Derby rescued a point against unbeaten leaders Brighton with a late penalty to ensure they remain four points off of their promotion rivals.
The Seagulls took the lead through James Wilson’s second goal in two games, before Bradley Johnson levelled for the hosts.
Chris Houghton’s side thought they had sealed the win when Rajiv van La Parra’s strike rounded off a well-worked counter-attack, however, with just two minutes to go Chris Martin tucked home a penalty for the Rams, after Gordon Greer’s mistimed challenge on Johnny Russell.
Meanwhile, second-placed Middlesbrough could have gone top of the table with a victory, but were held to a goalless draw by Birmingham, with both sides missing several chances to score in the second half.
Hull City climbed up to third with a home 1-0 win over Bolton, who have failed to win in their last 14 matches.
Chuba Akpom was on hand to poke the ball into the net after Ahmed Elmohamady’s effort was blocked, which leaves Neil Lennon’s side bottom of the league and five points from safety.
Bristol City ended a five-game winless streak with a 2-1 victory at Huddersfield.
Two goals in the first half an hour, through Jonathan Kodjia and Aden Flint, ensured the three points against their fellow strugglers.
Harry Bunn’s superb effort was proved to be a mere consolation for the Terriers.
Sheffield Wednesday came from two goals down at Cardiff to draw 2-2 in a thrilling encounter.
A penalty from Craig Noone and a strike from Anthony Pilkington had put the hosts 2-0 up at half-time. However, a revitalised Owls side ensured they shared the spoils with Fernando Forestieri’s low driven effort and a superb equaliser from Barry Bannan.
Charlton climbed out of the relegation zone after a 0-0 draw with Leeds.
The Addicks’ highly-rated youngster Ademola Lookman came the closest to breaking the deadlock for the hosts when his shot bounced along the line, while Tom Adeyemi should have won the game late on for the visitors.
Preston won for the second time in as many games with a 1-0 victory over managerless Reading.
Joe Garner’s well-placed penalty was enough to see off the Royals, who still remain four points off of the play-offs, but will need to hire a new boss quickly if they wish to challenge.
Ipswich won for the fourth time in six games with a 1-0 win at MK Dons.
Brett Pitman got the game’s only goal when his header soared into the net after some excellent play by captain Luke Chambers on the right wing.
The result sees the hosts slip into the relegation places, whilst Mick McCarthy’s team now occupy a play-off place.
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was unable to claim a win in his first match as the new manager of QPR after his side drew 0-0 with Burnley.
The hosts did create a number of chances though, and should have taken the lead as Matt Phillips, Leroy Fer and James Perch all squandered good opportunities.
Dexter Blackstock scored a late equaliser as Nottingham Forest earned a 1-1 draw at Wolves, who have now failed to win at Molineux for two months.
Ethan Ebanks-Landell put the hosts in the lead, but a late corner taken by Henri Lansbury set up Blackstock to volley the ball into the back of the net.
Fulham were held at home by Brentford with the game finishing 2-2 in a brilliant West London derby; Stuart Gray’s first match in caretaker charge of the Cottagers.
Alan Judge put the away side ahead, before James Tarkowski put the ball into his own net to make it 1-1.
Further strikes from Moussa Dembele and Jack O’Connell rounded off the scoring.
Blackburn continued their fine form to go seven games unbeaten with a 1-0 win over Rotherham on Friday night.
The only goal of the game came when Luke Hyam put the ball into his own net, which ensured the Millers stay in the relegation zone.
Player of the Week: Barry Bannan (Sheffield Wednesday)
Team of the Week: Bristol City
Goal of the Week: Harry Bunn (HUDDERSFIELD vs Bristol City)