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Championship Spotlight: New Owners, Protests and a Seven Goal Thriller.

Matthew Cassell's round-up of all the latest action from across the Championship.

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It's been a big week of football: Gianni Infantino has been elected the new FIFA president and Manchester United youngster Marcus Rashford has scored four goals in his first games. Oh and Reading have finally scored more than one goal in a match away from home in five months! Let's take a look at the week's best bits from the Championship.

Game of the Week

The game of the week was a seven goal thriller between Charlton Athletic and Reading. Rock bottom Charlton could have been forgiven for fearing the worst when Reading took the lead in the fourth minute of the game. Dutch winger Ola John picked up the ball on the left hand side, after twisting and turning several times, he floated a delightful cross to the head of Yann Kermorgant and the French striker made no mistake from close range.

It only took two minutes for Charlton to equalise. Yaya Sanogo, on loan from Arsenal, latched on to a Marco Motta through ball through ball to smash home from 18 yards out.

Kermorgant, who scored 32 goals in 96 appearances for Charlton, added his second 10 minutes from half time with a brilliant curling shot into the right corner with his right foot. Kermorgant wasn't finished there either. Hal Robson Kanu cut inside from the right and found Kermorgant, who played an exquisite through-ball into Ola John who calmly slotted the ball past the onrushing keeper and into the goal.

Reading started the second half strongly, but Charlton were handed an unlikely lifeline when Yaya Sanogo met substitute Zakarya Bergdich's cross and although Ali Al-Habsi clawed it away, the linesman flagged to say it had crossed the line.

The goal breathed new life into Charlton and in the 84th minute Sanogo grabbed his first ever hat-trick in professional football. Gudmundsson's fierce shot was kept out by Al-Habsi, but there was nothing the goalkeeper could do when Sanogo reacted fastest and pounced on the rebound.

It looked as though Charlton would hold on and earn the point, but Brian McDermott had other ideas. He brought on Deniss Rakels and it was his substitute that scored in the second minute of added time. Jordan Obita curled in a long range free kick and Rakels pounced one it, firing in from an acute angle to secure the win.

Man of the Match: Yann Kermorgant

Player of the Week

This week's player of the week is Reading's Yann Kermorgant. The French strike scored twice and assisted one as his side beat Charlton 4-3.

WhoScored rating: 10.00

Goal of the Week

Albert Adomah gets goal of the week for this great team move ending in a header for the Middlesbrough winger. (See 0:10)

Weekly News

Ex-Bolton player Dean Holdsworth has agreed a £7.5m deal to take over the debt-ridden club. The takeover has hit a snag, with Football League officials explaining to Holdsworth that he would need to have £15m in reserve which would be a costly sum if the club was to be relegated and drop out of the Championship. This means that the takeover will not save Bolton from their financial woes.

Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev is reportedly interested in buying a 20% share of Reading Football Club. Rybolovlev, who already owns shares in five different clubs across Europe including a majority share in Monaco, is looking for a way into English football and according to French newspaper L'Equipe, it is Reading that has caught his eye.

Charlton's ongoing protests against owner Roland Duchatelet's ownership have now reached Belgian soil. Members of a protest group Coalition Against Roland Duchatelet (CARD) attended the game of Duchatelet's other team Sint-Truiden and handed out flyers explaining their situation. Fans could be seen inside the stadium wearing black and white scarves (the Charlton protest colours) showing their support to the Addicks' cause.

All Results

Tuesday, Feb 23

Preston 2-1 Charlton

Sheffield Wednesday 1-1 QPR

Birmingham 1-0 Bolton

Brentford 3-0 Wolves

Bristol City 0-4 Brighton

Burnley 1-0 Nottingham Forest

Ipswich 0-1 Hull

Leeds 1-1 Fulham

Middlebrough 3-1 Cardiff

MK Dons 1-1 Huddersfield

Reading 1-0 Rotherham

Wednesday, Feb 24

Derby 1-0 Blackburn

Friday, Feb 26

Hull 0-0 Sheffield Wednesday

Saturday, 27

Wolves 2-1 Derby

Nottingham Forest 1-2 Bristol City

QPR 2-0 Birmingham

Rotherham 2-1 Brentford

Blackburn 3-2 MK Dons

Bolton 1-2 Burnley

Cardiff 2-1 Preston

Charlton 3-4 Reading

Fulham 0-2 Middlesbrough

Huddersfield 0-1 Ipswich