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Championship Spotlight: Goal Scoring Defender, Managers & Emile Heskey

It's week 30 of this Championship season and it has brought up many shock. From the sacking of a manager in the play-offs to a goal from Emile Heskey! Lets take a look at the week's best bits.

The Player of the Week
The Player of the Week
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Game of the Week

This week's game of the week was again at the AMEX stadium where Brighton secured a 3-2 home victory over relegation threatened Bolton.

Jamie Murphy put Brighton ahead 11 minutes into the game when he seized on a through ball from Beram Kayal and fired a right footed shot into the bottom corner.

Emile Heskey (yes, HESKEY) leveled the score 11 minutes later. Wellington Silva played a one-two with Liam Feeney before playing the ball to the far post where Heskey hit a deflected shot off the boot of Lewis Dunk and past the Brighton keeper David Stockdale.

Brighton restored their lead minutes before half time. Anthony Knockaert went on a stunning run from well inside his own half, got the better of Jay Spearing and played a lowcross to Bobby Zamora who flicked the ball on for Tomer Hemed to score with his left foot.

Bolton drew level for the second time just seven minutes into the second half. Wellington Silva's free kick fell to Spearing, who fired in a low shot through a crowd of players.

Brighton scored the fifth and final goal to secure the win in the 58th minute. Hemed backheeled the ball to Beram Kayal, who beat Bolton keeper Ben Amos with a delightful shot from the edge of the area.

Man of the Match: Beram Kayal

Player of the Week

Aden Flint gets this week's player of the week for his double against Ipswich, helping Bristol City to a 2-1 win in Lee Johnson's first game as head coach. The big centre back twice headed home from an almost identical corner kick routine.

Goal of the Week

This week's goal of the week goes to Huddersfield's Philip Billing for this absolute thunderbolt of a strike (see 1:44)

Weekly News

Derby County have sacked Paul Clement and replaced him with Darren Wassall until the end of the season. Derby County chairman Mel Morris insisted that the decision was not based on results, but on Clement's failure to fulfill a brief outlined on his appointment.

Rotherham have appointed Championship veteran Neil Warnock as their manager on a deal until the end of the season following Neil Redfearn's dismissal on Monday. Neil Redfearn had only managed one victory in his last eight matches and that form has left Warnock with the challenge of getting Rotherham back out of the relegation zone.

All Results

MK Dons 1-1 Middlesbrough (Midweek)

Blackburn 0-2 Hull

Brighton 3-2 Bolton

Bristol City 2-1 Ipswich

Charlton 0-0 Cardiff

Derby 0-1 MK Dons

Nottingham Forest 0-2 Huddersfield

QPR 1-3 Fulham

Reading 0-0 Burnley

Rotherham 0-0 Birmingham

Sheffield Wednesday 4-0 Brentford

Wolves 1-2 Preston