Championship

Championship Top Five, Round 20: Pereira produces world-class triple assist

Elsewhere Bowen continues to be brilliant

 
4:00pm on Sunday 8th December 2019
By
Martin Macdonald
Matheus Pereira
W (R), AM (C) - West Brom - 23 yrs
MAN OF THE MATCH
90'
10
Dec 8, 2019

There is absolutely no doubt that Matheus Pereira is one of the finest players in the Championship, and he simply confirmed that opinion with a virtuoso display in the destruction of Swansea. Everything positive flowed through him and besides his own excellent goal he contributed a trio of assists to his team-mates. His touch, control, and vision are better than anything in this league and he deserves to be gracing the Premier League.

Jarrod Bowen
DM, AM (R) - Hull City - 23 yrs
MAN OF THE MATCH
90'
8.8
Dec 7, 2019
2Goals
8Total shots
4Crosses
14Final third passes
8Touches in box
3Ball recovered
56Touches
16Passes completed

Bowen is proving himself to be one of the best players in the Championship this season, and performances like on Saturday versus Stoke will do his reputation no harm. Hull went 1-0 down against the Potters, but the young winger pulled his team back into contention first with a brilliant equaliser via a flashed left-footed strike into the bottom right corner from the edge of the box, before scoring the winner from a yard out. He was always the most likely player to make things happen for Hull, as he had eight shots in total and sent four crosses into the box.

Lewis Grabban
S (C) - Notts Forest - 31 yrs
MAN OF THE MATCH
28'
8.4
Dec 6, 2019
2Goals
3Total shots
3Final third passes
4Touches in box
1Dribbles
2Ball recovered
6Passes completed
28Minutes played

The Forest striker makes out list after his two-goal haul against Millwall on Friday night. The visitors were in desperate need of a goal on the night, and looked to their bench as Grabban came on to score not one, but two, within the space of the last 28 minutes. Both were typical strikers goals, with the first being headed into an empty net from a yard out and the second being poked into the corner from 12 yards or so. His short time on the pitch meant that his other stats were low, but he won't care - he got his goals.

Kieffer Moore
ST (C) - Wigan Athletic - 25 yrs
MAN OF THE MATCH
90'
8.3
Dec 7, 2019
1Goals
3Total shots
17Final third passes
3Touches in box
12Duels won
9Aerials won
8Ball recovered
4Clearances

One player unlucky to be on the losing side in this round of Championship fixtures was Moore, who scored the opening goal for Wigan against Luton, only for the home side to come back to win 2-1. It was a signature towering header for his goal, but his work in other areas was excellent, too. He won 12/20 duels, 9/13 aerial duels, as well as making eight ball recoveries, three interceptions, and four clearances.

Steven Fletcher
S (C) - Sheffield Wed - 32 yrs
MAN OF THE MATCH
90'
8.3
Dec 7, 2019
2Goals
5Total shots
18Final third passes
8Touches in box
11Duels won
9Aerials won
2Clearances
45Touches

Sheffield Wednesday made it two consecutive wins after defeating Brentford 2-1 on Saturday, with Fletcher scoring both goals for the hosts within a remarkable four minutes in the secnd half to turn the scoreline around. The Scot's first was from the penalty spot, while for his second he benefited from some excellent work from Kadeem Harris to collect possession inside the box before swivelling to smuggle a finish into the net. He was a nuisance for Brentford, winning 11/19 duels and 9/11 aerial duels.

HONOURABLE MENTIONS

Eberechi Eze (8.2) continues to show QPR fans what he is all about, netting twice in the home win over Preston.

ROUND TO FORGET

Jayden Stockley (4.8) touched the ball just 10 times in 57 minutes against QPR in about as ineffective a display as you can imagine.

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