Who were the best Championship performers over the weekend? Scannell, Martin and more

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Huddersfield, Middlesbrough, Millwall, Derby County, Brighton, Nottingham Forest and Wolverhampton Wanderers stars all feature.

The Championship fixture card threw up some surprising results over the weekend with Norwich suffering a surprising defeat while Leeds United continue their search for a win under Darko Milanic.

Here are the best performers from the weekend across a number of statistical areas.

Goals

  PositionTeamGoalsAppearancesMins Played
Harry Bunn FW Huddersfield 2 1 86
Ricardo Fuller FW Millwall 2 1 33
Chris Martin FW Derby 2 1 90
Almen Abdi MF Watford 1 1 79
Albert Adomah MF Middlesbrough 1 1 84

Three players share the title of best performer in terms of goals over the weekend. Millwall’s Ricardo Fuller deserves a mention because his brace saved the day in a 3-3 draw against Wolves.

Assists

  PositionTeamGoal AssistAppearancesMins Played
Sean Scannell FW Huddersfield 2 1 90
Adrián Colunga FW Brighton 1 1 13
Michail Antonio MF Forest 1 1 90
Craig Bryson MF Derby 1 1 75
Lasse Vigen Christensen MF Fulham 1 1 90

Huddersfield Town star Sean Scannell was most effective in terms of assists. He kept his head at key moments against Blackpool and made it simple for his teammates to convert their chances.

Tackles Won

  PositionTeamWon TackleAppearancesMins Played
Adam Clayton MF Middlesbrough 7 1 60
Michael Mancienne DF Forest 7 1 90
Michael Hector DF Reading 6 1 90
Jake Taylor MF Reading 5 1 90
Albert Adomah MF Middlesbrough 4 1 84

Middlesbrough star Adam Clayton was the most effective when it came to getting stuck in and breaking up the play by tackling well. He prevent opponents from having time on the ball and building momentum.

Dribbles Won

  PositionTeamWon ContestAppearancesMins Played
Sean Scannell FW Huddersfield 8 1 90
Michail Antonio MF Forest 4 1 90
Tom Cairney MF Blackburn 4 1 83
Matej Vydra FW Watford 4 1 90
Joe Bennett DF Brighton 3 1 90

Scannell also tops this list for dribbles won. He wasn’t afraid to take Blackpool players on and try to put them onto the back foot, which made his task in terms of creating chances slightly easier.

Accurate Passes

  PositionTeamAccurate PassAppearancesMins Played
Lewis Dunk DF Brighton 83 1 90
Gordon Greer DF Brighton 75 1 90
Gary Gardner MF Brighton 65 1 90
Kevin McDonald MF Wolves 56 1 90
Adam Forshaw MF Wigan 53 1 90

Brighton fans will be disappointed their team lost against Middlesbrough considering how effectively they passed the ball during the game. However, the top two players are both defenders, which means plenty of simple passes across the back four and with the goalkeeper.

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