The Football League returned to a full complement of fixtures this weekend following the end of the international break, with Championship action returning after a two week absence.
Fans were treated to 36 games across the various tiers, and the usual dramas of tiers two to four of the English game were evident for all to see.
Shock results, thrashings, and stand out performances littered the fixture this, and out of all of the action that ensued this weekend, here is our Football League World Team of the Weekend.
Artur Krysiak: Yeovil Town
Yeovil were dominated by visitors Cheltenham this weekend, with the Robins bossing the game at Huish Park, only to be denied by an inspired display by the home goalkeeper. A series of top quality stops from the Pole ensured the home side escaped with a point.
Sean Raggett: Lincoln City
The Imps faced a tough trip to unbeaten Stevenage, but a solid display from the man on loan from Norwich saw the travelling side come back from a goal down with only ten men, with the huge central defender nodding in a deserved equaliser.
Krystian Pearce: Mansfield Town
In the early kick-off in League Two, Mansfield Town dismantled Grimsby Town in a 4-1 drubbing, with Pearce grabbing two goals from the back. A captain’s performance from the big central defender, his presence from set-pieces caused no end of problems for the visitors.
Aden Flint: Bristol City
Having been linked with a move away from Ashton Gate all summer, this weekend was Flint’s first outing since the close of the window, and boy did he confirm his commit to the club. A resolute defensive display at Reading was capped by a goal, ensuring the Robins headed back down the M4 with the three points.
Diogo Jota: Wolverhampton Wanderers
The Portuguese winger proved to be the match-winner as Wolves sneaked a 1-0 victory over Millwall at Molineux, and the Atletico Madrid loanee’s running caused problems for the opposition defence all afternoon.
Bradley Johnson: Derby County
The Friday night fixture saw Derby maul Hull City at Pride Park, with a dominating display by the central midfielder capped with two wonderfully taken goals. Johnson bossed proceedings, and manager Gary Rowett will be delighted with the performance of his man in the middle.
Jack Payne: Oxford United
Having dominated the first half against Gillingham, Payne opened the scoring with a wonderfully taken improvised flick, which sparked the first of three goals in eight minutes for the hosts. Payne looked strong throughout the contest, and impressed for the dominating U’s.
Sean McConville: Accrington Stanley
McConville was the best player on the park as Stanley thrashed Carlisle this weekend, and his two goals were a just reward for his wonderful display. A tasty free-kick and a well-taken finish boosted the player’s tally, and he could have completed his hat-trick, but was denied by visiting goalkeeper Jack Bonham.
Matej Vydra: Derby County
Like Johnson, Vydra’s wonderful display from midfield was capped with two well taken goals, the first a lovely free-kick that left visiting goalkeeper Allan McGregor stranded. The Czech has an opportunity to step up in the absence of Tom Ince, and is certainly showing promising early signs.
Clayton Donaldson: Sheffield United
A debut goal in front of the travelling hordes of new, adoring fans is the stuff of dreams, but two of them to secure a shell-shock a side that had played two leagues above your own last season? Clayton Donaldson must be in dream land. Two goals from the Jamaican international secured a 2-1 win for Sheffield United at Sunderland
Pierre-Michel Lasogga: Leeds United
The 25-year-old striker joined on transfer deadline day, having once been one of the brightest prospects in German football. Filling Chris Wood’s shoes will not be easy, but two goals on his debut in a 5-0 mauling of hapless Burton Albion has certainly got the fans on-side.
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