The performance by Ethan Ampadu in the EFL Cup tie on Tuesday night in Exeter’s 1-0 win over Brentford was recognised by the match sponsors. They awarded him man of the match, quite an honour for a debutant, let alone a 15 year old boy playing a competitive match in a professional competition.
Now the English Football League (EFL) have recognised his performance and have included him in the EFL Cup team of the week. In that team, he joins previous Exeter academy graduate Tom Nichols who scored two goals for Peterborough United in their 3-2 win over AFC Wimbledon.
The full team is:-
Goalkeeper: Simon Eastwood (Oxford United).
Defender: Ben Tilney (Milton Keynes Dons), Fraser Franks (Stevenage), Ethan Ampadu (Exeter City), and Piero Mingoia (Cambridge United).
Midfielder: Matty Dolan (Yeovil Town), Pelly Ruddock (Luton Town), and Jamie Murphy (Brighton & Hove Albion).
Forward: Jack Dunn (Morecambe), Tom Nichols (Peterborough United), and Ryan Lowe (Crewe Alexandra)
Manager: Gary Johnson (Cheltenham Town).