City midfielder named in Championship Team of Midweek

Lukas Rupp ran the show as Norwich dominated a defensive Birmingham side
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Lukas Rupp ran the show as Norwich dominated a defensive Birmingham side Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City midfielder Lukas Rupp has been named in the Sky Bet Championship Team of Midweek, following his performance during Tuesday’s dominant 1-0 win over Birmingham.

The 29-year-old former Hoffenheim midfielder continued his consistent start to life in the Championship with his best performance yet in a Norwich shirt, winning back possession ahead of Mario Vrancic’s winner in the 87th minute.

Rupp was the only player on the pitch to break into three figures for passes attempted, with his personal haul of 113 more than the four starting Birmingham midfielders combined (90) - and with a pass success rate of 95 percent as well.

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The January signing is the first Canaries player to make it into one of the Championship game week teams this season, which is selected using performance statistics from as a guide.

He is joined by a former City player in left-back Harry Toffolo, who set up Huddersfield’s goal in their 1-0 home win over Derby on Tuesday, having also scored during a 2-1 win at Swansea on Saturday.

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Sky Bet Championship Team of Midweek (5-4-1): Ben Foster (Watford); Joe Rafferty (Preston), Jake Cooper (Millwall), Richard Stearman (Huddersfield), Harry Toffolo (Huddersfield); Joe Lolley (Nottm Forest), Harry Wilson (Cardiff), Lukas Rupp (Norwich), George Saville (Boro), Connor Mahoney (Millwall); Ivan Toney (Brentford)

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