Fulham regained top spot from West Bromwich Albion in the latest round of action from 2021-22 Sky Bet Championship.
Matt Phillips provided a first minute assist for Alex Mowatt before netting himself in first-half injury time as West Brom defeated Blackburn 2-1 at Ewood Park, although a 51st minute conceded goal to Ben Brereton meant that the Baggies were knocked off the Championship summit.
Fulham consequently regained top spot after first half goals from Aleksandr Mitrovic and Fabio Carvalho proved enough to defeat Hull 2-0, thus going to the league summit on goal difference.
Josh Tymon’s first league goal for Stoke City proved enough to edge past a stubborn Nottingham Forest defence, as Michael O’Neill’s Potters climbed to third whilst Forest slipped to rock-bottom of the standings.
Substitutes, Jamie Allen and Matty Godden rescued Coventry City in a dramatic comeback win at home to Reading to go fourth, having fallen behind to John Swift’s 40th minute penalty.
Late goals from Ilias Chair and Charlie Austin saw QPR come from two goals down to snatch a 2-2 draw at home to Barnsley, who had taken a first half lead through Dominik Frieser and Cauley Woodrow – whose strike marked his 50th goal for the Tykes.
Sean Morrison’s 83rd minute header sealed a 3-1 victory for Cardiff over Millwall after Benik Afobe had fired the Lions back into the match, following Aden Flint’s brace for the Bluebirds.
Down in the relegation zone, Sheffield United slipped to second-bottom after Levi Colwill struck a 94th minute winner for Yorkshire rivals – Huddersfield, just moments after Billy Sharp had equalised for the Blades to cancel out Josh Koroma’s opener.
Blackpool dropped into the bottom three despite two goals in three minutes from James Husband and Jerry Yates cancelled out Dominic Solanke’s first half brace, as the Tangerines fought back for an entertaining 2-2 draw at Bournemouth.
Preston climbed off the foot of the table to 20th after Patrick Bauer’s header from Ryan Ledson’s 14th minute proved enough to beat Peterborough.
Elsewhere, Joel Piroe netted a 19th minute rebound strike to gift Swansea their first victory of the season, as Russell Martin’s Swans edged their way past Bristol City in Friday Night Football at Ashton Gate.
Scott Hogan netted twice as Birmingham City thrashed Luton Town in a rampant 5-0 away victory at Kenilworth Road.
Finally, Derby held Middlesbrough to a goalless draw at Pride Park.