Stats: Who were the best performers in the Championship over the weekend?

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Birmingham City, Watford, Bolton Wanderers and AFC Bournemouth stars all feature.

There were some superb performances in the Championship over the weekend, which will make the lives of managers up and down the country a little bit easier over the start of this week.

Three teams scored five or more goals during games with hard fought wins for Wolves and Fulham, who took on Leeds United.

Here are the best performers from the weekend in some key areas.

Goals

  PositionTeamGoalsAppearancesMins Played
Demarai Gray FW Birmingham 3 1 88
Troy Deeney FW Watford 2 1 90
Bradley Johnson MF Norwich 2 1 90
Sean Morrison DF Cardiff 2 1 90
Harry Arter MF Bournemouth 1 1 90

Demarai Gray was the only player in the Championship to score a hat-trick over the weekend with his heroics one of the reasons behind a huge 6-1 win for Birmingham City against Reading.

Assists

  PositionTeamGoal AssistAppearancesMins Played
Ikechi Anya FW Watford 2 1 90
Gary Hooper FW Norwich 2 1 76
Peter Whittingham MF Cardiff 2 1 90
Harry Arter MF Bournemouth 1 1 90
Jake Bidwell DF Brentford 1 1 90

Three players did the business in terms of assists with Watford’s Ikechi Anya, Norwich’s Gary Hooper and Cardiff’s Peter Whittingham all weighing in with two assists each.

Saves

  PositionTeamSavesAppearancesMins Played
Andy Lonergan GK Bolton 7 1 90
David Marshall GK Cardiff 6 1 90
Lee Grant GK Derby 5 1 90
Alex Smithies GK Huddersfield 4 1 90
Keiren Westwood GK Sheff Wed 4 1 90

David De Gea is grabbing the headlines in the Premier League, but Andy Lonegran was the star in the Championship. If it wasn’t for him, Bolton would have more than likely dropped points at home against Ipswich.

Accurate Passes

  PositionTeamAccurate PassAppearancesMins Played
Andrew Surman MF Bournemouth 70 1 90
Yoni Buyens MF Charlton 64 1 90
Steven Whittaker DF Norwich 63 1 90
Richard Smallwood MF Rotherham 62 1 90
Harry Arter MF Bournemouth 58 1 90

Bournemouth star Andrew Surman was a standout player in terms of accurate passes. He helped his side retain possession effectively and build pressure over Cardiff, with the Cherries scoring five times.

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