Burnley remain top of the table as further twists and turns continued to open up the Championship promotion and relegation fights.
A brace and assist from Oli McBurnie saw third.-placed Sheffield Utd thrash league leaders, Burnley 5-2 at Bramall Lane, with Iliman Ndiaye, Jack Robinson and Anel Ahmedhodzic also on the scoresheet after the Clarets twice led through Manuel Benson.
Ben Brereton Diaz’s 35th minute strike saw Blackburn defeat rock-bottom Huddersfield at Ewood Park to stay second.
Aaron Ramsey struck a 50th minute winner to lift Norwich up to fourth in the table in a 2-1 away victory at Rotherham, after Kenny McClean’s opener had been cancelled out by Ollie Rathbone.
QPR slipped to fifth after suffering a narrow home defeat to West Brom, as Kyle Bartley’s 68th minute header lifted the Baggies up to third-bottom.
Ched Evans scored his first brace since November 2020 to propel Preston up to sixth in a 2-1 victory away at Reading in Friday Night Football, despite Lucas Joao having netted a 70th minute equaliser for the Royals.
Down in the relegation zone, Wigan missed an opportunity to move out of the bottom three after they were held to a 2-2 draw at Swansea, having led 2-0 through goals from Will Keane and Tom Naylor which were cancelled out by Ryan Manning and Joel Piroe respectively.
The Latics consequently slipped to second-bottom on goal difference due to West Brom’s victory elsewhere.
Hull sit a point and position outside of the relegation zone after they were held to a goalless draw at Millwall, despite finishing with ten men after Oscar Estupinian was red carded for a reckless tackle on Charlie Cresswell.
Middlesbrough also sit just one point above the drop after Chuba Akpom cancelled out Andreas Weimann’s opener to rescue Boro a point against Bristol City, in Michael Carrick’s first home match at Riverside Stadium.
Elsewhere, Watford slipped out of the top six following a 1-0 home loss to Coventry as Viktor Gyokere struck a 50th minute winner for the Sky Blues at Vicarage Road.
Luton ended their three-match winless run as Luke Berry struck 57th minute close-range winner to defeat Blackpool at Bloomfield Road.
Goals from Scott Hogan and Harlee Dean saw Birmingham City clinch a 2-1 victory at Stoke City, despite Lewis Baker netting a consolatory penalty for the Potters.
Finally, Sunderland suffered their third defeat in five matches as Mark Harris calmly fired in a 49th minute winner for Cardiff from Mahlon Romeo’s attempted shot.