Championship

Championship Top Five, Round 24: Bonne, Reid and Watkins hit doubles

It was a good round for forwards in the Championship.

10:06am on Friday 27th December 2019
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Macauley Bonne
ST (C) - Charlton - 24 yrs
MAN OF THE MATCH
90'
9.3
Dec 26, 2019

Bonne's excellent double helped his Charlton team who had been struggling for form of late to an excellent 3-2 victory over Bristol City. The first of his two goals was a well-timed lob over the onrushing goalkeeper, before his late swivel and strike into the roof of the net laid the foundation for victory. Bonne gave Bristol City an all-round difficult afternoon, winning 8/13 aerial challenges and 3/3 of his tackles.

Bobby Reid
F, AM (C) - Fulham - 26 yrs
MAN OF THE MATCH
90'
9.1
Dec 26, 2019

Reid has taken time to settle since his move to Fulham, particularly with Aleksandar Mitrovic taking up much of the space in attack, but in a thrilling match at Luton he proved to be the saver of a point for the Londoners. He drifted seamlessly into space to nod home an equaliser in the first half, and although his defenders gave us far too many easy opportunities throughout, Reid rescued a point by slamming home a goalkeeper spillage near the end as Fulham's inconsistent form continues.

Ollie Watkins
S (C), AM (R) - Brentford - 23 yrs
MAN OF THE MATCH
90'
8.6
Dec 26, 2019

Watkins remains one of the hottest properties in the Championship and he was on lethal form in all aspects of leading the line in the win over Swansea. A goal in either half, the first sliding in at the back post to convert, the second a breakaway run and composed finish, further highlight how he is adapting well to his new position of centre-forward. Two shots on target, two goals - Watkins is already enjoying his best-ever scoring season in his career.

Michael Jacobs
AM (LR) - Wigan Athletic - 28 yrs
MAN OF THE MATCH
90'
8.2
Dec 26, 2019

Wigan can count themselves rather unfortunate not to take all three points against a Derby side that they dominated for long spells, both in terms of possession and efforts on goal. Jacobs, in a match where he created one big chance and completed four dribbles, eventually set up what he thought would be the winning goal for Joe Garner's great finish. But a late equaliser undone all of Wigan's - and Jacobs' good work.

John Swift
M, AM (C) - Reading - 24 yrs
MAN OF THE MATCH
84'
8.1
Dec 26, 2019

Swift scored one of the goals of the round as his Reading side saw off QPR. Collecting the ball from a cleared corner, Swift took a touch and planted his right-footed effort from all of 25 yards plum into the top corner of the net. In what was a tight game, Swift was a calming presence, completing 47 of his 51 passes as Reading's upward momentum continues.

HONOURABLE MENTION

James Collins (8.0)'s goal and assist were not enough to give Luton all three points in their draw with Fulham.

ROUND TO FORGET

Kenneth Zohore's (5.1) 29 minutes on the pitch resulted in just seven touches of the ball in WBA's draw at Barnsley.

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