Bournemouth remain top of the Sky Bet Championship following a packed weekend round, in which seven teams emerged separated by just goal difference after finding themselves locked on 21 points apiece.
Dominic Solanke’s first-half brace and a 64th minute header from Lloyd Kelly saw Bournemouth thrash Huddersfield 3-0 at the Vitality Stadium to stay top of the Championship, leaving the Terriers to drop to eighth.
Fulham remain five points off the summit as Aleksandr Mitrovic’s brace helped the Cottagers to a 4-0 away win at Nottingham Forest.
West Brom survived late starts to both halves to defeat Bristol City 3-0 at The Hawthorns, after illness in both home and away stands respectively caused delays.
Coventry remain fourth after Graeme Shinnie struck a 78th equaliser to snatch a 1-1 away draw for rock-bottom Derby, with the Rams having fallen behind to Matty Godden’s 20th minute penalty after he was fouled by Lee Buchanan.
Elijah Adebayo’s 17th minute header from Fred Onyedinma’s cross proved enough to snatch a narrow home victory for Luton over third-bottom Hull, as the Hatters climbed to fifth.
Andraz Sporar netted a 35th minute penalty and provided a second-half assist for Martin Payero as Middlesbrough condemned Cardiff to an eighth consecutive defeat, which saw Mick McCarthy sacked just a hour after the full-time whistle.
QPR slipped to seventh after goals from Harrison Burrows and Siriki Dembele inspired a comeback 2-1 win for Peterborough, after the Posh fell behind to Ilias Chair’s 50th minute strike for the Hoops.
Stoke suffered a third straight defeat to drop to ninth as Tom Bradshaw’s second-half brace inspired Millwall to a comeback home win over the Potters, having initially fallen behind to Romaine Sawyers’ 20th minute effort.
Blackpool climbed to 11th with their first home win over Lancashire rivals – Preston in 24 years as Keshi Anderson and Gary Madine found the net, which meant that only goal difference separated those sat between fifth and 11th in the standings on 21 points apiece.
Elsewhere, Birmingham City ended a seven-match winless run as Troy Deeney opened the scoring before setting up Riley McGree’s 82nd minute winner in a 2-1 victory over Swansea, who had equalised through Michael Obafemi just five minutes before McGree’s rebound strike.
Blackburn ended a four-match winless run with a 2-0 home win over Reading as Sam Gallagher and Tyrhys Dolan netted in three second-half minutes.
Finally, Barnsley remain third-bottom despite late goals from Devante Cole and Aaron Leya Iseka as Sheffield United clung on for a 3-2 victory after Ben Osborn set up Lys Mousset’s brace before adding their decisive winner himself.