Date: 26th February 2017 at 10:58pm
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Accrington Stanley are represented in the latest League Cup Team of the Tournament that was selected ahead of Sunday’s show piece Final.

The performances by Matty Pearson during Accrington Stanley’s EFL Cup journey this season saw the defender impress sufficiently for him to take a place in the side alongside the other most impressive performers in the League Cup competition.

I think we’ll already know ourselves why Pearson was selected as part of the team but explaining the choice – the EFL Cup blurb read.

‘After helping Accrington to a clean sheet and scoring in the penalty shoot-out against Bradford City in Round One, Pearson wrote himself into Stanley folklore in the next stage. The Sky Bet League Two side held firm against Premier League Burnley, before the defender struck a last-gasp winner in extra-time to knock out their local rivals and set up a trip to West Ham United.’

It’s always good to see the club represented in this way, and congratulations to Pearson for his recognition.

Full Team:

Marco Silvestri (Leeds United), Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Harry Maguire (Hull City), Maya Yoshida (Southampton), Matty Pearson (Accrington Stanley), Sofiane Boufal (Southampton), Ander Herrera (Manchester United), Mohamed Diame (Newcastle United), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal), Tammy Abraham (Bristol City), Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool).

Manager – Claude Puel (Southampton).