Fulham climbed top of the Sky Bet Championship following a hectic midweek round of action throughout the table.
Aleksandr Mitrovic netted twice as Fulham ran riot in a 4-1 away win at Birmingham City to go top, as Troy Deeney smashed in a late consolatory penalty to give him his first goal for his boyhood club since joining at the end of summer transfer window.
West Bromwich Albion slipped to second after finding themselves held to a goalless draw at home by Midlands rivals, Derby County.
Jaidon Anthony produced a goal and assist as Bournemouth defeated QPR 2-1 to go third, despite Sam McCallum’s maiden consolatory goal for the Hoops.
Viktor Gyokeres’ 15th minute strike sent Coventry up to fourth as the Sky Blues edged past Cardiff City in a tight contest at the Ricoh Arena, despite Fankaty Dabo’s injury-time red card for a lunge on Marlon Pack.
Stoke slipped to fifth after Sam Surridge’s 17th minute opener was cancelled out by a stunning curled free-kick from Cauley Woodrow, as Barnsley fought from behind to snatch a 1-1 draw at the BET365 Stadium before Stoke’s Tommy Smith was dismissed following a late lunge on Claudio Gomes.
Huddersfield round out the top six after goals from Josh Koroma, Matty Pearson and Johnathan Hogg sealed a ruthless second half display in a 3-0 win at third-bottom Blackpool.
Down in the relegation zone, Nottingham Forest remain rooted to the foot of the Championship after goals from Andraz Sporar and Onel Hernandez guided Middlesbrough to victory at the City Ground.
Peterborough remain second bottom after Tom Dele-Bashiru’s brace inspired Reading to a 3-1 home win over the Posh at Madejski Stadium.
Hull sit just above the bottom three after second-half goals from Daniel Ayala and Ben Brereton fired Blackburn to a 2-0 home win at Ewood Park.
Elsewhere, Emil Riis Jacobsen fired in a dramatic 95th minute equaliser as Preston twice fought back to snatch a 2-2 draw at Sheffield United.
Danny Hylton lashed in a 91st minute equaliser as Luton came from behind to snatch a point at Bristol City, after the Robins claimed a 57th minute lead through Nathan Baker’s header from a free-kick.
Finally, Swansea were held at home to a goalless draw by Millwall.