Burnley players make Championship Team of the Week after demolition derby vs Blackburn Rovers while Millwall, Boro and Sunderland stars also make the grade
Burnley went in to the winter break for the World Cup with a three-point advantage over Sheffield United at the division’s summit after stretching their unbeaten run over their East Lancashire rivals to eight games and 13 years.
Ashley Barnes was on the scoresheet twice and the striker had a hand in the home side’s second goal as Anass Zaroury followed up once his team-mate’s volley had been saved by Thomas Kaminski.
Elsewhere, Zian Flemming scored a hat-trick for Millwall to lift them back into the play-off places as they beat Preston North End 4-2 at Deepdale in the final round of games before the extended international break.
The Blades, who were demoted to second place on Remembrance Sunday, had returned to winning ways following their loss to Rotherham United on Tuesday with a 1-0 win against Cardiff City. George Baldock scored the only goal of the game for the visitors in South Wales.
Matt Crooks’ late strike saw Middlesbrough snatch three points with a 2-1 win at Norwich. Josh Sargent scored his ninth of the campaign to put the Canaries ahead in the seventh minute, but Riley McGree levelled in the 64th minute.
Michael Carrick’s side continued to search for a winner, with Crooks hitting a stoppage-time strike to make it four consecutive league games without a loss for Boro. Meanwhile, interim Luton Town boss Mick Harford saw his side snatch a late point at home to Rotherham as they drew 1-1.
Former manager Nathan Jones left for Premier League side Southampton on Thursday, and the Hatters went a goal down in the first minute of the game when Jamie Lindsay put the Millers in front, but Luke Berry scored in the 90th minute to earn a draw.
Liam Rosenior’s first home game in charge of Hull City ended in defeat as the Tigers fell to a 2-1 defeat at the MKM Stadium. Jacob Greaves put the hosts in front before Yakou Meite equalised, but a rebound off Ryan Longman saw Hull concede right at the death.
Coventry City continued their good run of form as goals in each half from Viktor Gyokeres saw the Sky Blues earn their fourth straight league win with a 2-0 victory against QPR.
Struggling Wigan Athletic left it late as Curtis Tilt’s header saw them beat 10-man Blackpool 2-1. Marvin Ekpiteta was sent off for the Seasiders in the 17th minute, but they took the lead through Gary Madine. James McClean levelled for the Latics nine minutes into the second half and Tilt found the winner with two minutes left on the clock.
The Tangerines drop into the relegation zone, while West Brom climb out of the bottom three into 21st after a 2-0 win against Stoke City. Kyle Bartley put the Baggies in front six minutes before the break and Brandon Thomas-Asante doubled their lead early in the second half with an overhead kick. Finally, bottom-of-the-table Huddersfield Town held Swansea City to a 0-0 draw while Bristol City and Watford also finished goalless.
Following the final round of games until December 10, here is how the latest Championship team of the week looks based on WhoScored ratings...