How 'fair' Middlesbrough, Nottingham Forest & Bournemouth results were last weekend - according to the stats

The 2020/21 Championship campaign had its 33rd gameweek last weekend, and the action continued to deliver the goods - as a number of quality goals, surprise results and dramatic late finishes kept the fierce battle for promotion and the relegation scrap alive with a number of fresh twists and turns.

Monday, 1st March 2021, 12:26 pm
MIDDLESBROUGH, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 27: Sean Morrison of Cardiff City scores their side's first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Middlesbrough and Cardiff City at Riverside Stadium on February 27, 2021 in Middlesbrough, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

Stats experts Infogol have compiled their weekly Championship result 'fairness' table, which ranks every result by how 'fair' it was, based on the specific factors of shots taken and xG (expected goals). Here's how Middlesbrough s 1-1 draw with Cardif City ranks alongside every other second-tier game from last weekend:

Wycombe's shots: 8. Wycombe's xG: 0.49. Norwich's shots: 19. Norwich's xG: 2.67.
Barnsley's shots: 15. Barnsley's xG: 1.84. Millwall's shots: 6. Millwall's xG: 0.63.

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Rovers' shots: 6. Rovers' xG: 0.71. Coventry's shots: 11. Coventry's xG: 0.99.
Derby's shots: 13. Derby's xG: 1.32. Forest's shots: 13. Forest's xG: 0.78.
Preston's shots: 13. Preston's xG: 1.92. Terriers' shots: 16. Terriers' xG: 0.96.
Bees' shots: 15. Bees' xG: 0.89. Stoke's shots: 10. Stoke's xG: 1.35.
Boro's shots: 10. Boro's xG: 1.32. Cardiff's shots: 2. Cardiff's xG: 0.14.
Rotherham's shots: 17. Rotherham's xG: 1.29. Reading's shots: 12. Reading's xG: 0.93.
Cherries' shots: 7. Cherries' xG: 0.73. Watford's shots: 12. Watford's xG: 1.06.
Luton's shots: 7. Luton's xG: 1.21. Owls' shots: 17. Owls' xG: 2.50.
Blues' shots: 13. Blues' xG: 0.87. QPR's shots: 10. QPR's xG: 1.80.
Swans' shots: 21. Swans' xG: 4.36. Robins' shots: 9. Robins' xG: 1.19.