Championship Team of the Week

Sports Mole picks out its best XI, biggest numpty and best goal from Saturday's 12 Championship matches.

All 12 Championship fixtures took place on Saturday, with 27 goals and two red cards in the second tier of English football.

Blackpool and Queens Park Rangers are the only remaining unbeaten teams and the duo sit top of the pile on 13 points out of a possible 15.

Meanwhile, a surprising name at the other end is Bolton Wanderers, who are without a win and at the foot along with Millwall on two points.

Click here to see all of Saturday's results.

Below, Sports Mole picks out its best XI as well as highlighting this week's numpty and best goal.

Matthew Gilks (Blackpool)
The Tangerines are certainly the most surprising name at the summit of the Championship and Saturday's victory over big-spenders Watford was certainly a statement of intent. Gilks was rock-solid in goal and saved Troy Deeney's early penalty.

Simon Francis (Bournemouth)
Francis was solid at right-back as Bournemouth notched an away win in the league for the first time this season.
Nedum Onuoha (QPR)
QPR aren't playing the prettiest football at the moment but they are doing exactly what's needed by grinding out victories. Onuoha was the star of Harry Redknapp's backline as the R's notched a second-straight 1-0 away win at Leeds.
Thomas Kennedy (Barnsley)
Kennedy provided an assist as Barnsley scored their first win of the season against Huddersfield to move out of the bottom three
Clint Hill (QPR)
Although Onuonha picked up man of the match at Elland Road, it was Hill who scored the winning goal. The veteran defender has managed to keep his place under Redknapp despite all the comings and goings at Loftus Road.

Martyn Woolford (Millwall)
A Millwall stalwart, Woolford scored the Lions' goal as they were denied what would have been an excellent first win of the season by Brighton's late equaliser at The Amex.
Jordi Gomez (Wigan)
Gomez scored the winner as Wigan picked up their first win since the opening day, ending Forest's unbeaten run in the process.
David Dunn (Blackburn)
He may have only been on the field for an hour but Dunn's performance was a class one. He opened the scoring against Bolton with a beautifully taken goal before setting up Jordan Rhodes for the second.
Thomas Ince (Blackpool)
Father Paul said after the game that he did not want to play son Thomas against Watford but was forced to bring on the youngster to change the game. The sought-after winger did just that by finishing off a fabulous solo run to send the Seasiders top of the table.

Danny Ings (Burnley)
Yet to feature in team of the week this season is Burnley's Ings, who has been on fine form for the Clarets as Sean Dyche's men continue to surprise. Ings netted his third league goal of the season as Burnley romped past Derby.
Leonardo Ulloa (Brighton)
The Brighton frontman calmly slotted home in the dying moments to earn Brighton a point against Millwall, moving onto four league goals from five games in the process.

Numpty of the Week

Matty James: It may not have been all James's fault, but Leicester saw their unbeaten start to the campaign come to an end at Charlton. James was dismissed for dissent with Leicester just one down against Charlton, who moments later scored a second to put the game out of sight.

Goal of the Week

Marcus Pedersen (Barnsley) vs. Huddersfield: Ince's solo effort may win this award for most, but we are going to give it to Barnsley's new Norwegian Pedersen, who brought down a high ball with sublime close control before finishing with aplomb.

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