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Championship Spotlight: Week 20

A round up of the week's Championship action.

Location of the Game of the Week
Location of the Game of the Week
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This was a week in which draws were at a premium. Not only were the Euro 2016 group stages drawn, there was an incredible seven draws in this week's Championship fixtures. Here are the week's best bits.

Game of the week

This week's game of the week was at the iPro Stadium where Derby twice came back to earn themselves a 2-2 draw against an undefeated Brighton side.

Derby were looking very confident in possession of the ball and nearly took the lead in the 12th minute of the game. Jacob Butterfield knocked in a delightful ball from a free kick and Jason Shackell headed the ball from the centre of the box. Brighton keeper David Stockdale was beaten but striker Tomer Hemed was there to hook the ball off the line.

Brighton had clearly came with a plan to counter attack and in the 22nd minute it paid dividends. Inigo Calderon won the ball in the opposition half and sent Jamie Murphy down the left flank. Murphy whipped a floated cross into the box and James Wilson stretched out a leg to poke a volley over Derby keeper Lee Grant.

Four minutes before half time, Derby pulled a goal back and made Paul Clement's half time team talk a little easier. Butterfield corner was met by a powerful Bradley Johnson header leaving Stockdale with no chance to keep it out.

The second half started much like the first. Derby were dominating the possession and yet again Brighton caught them on the break. Wilson, who had made it two goals in two games earlier in the match, picked up the ball after Beram Kayal had won the ball and ran at the defence. Dale Stephens received the ball and played in Rajiv Van La Parra, who drove the ball over Grant from close range.

A dramatic end to the match ensured that Derby came away with a point. Substitute Johnny Russell appeared to be caught after he crossed the ball and referee Lee Mason pointed straight to the spot. Chris Martin stepped up and calmly drilled it into the bottom left hand corner of the goal.

Man of the Match: Dale Stephens

Goal of the Week

This week's goal of the week goes to Harry Bunn for this excellent long range strike (see 1:41).

Player of the Week

Shane Duffy is this week's player of the week. He was brilliant in Blackburn's 1-0 win over Rotherham, playing a vital part in keeping a clean sheet. He hardly put a foot wrong and was excellent at breaking up the Rotherham attacks.

WhoScored rating: 9.37

All Results

Blackburn 1-0 Rotherham

Wolves 1-0 Nottingham Forest

MK Dons 0-1 Ipswich

Cardiff 2-2 Sheffield Wednesday

Charlton 0-0 Leeds

Derby 2-2 Brighton

Fulham 2-2 Brentford

Huddersfield 1-2 Bristol City

Hull City 1-0 Bolton

Middlesbrough 0-0 Birmingham

Preston 1-0 Reading

QPR 0-0 Burnley