, The72 Championship Team of the Week Matchday 19: Abraham awesome for Aston Villa

The72 Championship Team of the Week Matchday 19: Abraham awesome for Aston Villa

Sky Bet Championship leaders Norwich City saw their lead at the top of the table get cut to just a point after being held to a 0-0 draw by Hull City.

Leeds United put pressure on the Canaries with a 1-0 victory at home against Reading on Tuesday.

Two former European Cup winners went toe-to-toe at Villa Park on Wednesday, where Aston Villa played out a thrilling 5-5 draw against a 10-man Nottingham Forest side, moving the Tricky Trees into the play-off places.

Gary Rowett faced Derby County as Stoke City’s manager for the first time switching East Midlands clubs, ending in a 2-1 win for the Potters at the bet365 Stadium.

Sheffield Wednesday also recorded their first win in seven matches, beating Bolton Wanderers 1-0 on Tuesday evening.

Using WhoScored.com’s match rating statistics, we calculated our final Championship Team of the Week for November, which some impeccably high ratings.

Formation: 4-4-2

Goalkeeper: Bailey Peacock-Farrell (Leeds United) 8.27

Bailey Peacock-Farrell produced a heroic stop to prevent Marc McNulty from converting his 89th minute penalty.

The clean sheet for the Northern Ireland international was his first in over a month for Marcelo Bielsa’s side.

Defender: Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United) 8.34

Kalvin Phillips was the star man for Leeds during their 1-0 victory over Reading at Elland Road.

He won eight aerial duels, five more than any other player and two more interceptions than anyone else, with five.

Defender: Michael Morrison (Birmingham City) 8.59

Birmingham City defender Michael Morrison was key to their 2-0 win at The Den over a Millwall side that ended the match with 10 men.

Morrison netted their second goal of the match, as well as winning seven aerial duels and making 13 clearances.

Defender: Tom Lees (Sheffield Wednesday) 8.60

Tom Lees was the only goalscorer as Wednesday’s 1-0 victory over Bolton at Hillsborough saw them pick up their first victory in over a month.

Lees won eight aerial duels and made six clearances, as well as heading in Joey Pelupessy’s corner shortly before the hour mark.

Defender: Michael Hector (Sheffield Wednesday) 8.57

Alongside Lees in the Owls’ solid back line was on-loan Chelsea defender Michael Hector.

He won five tackles, eight aerial duels and made 10 clearances to help Jos Luhukay’s to keep their first clean sheet at home this season.

Midfielder: Matt Phillips (West Bromwich Albion) 8.16

West Bromwich Albion’s 2-1 victory away at the Liberty Stadium over Swansea City was largely down to the creativity of Scottish international midfielder Matt Phillips.

The 27-year-old created goals for Baggies defenders Craig Dawson and Ahmed Hegazi before the interval, as well as completing 28 of his attempted 32 passes.

Midfielder: Oliver Norwood (Sheffield United) 9.14

Oliver Norwood’s display at Griffin Park aided the Blades into a 3-2 victory over Brentford.

Norwood got Chris Wilder’s side’s second goal of the game, as well as making the most tackles on the pitch (5) and the joint-most key passes out of the visiting side (3).

Midfielder: Will Vaulks (Rotherham United) 8.84

An inspired performance from Rotherham United’s Will Vaulks helped them to hold Queens Park Rangers to a 2-2 draw at the AESSEAL New York Stadium.

He opened the scoring after just six minutes, before creating the Millers’ second nine minutes later when his free-kick was headed in by Clark Robertson.

Midfielder: Joe Lolley (Nottingham Forest) 9.81

Forest winger Joe Lolley will be left astounded as to how his side not only didn’t leave the West Midlands with three points after their five goals, but how he was not also named as the man of the match.

Lolley scored Aitor Karanka’s side’s fourth goal of the match, as well as creating all of their other four goals. A sublime performance from him.

Striker: Lewis Grabban (Nottingham Forest) 8.9

The Tricky Trees’ first and fifth goals of the evening came courtesy of striker Lewis Grabban, who has taken his tally for the season up to 13 in all competitions this term.

Grabban may have only had two shots in the match but proved to be clinical in a game where Villa had 76.5% of the shots, but only netted half of the 10 goals that were scored.

Striker: Tammy Abraham (Aston Villa) 10.0

It was a perfect evening for Tammy Abraham despite not doing enough to get the three points, after netting Villa’s first four goals.

Abraham has now reached 10 Championship goals for the season in just 13 appearances, six of which have come in his last three games, warranting him one of the only perfect ratings in England’s second-tier all season.

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