Norwich City extended their lead atop of the Sky Bet Championship following a packed midweek, which saw 24 goals and a managerial sacking.
Emiliano Buendia set up Teemu Pukki to fire in Norwich’s opener at Coventry, only for the Finnish striker to return the favour from Kyle McFadzean’s interception as Buendia tapped in to complete a 2-0 away win.
Brentford slipped four points off top spot after Ivan Toney’s opener was overturned by Sam Field and Charlie Austin, which ultimately clinched QPR a first win in the West London derby against the Bees since November 2018.
Swansea stay third but moved to within a point of Thomas Frank’s Bees after Connor Roberts headed in a 87th minute winner to beat Nottingham Forest.
Joao Pedro’s 51st minute penalty ensured Watford continue to occupy fourth as the Hornets edged past Preston at Deepdale.
Reading remain fifth after late first-half goals proved enough to dispatch Bristol City, condemning the Robins to six consecutive defeats in all competitions with Dean Holden sacked as manager just 90 minutes after full-time.
Bournemouth round out the top six for a sixth consecutive matchweek after Philip Billing fired in a 25th minute winner to defeat Rotherham.
Down in the relegation zone, Wycombe continue to sit rooted to the foot of the Championship after Andre Wisdom fired in a 94th minute winner for Derby, having initially gone ahead through Uche Ikpeazu’s own goal before the striker pulled Wycombe level from the penalty spot in the 48th minute.
Birmingham City stay second-bottom after suffering a 2-0 defeat at Millwall after Jed Wallace and Ben Thompson netted close-range strikes, sending the Lions tenth in the standings.
Sheffield Wednesday remain third-bottom and a point from safety, after Steven Fletcher fired in a late winner for ninth-placed Stoke in a tight contest.
Elsewhere, quick-fire goals in a four minute spell from Harry Wilson and Will Vaulks gifted Cardiff victory at Luton to extend the Bluebirds’ unbeaten league run to six matches.
Middlesbrough ended their five match winless run through comeback goals from Duncan Watmore and Isaac Fletcher, after Isaac Mbenza had rifled Huddersfield ahead from a ninth minute free-kick at the Riverside Stadium.
Finally, goals from Carlton Morris and Alex Mowatt secured Barnsley a second win in three days despite Adam Armstrong striking for Blackburn in the 94th minute, denying the Tykes another clean sheet.