Roundup of the latest Sky Bet Championship action as the top two teams began to move clear of the pack.
Goals from Kelechi Iheanacho and Jamie Vardy saw Leicester defeat Stoke 2-0 at the King Power Stadium to stay top, and extend their winning league run to five matches.
Kayden Jackson wrapped up a 4-2 victory for second-placed Ipswich at home to third-placed Preston, with Conor Chaplin, Brandon Williams and Nathan Broadhead also on target for the Tractor Boys who opened an eight-point gap over their visitors.
Fourth-placed Sunderland suffered a shock 4-0 loss in the Wear-Tees derby at home to Middlesbrough, as Sam Greenwood, Matt Crooks, Isiah Jones and Marcus Forss scored for Boro after the Black Cats’ Dan Neil was red carded for dissent.
Joel Piroe’s 53rd minute winner saw Leeds climb to fifth with a 2-1 home win over Bristol City, after Daniel James’ opening goal had been cancelled out by Kai Naismith.
Dion Sanderson and Gary Gardner completed a comeback 3-1 win for sixth-placed Birmingham City at home to West Brom, after Juninho Bacuna’s penalty cancelled out John Swift’s fifth minute opener for the visitors.
Norwich sit just outside of the play-offs in seventh position after they were held to a 1-1 draw at Coventry, having led through Jonathan Rowe until Ben Gibson scored a late own-goal for the Canaries.
Down in the relegation zone, Sheffield Wednesday remain rock bottom despite having held ex boss – Darren Moore’s Huddersfield to a goalless draw at Hillsborough.
Jordan Hugill’s 74th minute equaliser saw second-bottom Rotherham snatch a 1-1 draw at Southampton, who had led through Stuart Armstrong’s second minute goal.
Arnor Sigurdsson’s brace ensured that QPR remain third-bottomn after the Hoops lost 4-0 at home to Blackburn, with Tyrhys Dolan and Sammie Szmodics also on the scoresheet.
Elsewhere, Jerry Yates, Oli Coope and Josh Key all struck in the second half as Swansea came from behind to win 3-1 at Plymouth, with Argyle having led through Luke Cundle’s 18th minute goal.
Jaden Philogene-Bidace provided a goal and assist as Hull fought back to lead at Millwall, only for Joe Bryan to salvage the Lions a 2-2 draw at The Den, where the hosts had initially led through Duncan Watmore.
Finally, Vakoun Bayo cancelled out Mark McGuiness’ goal as Watford battled back to draw 1-1 at Cardiff.