SkyBet Championship: Round 15 & 16 Analysed

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With a slightly bite-sized version of his weekly statistical analysis, our Championship editor Taylor Cornish returns to cast his eye over round 15 & 16 of fixtures to select the performances of the week. Amongst the selections feature the 2nd perfect 10 of the season, 2 superb Sam Clucas performances as well as Ipswich’s rampant victory at St.Andrews which saw last seasons top scorer finally open his 2015/16 account.

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Round 15 Results

Tuesday 3rd November 2015

1945 Birmingham 0-0 Blackburn

1945 Brentford 0-2 Hull / A.Robertson (67), S.Clucas (86)

1945 Bristol City 1-0 Wolves / J.Kodjia (45)

1945 Burnley 3-1 Fulham / A.Gray (18, 37), M.Taylor (90+1) – R.McCormack (51)

1945 Derby 1-0 QPR / A.Weimann (51)

1945 Ipswich 2-0 Bolton / A.Maitland-Niles (13), B.Pitman (70)

1945 Leeds 1-0 Cardiff / A.Mowatt (63)

1945 Middlesbrough 1-0 Rotherham / S.Downing (16)

1945 Milton Keynes 1-0 Charlton / D.Bowditch (29)

1945 Preston 1-0 Nottingham Forest / E.Doyle (2)

1945 Sheffield Wednesday 0-0 Brighton

2000 Reading 2-2 Huddersfield / O.Norwood (15), O.John (84) – J.Paterson (2), N.Wells (26)

Round 16 Results

Friday 6th November 2015

1945 Nottingham Forest 1-0 Derby / N.Oliveira (5)

Saturday 7th November 2015

1230 Huddersfield 0-3 Leeds / M.Antenucci (45+5), Chris Wood (45+7), A.Mowatt (54)

1500 Blackburn 1-1 Brentford / T.Lawrence (37) – L.Vibe (24)

1500 Bolton 0-0 Bristol City

1500 Brighton 2-1 MK Dons / S.March (5), J.Murphy (19)N.Maynard (23)

1500 Cardiff 2-0 Reading / K.Jones (44), M.Connolly (53)

1500 Charlton 3-1 Sheffield Wednesday / J.Jackson (26), S.Makienok (45), R.Ghoochannejhad (55)F.Forestieri (73)

1500 Fulham 2-5 Birmingham / A.Kacaniklic (66), R.McCormack (90+3)S.Gleeson (19), P.Caddis (pen 22), J.Toral (31), C.Donaldson (82), V.Solomon-Otabor (90+5)

1500 Hull 3-0 Middlesbrough / M.Diame (44), S.Clucas (67), T.Huddlestone (83)

1500 QPR 0-0 Preston

1500 Rotherham 2-5 Ipswich / B.Barker (56), M.Derbyshire (59)B.Pitman (8), J.Douglas (23), D.Murphy (43, 48, 72)

1500 Wolve 0-0 Burnley

Team Performance of the Week: Ipswich Town (5-2 vs Rotherham)

Goalscorers: Brett Pitman (8), Jonathan Douglas (23), Daryl Murphy (43, 48, 72)

Assists: Kevin Bru (8), Tommy Smith (43, 48), Luke Chambers (72)

Ipswich Town substitutions: 66′ ON Ainsley Maitland-Niles – OFF Kevin Bru, 81′ ON Giles Coke – OFF Freddie Sears, 90′ ON Jonathan Parr – OFF Daryl Murphy.

Ipswich Town stats vs Birmingham

Ipswich stats

Ipswich Town Player Ratings vs Birmingham

Dean Gerken – 5.6, Luke Chambers – 7.2, Tommy Smith – 7.6, Christophe Berra – 7.8, Jonas Knudsen – 7, Kevin Bru – 7.8, Cole Skuse – 7.4, Jonathan Douglas – 7.8, Freddie Sears – 7.4, Daryl Murphy – 10, Brett Pitman – 9, Ainsley Maitland-Niles – 6.5, Jonathan Parr – 6, Giles Coke – 6.

Ipswich Town’s Top 3 Performers

ST Daryl Murphy: Rating – 10 / Goals – 3 / Conversion Rate – 60% / Shot Accuracy – 80% / Pass Accuracy – 77% / Passes – 26 / Key Passes – 1 / Touches – 47 / Poor Control – 1 / Aerial Duels Won – 1 / Clearances – 3.

FWL Brett Pitman: Rating – 9 / Goals – 1 / Shot Accuracy – 60% / Pass Accuracy – 63% / Passes – 41 / Key Passes – 3 / Long Ball Accuracy – 100% / Touches – 59 / Dispossessed – 1 / Fouled – 1 / Aerial Duels Won – 6 / Tackles – 4.

CM Kevin Bru: Rating – 7.8 / Assissts – 1 / Pass Accuracy – 65% / Passes – 34 / Key Passes – 2 / Long Ball Accuracy – 33% / Cross Accuracy – 55% / Touches – 55 / Successful Dribbles – 1 / Fouled – 1 / Aerial Duels Won – 1 / Tackles – 3.

Top Individual Performances of the Week

Goalkeeper – David Marshall (vs Reading)

Marshall

Defender – Lewis Dunk (vs Sheffield Wednesday / MK Dons)

Dunk

Midfielder – Sam Clucas (vs Brentford / Middlesbrough)

Clucas

Striker – Daryl Murphy (vs Birmingham)

Murphy

How It Stands…

  • Hull City sit top of the pile having conceded an average 0.5 goals per game this season.

  • Brighton remain unbeaten in the current campaign.

  • Rotherham’s misery is extended at the foot of the table.

  • Bolton become the league’s lowest scoring team with 10 goals in 16 games.

GW12 standings

*Stats sourced from whoscored.com

*Standings sourced from flashscores.co.uk