Roundup of the latest round of Championship action as the top three continued to set the pace, amidst changes at the foot of the table.
Late goals from Kelechi Iheanacho and Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall saw Leicester win 4-1 at Blackburn to stay top of the Championship, after Jamie Vardy restored their lead in a first half which saw Wout Faes’ header cancelled out by Sammie Szmodics’ equaliser.
Ipswich stay second after Brandon Williams’ late header saw them snatch a 1-1 draw at Huddersfield, who had taken a 61st minute lead through Delano Burgzorg.
Preston remain third in the table after they suffered their first league loss of the season at home to West Bromwich Albion, as Darnell Furlong and Alex Mowatt struck in the first half before Matt Phillips and Kyle Bartley wrapped up victory after half-time.
Daniel Ballard’s header and Jack Clarke’s brace saw fourth-placed Sunderland win 3-0 away at rock-bottom Sheffield Wednesday.
Regan Slater’s equalising strike cancelled out Adam Randell’s opening goal as fifth-placed Hull fought back to draw 1-1 at home to Plymouth.
Cardiff round out the top six with a 2-0 home win over second-bottom Rotherham, courtesy of second half goals from Kion Etete and Perry Ng.
Down in the relegation zone, Josh Coburn’s 63rd minute strike saw Middlesbrough climb out of the bottom three with a 3-2 win at Watford, after Riley McGree’s early brace was cancelled out by equalisers from Vakoun Bayo and Wesley Hoedt.
QPR consequently fell to third bottom on goal difference after they lost 3-1 at home to Coventry with Kenneth Paal’s late consolatory goal, after Ellis Simms had struck twice for the visitors either side of Josh Eccles’ goal in a lively second half at Loftus Road.
Jamal Lowe, Matt Grimes and Mykola Kuharevich all scored as Swansea won 3-0 away at Millwall to keep themselves out of the bottom three.
Elsewhere, Nathan Lowe’s 89th minute winner saw Stoke complete a comeback victory at Bristol City in a 3-2 thriller, after Sam Bell and Nahki Wells had put the Robins ahead in the opening 15 minutes prior to equalisers from Mehdi Leris and Sead Haksabanovic.
Adam Armstrong’s first-half brace plus Will Smallbone’s effort proved enough for Southampton to defeat Leeds 3-1 at St Mary’s Stadium, despite Pascal Struijk having pulled the visitors back into the game with a 58th minute consolatory goal.
Finally, goals in the space of five minutes from Gabriel Sara and Jonathan Rowe proved enough for Norwich to beat Birmingham City 2-0 at Carrow Road.