The Football League have released the Championship Team of the Week following Leeds United’s superb 3-0 win over Millwall – and Illan Meslier, Georginio Rutter and Joel Piroe have been included.

It was by far our best result and performance of the season. Aside from a couple of short spells in which Millwall looked like they might score, and a couple of shaky moments – Leeds dominated the game.

Piroe opened the scoring after a wonderful Leeds break, Rutter assist. The latter was involved in the second, as Piroe tapped home. Then, the Frenchman got a goal of his own. His best in a Leeds shirt.

Millwall v Leeds United - Sky Bet Championship
Photo by Jacques Feeney/Offside/Offside via Getty Images

Probably Piroe’s too – given it was only his third outing. Between the sticks, £5m Meslier kept a second clean sheet in a row, having managed only five last term in all competitions. He had to make saves, too.

All three Leeds players were included in the Team of the Week, alongside Sunderland’s Jack Clarke – who scored his third goal of the season away at QPR in a 3-1 win. Things are starting to look good.

Rutter and Piroe included in Championship Team of the Week

Well deserved. Notable mentions also go to the midfield pairing of Archie Gray and Ethan Ampadu – the latter winning Man of the Match award. Joe Rodon was sensational at the back, Sam Byram on the left.

A stunning performance in a ground where Leeds have notoriously struggled over the years. A win that takes Leeds to tenth in the Championship table. Now, they have to follow it up against Hull tonight.

A busy run of games that if Leeds can come away with seven or more points – with Watford at Elland Road on Saturday – things instantly start to look very promising. Big display away from home tonight.

Related Topics