Brentford turned around a two-goal deficit to inflict a 5-2 thumping on Blackburn Rovers in the Sky Bet Championship’s game of the weekend.
Whilst Brentford starred in the highest-goalscoring match on Saturday, Norwich City stole the headlines, as their 3-1 win over Leeds United at Elland Road moved the Canaries to the top of the Championship table.
Middlesbrough made up ground on their promotion-chasing rivals as they came from behind to beat West Bromwich Albion 3-2 at The Hawthorns, their first league win there since 2006.
Bristol City moved into the play-off places as a 2-0 victory over Swansea City at Ashton Gate saw them overtake Derby County, who drew 0-0 with Preston North End at Deepdale on Friday evening.
At the bottom of the table, Wigan Athletic moved seven points clear of the relegation zone, beating Queens Park Rangers 2-1 at the DW Stadium.
In a weekend which featured three goalless draws and three matches with four or more goals in, here is who made our Championship Team of the Week, based on WhoScored.com’s match ratings.
Goalkeeper: David Marshall (Hull City) 7.80
Scottish goalkeeper David Marshall saved Sam Vokes’ penalty on the stroke of half-time, by far the most important of his two saves against the Potters.
Centre-back: Clark Robertson (Rotherham United) 8.13
Rotherham United held their relegation-threatened rivals Millwall to a goalless draw at The Den.
Defender Clark Robertson was the star of the show, winning eight aerial duels, completing five tackles and making 12 clearances, more tackles and clearances than any other player.
Centre-back: Ben Davies (Preston North End) 8.46
The Lilywhites’ goalless draw with Derby featured a stellar showing from their centre-back Ben Davies, the Championship’s highest-rated defender this weekend.
Davies won nine aerial duels and also made the most clearances (seven) and joint-most interceptions of any Preston player (two).
Centre-back: Tyler Blackett (Reading) 7.94
Reading continued to mount pressure on Rotherham in their bid to avoid relegation with a goalless draw against Aston Villa at the Madejski Stadium.
Ex-Manchester United defender Tyler Blackett excelled from left-back, winning four aerial duels, making three tackles and completing 85% of his attempted passes, the best of any defender to have featured in Berkshire.
Right-midfield: Andreas Weimann (Bristol City) 8.57
As the Robins finally broke into the play-off places, Austrian Andreas Weimann was involved in both of their goals.
He opened the scoring within moments of the second half beginning before providing the assist for Callum O’Dowda’s goal in the final 20 minutes of the match to move Lee Johnson’s side into the top six.
Centre-midfield: Oliver Norwood (Sheffield United) 8.12
Chris Wilder’s Blades closed the gap on the automatic promotion places to just three points after a 2-0 victory against Bolton Wanderers.
Oliver Norwood excelled in the middle of the pitch, completing four tackles and making two interceptions as they earned their first victory in three matches.
Centre-midfield: Mario Vrancic (Norwich City) 9.23
Mario Vrancic netted the first and third goals of the match for Daniel Farke’s side as they climbed above title challengers Leeds.
A brace for the Bosnia and Herzegovinian midfielder took his goal tally for the campaign up to seven, making him the Canaries’ second top goalscorer in the league this season.
Left-midfield: Jota (Birmingham City) 8.25
Birmingham City are just four points off the top six and are now in eighth position following a 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest at the St Andrew’s Trillion Trophy Stadium.
Spanish winger Jota opened the scoring early on for Garry Monk’s side, one of his five shots in the match and his goal against Forest was only his second of the season.
Right-wing: Ollie Watkins (Brentford) 9.70
As Brentford fought back from Blackburn’s early two-goal lead, Ollie Watkins operated on the right side of a highly-effective and tenacious attacking showing from Thomas Frank’s Bees.
Watkins levelled the tie shortly before the hour-mark and 15 minutes later, his second of the match put the hosts in the lead at Griffin Park. He also provided the assist for substitute Sergi Canos’ late strike, a contribution which takes his combined league total of goals and assists to 13 (nine goals and four assists).
Striker: Britt Assombalonga (Middlesbrough) 8.22
The man that made all of the difference for Middlesbrough as they surprised West Brom in the West Midlands was substitute Britt Assombalonga.
He got the Boro’s final two goals of the match shortly after replacing Dael Fry, taking his goal tally for the campaign into double figures in all competitions (11).
Left-wing: Said Benrahma (Brentford) 10.0
Watkins may have been Brentford’s vital goalscorer, but this week’s Player of the Week is winger Said Benrahma, who became only the fifth Championship player to have earned a 10 out of 10 match rating this season.
The 23-year-old Algerian inspired Brentford’s comeback by scoring their first goal of the afternoon and creating two more; his total of nine assists is the third-highest in the league this season.