Sheffield United remain top as the Sky Bet Championship returned from the first international break of 2022-23 season.
Oli McBurnie’s 64th minute opening strike was cancelled out by Troy Deeney’s equaliser six minutes later, as Paul Heckingbottom’s table-topping Blades were held to a surprise 1-1 draw at Bramall Lane by Birmingham City.
Teemu Pukki’s 21st minute strike ensured Norwich City stay second after scraping a narrow away winner at Blackpool.
Goals from Tom McIntyre and Yakou Meite plus Lee Nicholls’ own-goal fired third-placed Reading to a 3-1 home victory over second-bottom Huddersfield, as the Terriers enjoyed a disappointing display in Mark Fotheringham’s first match as manager.
Callum Robinson’s 90th minute header rescued Cardiff City a 1-1 draw at home to fourth-placed Burnley, who had led through Nathan Tella’s 48th minute strike.
First-half goals from Stefan Johansen and Tyler Roberts fired QPR up to fifth in a 2-1 win at Bristol City, despite Nakhi Wells halving the Robins’ deficit in the second-half.
Quick-fire goals from Tyrhys Dolan and Ben Brereton Diaz lifted Blackburn Rovers up to sixth in a 2-1 win at home over Millwall.
Down in the relegation zone, Viktor Gyokeres’ 17th minute effort fired Coventry City to their first win of the campaign in a narrow victory over third-bottom Middlesbrough.
West Brom sit a point above the bottom three after suffering a 3-2 home defeat to Swansea City, despite coming from behind to lead 2-1 only for late goals from Olivier Ntcham and Michael Obafemi to snatch victory for the Swans.
Hull sacked Shota Arveladze just hours before losing 2-0 to Luton in Friday Night Football, which left the Tigers sat 20th and two points above the drop.
Elsewhere, Ismaila Sarr provided a goal and assist as Watford thrashed Stoke City 4-0 at BET365 Stadium in Slaven Bilic’s first match in charge of the Hornets.
Goals from Will Keane and Tom Naylor secured a fourth-straight away win for Wigan against Rotherham, as the Millers suffered their first home loss of the league campaign following Paul Warne’s departure for League One’s Derby County.
Finally, Preston continued to remain unbeaten on the road this season after digging deep to hold Sunderland to a goalless draw at Stadium of Light.