Wiseman (Scunthorpe)

Tom Ince (Derby)

Chris Clements (Mansfield)

George Francomb (AFC Wimbledon)

Will Atkinson (Southend)

Omar Bogle (Grimsby)

Dwight Gayle (Newcastle United)

Charlie Wyke (Carlisle)

EFL Manager of the Week:

Marcus Bignot (Grimsby)


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