8 of the Highest Scoring Games in Championship History

Since its formation in 2004, the Championship has seen its reputation in the footballing world steadily grow and – following a ten goal thriller at Villa Park this week – it's easy to see why.


With that in mind, here's a look at the most high scoring games since Division One became the Championship.

1. Aston Villa 5-5 Nottingham Forest (November 2018)

Both former European champions, Nottingham Forest and Aston Villa played out a phenomenal ten goal draw at Villa Park this week.


It's a match which we've still not recovered from. Tammy Abraham netted four goals for Villa and Joe Lolley assisted four, and scored one, for Forest.


We'd like one of these games every week, please.

2. Bristol City 5-5 Hull City (April 2018)

Unbelievably, this is the second ten goal thriller in the Championship this calendar year. 


Back in April, Hull City travelled to Ashton Gate and played out an exhilarating 5-5 draw with promotion chasing Bristol City.


Joe Bryan's equalising goal for the Robins in the fifth minute of extra time ensured Bristol City's slim playoff hopes remained - at least for another day.


Unfortunately for Lee Johnson's men, a poor end to the campaign resulted in his men finishing in 11th in the Championship table - ultimately missing out on the playoffs.

3. Leeds United 3-7 Nottingham Forest (March 2012)

You have to rewind a further six years for the previous ten goal epic, and it features Nottingham Forest once again.


Leeds United were the hostsand unfortunately for them, their home fans were left incensed by conceding seven goals for the first time in their history at Elland Road.


Leed's boss Neil Warnock said after the game that he was "embarrassed" by the performance which saw Forest striker Garath McCleary strike four times - three of which were in just 15 minutes.

4. Leeds United 4-6 Preston North End (September 2010)

Leeds United were once again involved, at Elland Road, coming out the losing side in a ten goal thriller with Preston North End in 2010.


What is even more extraordinary is that the Whites were 4-1 up after 40 minutes - and went into the break with a two goal cushion.


Fans were left perplexed at the final whistle as they watched their side rapidly fall apart during the second half - conceding four goals and only taking 25 minutes to do so.


Leeds boss Simon Grayson labelled the defeat "embarrassing" (déjà vu?) in a fixture where Preston journeyman Jon Parkin bagged a hat-trick. 


If only the fans knew what was to come two years later...

5. Sheffield United 4-5 Fulham FC (November 2017)

Bramall Lane watched on as four goals proved insufficient for Sheffield United to walk away with all three points back in 2017..


17-year-old Ryan Sessegnon and Leon Clarke both scored hat-tricks when Fulham stunned the Blades - who were exceeding all expectations and flying high at the time.


Former Cottagers boss Slavisa Jokanovic described the game as "crazy" whilst Chris Wilder insisted he was "proud" of his players and believed that he "[didn't] think they cut [Sheffield] open", despite conceding five goals.

6. Watford 7-2 Blackpool (January 2015)

Despite being 2-0 up away from home at the interval, Blackpool surrendered their lead and in the process, conceded seven second half goals - four coming from Odion Ighalo.


The second-half capitulation by the Tangerines added further misery to Blackpool's woes, and they were ultimately relegated to League One just two months after this clash.


It would be a good season for Watford however, as the Vicarage Road outfit would go on to secure promotion to the top flight under Slaviša Jokanović - who was playing in his first of two nine-goal-fests in two years. 

7. Charlton Athletic 5-4 Cardiff City (November 2012)

Charlton were 2-0 down at the Valley after only 24 minutes in this one, with goals from Heidar Helguson and Joe Mason for Cardiff City. 


However, the Addicks were to stage a remarkable comeback and steal victory from clutches of the Bluebirds, leaving Malky Mackay branding the performance as "unforgivable".


The home side managed to score three goals in just 11 minutes to give the home side a comfortable 4-2 scoreline in their favour, but two goals from Cardiff City were to provide a nervy finale at the Valley.


All was not too bad for the Welsh side though, as they achieved promotion to the top flight for the first time since 1960.

8. Peterborough 5-4 Bolton Wanderers (December 2012)

This fixture provided the second nine goal thriller in as many months as Peterborough withstood a fierce Bolton comeback to win an enthralling game at London Road.


Posh went two goals in front after just five minutes courtesy of Lee Tomlin and Dwight Gayle but were lucky to escape with victory after a tense fightback from the visitors.


With just three minutes remaining, Bolton's Martin Petrov produced a powerful finish to bring the score to 5-4 and set up a dramatic final few minutes at London Road where Duncan Ferguson's side were relieved to come away with a hard fought victory.