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Championship Spotlight: Week 19

A round up of the week's Championship action.

Chris Houghton during his side's 3-2 win.
Chris Houghton during his side's 3-2 win.
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Another week has passed and as always the Championship has failed to disappoint. From surprising results to amazing comebacks, lets take look back at the week's best bits.

Game of the Week

This week's game of the week could be found at the The Amex where Brighton hosted Charlton. Brighton made it 20 league matches without defeat after overturning a two goal deficit to win 3-2. Charlton took the lead after just two minutes when young Ademola Lookman latched onto Reza Ghoochannejhad's pass and fired a left footed shot past David Stockdale at his near post.

Ghoochannejhad doubled Charlton's lead just three minutes later, connecting with Johann Berg Gudmundsson's low cross to the back post. Brighton had an uphill task to preserve their unbeaten start to the season as Charlton held on to their lead well, giving Chris Houghton a lot to think about heading into half time.

Whatever Chris Houghton said in his half time team talk clearly had an effect on his players. Just five minutes after the restart, Brighton pulled a goal back. James Wilson, making his debut after joining on loan from Manchester United, went past three defenders before slotting the ball under Charlton keeper Stephen Henderson. Charlton's chances of holding on to their lead were dealt a huge blow when defender Patrick Bauer received a straight red card for pulling down Bobby Zamora who was through on goal.

Brighton made good use of the extra man and scored two goals late on to secure them the victory. Bobby Zamora equalised in the 84th minute following a Solly March cross. Just over a minute later, Israeli striker Tomer Hemed got Brighton's third. Stephen Henderson could only parry Hemed's header, which then looped over his head and into the goal.

Man of the Match: Solly March

Goal of the Week

Gary Madine wins this week's award with a delightful shot from outside the box (see 0:22).

Player of the Week

This week's player of the week goes to Matt Mills. The controversial defender scored two headers and kept a clean sheet against Fulham to help his Nottingham Forest side to a 3-0 win.

All Results

Reading 0-1 QPR

Ipswich 0-2 Middlesborough

Birmingham 0-2 Huddersfield

Bolton 2-3 Cardiff

Brentford 2-0 MK Dons

Brighton 3-2 Charlton

Bristol City 0-2 Blackburn

Burnley 0-2 Preston

Leeds 2-1 Hull City

Nottingham Forest 3-0 Fulham

Rotherham 1-2 Wolves

Sheffield Wednesday 0-0 Derby