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Match Roundups

Championship Team of the Week

6 May 2013

Each week, the Official Football League website will bring you the Team of the Week. Produced by the Press Association, the Team's of the Week feature the eleven top performing players from each division from the weekend's matches.

Hull City secured promotion to the Premier League on what was a dramatic final day in the npower Championship, and they have two players in the Team of the Week.

The Tigers drew 2-2 with Cardiff City at the KC Stadium on Saturday afternoon to ensure they finished two points clear of third-placed Watford, and the scorer of Steve Bruce's side's second was centre-back Paul McShane, who has been rewarded with a place in the week's best team.

The Irishman bundled the ball past David Marshall in the Cardiff goal to give Hull a 2-1 lead just after the hour mark, and he's been selected alongside fellow defender Liam Rosenior.

Brighton and Hove Albion swept aside relegated Wolverhampton Wanderers to ensure they go into the Play-Offs in strong form - the 2-0 victory extended their unbeaten run to nine games - and three of their star men are in the XI.

Seagulls defensive duo Matthew Upson and Marcos Painter are amongst the back four, while Kazenga LuaLua, the scorer of their two goals, is in midfield.

Also in the midfield is Leicester City duo Anthony Knockaert and Andy King, along with Birmingham City's Ravel Morrison.

The Foxes snuck into the final Play-Off place with a 3-2 win over Nottingham Forest courtesy of Knockaert's injury-time strike, while King scored Leicester's second just minutes before the break.

Morrison also got onto the scoresheet, in the Blues' 1-1 draw with Blackburn Rovers, with a low left-footed strike that flew into the bottom corner.

Leading the line is Charlton Athletic's Yann Kermorgant and Leeds United's Ross McCormack. Kermorgant notched a brace in the Addicks' comprehensive 4-1 success against Bristol City, while McCormack scored the decisive late goal in the Whites' 2-1 win over Watford.

Completing the XI is Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Chris Kirkland, who foiled Middlesbrough's attack to register one of the division's four clean sheets, and the 2-0 victory also secured the Owls' Championship survival.


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