Who were the best Championship performers over the weekend? Lansbury, Bianchi and more

Ipswich Town, Bournemouth, Nottingham Forest, Leeds United, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Watford stars all feature.

Another round of Championship action has been and gone with Leeds United still searching for their first win under Darko Milanic and Norwich City retaining the lead at the top of the table.

Here are the best performers in the Championship over the weekend across a number of categories.


  PositionTeamGoalsAppearancesMins Played
Daryl Murphy FW Ipswich 2 1 90
Callum Wilson FW Bournemouth 2 1 89
Albert Adomah MF Middlesbrough 1 1 90
Michail Antonio MF Forest 1 1 90
Giuseppe Bellusci DF Leeds 1 1 90

Two players top this section with Daryl Murphy of Ipswich Town and Callum Wilson of Bournemouth both bagging two goals each. Unfortunately in Murphy’s case, he wasn’t able to help his side to a win.


  PositionTeamGoal AssistAppearancesMins Played
Henri Lansbury MF Forest 2 1 90
Harry Arter MF Bournemouth 1 1 90
Craig Davies FW Bolton 1 1 71
Simon Francis DF Bournemouth 1 1 90
Frédéric Bulot MF Charlton 1 1 90

Former Arsenal midfielder Henri Lansbury registered more assists than any other player over the weekend. His work rate was vital in the 2-2 draw against Ipswich Town which helped to keep Forest joint top of the league.

Tackles Won

  PositionTeamWon TackleAppearancesMins Played
Tommaso Bianchi MF Leeds 13 1 90
Tim Ream DF Bolton 8 1 90
Nikolay Bodurov DF Fulham 6 1 90
Kieran Lee MF Sheff Wed 6 1 90
Tyrone Mings DF Ipswich 6 1 90

Leeds United midfielder Tommaso Bianchi was head and shoulders above anyone else in this category. He got stuck in and broke up the play routinely against Sheffield Wednesday, making it difficult for the Owls to build any pressure in the 1-1 draw.


  PositionTeamSavesAppearancesMins Played
Artur Boruc GK Bournemouth 6 1 90
Scott Carson GK Wigan 5 1 90
Adam Collin GK Rotherham 5 1 90
Alex Smithies GK Huddersfield 5 1 90
David Button GK Brentford 4 1 90

Some may well have been surprised when Boruc made the step down from the Premier League to the Championship. However, he’s in great form and produced several key saves as the Cherries won away at Bolton Wanderers.

Accurate Passes

  PositionTeamAccurate PassAppearancesMins Played
Richard Stearman DF Wolves 90 1 90
Daniel Tözsér MF Watford 73 1 90
Richard Keogh DF Derby 69 1 90
Scott Golbourne DF Wolves 69 1 90
Zak Whitbread DF Derby 69 1 90

Richard Stearman was the most accurate player in terms of key passes over the weekend. However, it’s worth noting that four out of the top five names are all defenders, which is a tribute to the way Daniel Tozser protected the ball in Watford’s 1-1 draw against Brighton.

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