Murphy, who joined Sheffield Wednesday on loan on deadline day, enjoyed a dream debut for the Owls, scoring within 2 minutes of his debut in their 2-0 win over Barnsley – a result that’s sent them top of the Championship.
As for Freddie Woodman, the England U-21 international was Swansea’s star man in their hard-earned 0-0 draw at Derby, saving Martyn Waghorn’s penalty to maintain his unbeaten start to the new season:
As a result, both have been named in WhoScored.com’s Championship team of the week, with Woodman earning a match rating of 8.4 and Murphy 8.2:
Considering both have been struggling for game time on Tyneside, leaving their long-term futures at the club in doubt as a result, it’s great to see them getting off to a strong start with their new loan clubs.
Murphy’s Sheffield Wednesday face a trip to Millwall on Saturday, while Swansea face Preston at the Liberty Stadium – although he could also play in their Carabo Cup clash with Northampton tonight.