Who were the best Championship performers over the weekend? Hendrick, Antenucci and more

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Derby County, Leeds United, Reading, Cardiff City, Millwall and Brentford stars all feature.

The Championship breaks for the third international break already this season, which leaves sides mulling over problems or buzzing over positive performances after another weekend of tense action.

Here are the best Championship performances from the weekend’s games across a variety of areas.

Goals

  PositionTeamGoalsAppearancesMins Played
Andre Gray FW Brentford 2 1 90
Jeff Hendrick MF Derby 2 1 90
Johnny Russell FW Derby 2 1 84
Mirco Antenucci FW Leeds 1 1 89
Michail Antonio MF Forest 1 1 90

Three players all bagged braces over the weekend though two of those players were in the same team, as Jeff Hendrick and Johnny Russell helped the Rams destroy Wolves in Saturday’s early kick-off.

Crosses

  PositionTeamTotal CrossAppearancesMins Played
Jordan Obita MF Reading 22 1 90
Paul Dixon DF Huddersfield 12 1 83
Lee Martin MF Millwall 11 1 90
David Cotterill MF Birmingham 10 1 90
Ben Marshall MF Blackburn 10 1 90

Reading star Jordan Obita produced more crosses than any other player over the weekend, as he provided a constant threat from wide positions in Reading’s 1-0 home defeat against Charlton.

Tackles

  PositionTeamWon TackleAppearancesMins Played
Craig Forsyth DF Derby 6 1 90
Aron Gunnarsson MF Cardiff 6 1 90
Richard Chaplow MF Millwall 5 1 82
Lee Gregory FW Millwall 5 1 90
Alan Judge MF Brentford 5 1 90

There was no getting the better of Derby star Craig Forsyth and Cardiff midfielder Aron Gunnarsson over the weekend. Both players were superb in terms of getting stuck in and breaking up the play effectively.

Saves

  PositionTeamWon TackleAppearancesMins Played
Craig Forsyth DF Derby 6 1 90
Aron Gunnarsson MF Cardiff 6 1 90
Richard Chaplow MF Millwall 5 1 82
Lee Gregory FW Millwall 5 1 90
Alan Judge MF Brentford 5 1 90

Millwall goalkeeper David Forde did his best to try and keep his side in the game against Brentford, but his efforts were fruitless as his side lost 3-2. He made more saves than any other goalkeeper over the weekend.

Passes

  PositionTeamAccurate PassAppearancesMins Played
Oliver Norwood MF Reading 71 1 90
Omar Mascarell MF Derby 61 1 89
Jamie O'Hara MF Blackpool 61 1 73
Will Hughes MF Derby 56 1 90
Alexander Tettey MF Norwich 55 1 90

Derby stars feature yet again but it was Reading’s Oliver Norwood who was the most accurate in terms of passing. Nigel Adkins will be disappointed that his side weren’t more precise going forward.

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