Hull City remain top of the Championship despite needing a late goal from Shaun Maloney to rescue a point in a 1-1 draw at Bristol City.
Kieran Agard had put the hosts in the lead, as he poked the ball home after a goalmouth scramble just before half-time, but Maloney came off the bench to score his first goal for Steve Bruce’s side, who stay top of the Championship on goal difference.
Meanwhile, second-placed Brighton were unable to reclaim top spot as they drew 1-1 with Burnley at Turf Moor. Bobby Zamora’s effort after just 58 seconds put the Seagulls ahead, but Andre Gray’s penalty a few minutes later ensured a point apiece, with the Clarets remaining two points behind Hull and Brighton, who remain undefeated this season.
Middlesbrough continued to mount the pressure on league leaders Hull, after Grant Leadbitter scored a 93rd-minute penalty to seal a 1-0 home win over QPR. The Boro captain slotted the ball home, after Leroy Fer was sent off for handling the ball in the box.
Derby moved up to fourth place in the Championship with a 2-0 home win over Cardiff, as the Rams also sit just two points off the top-two.
George Thorne gave the Rams the lead with a 15-yard effort, which he drilled into the bottom corner from a Chris Martin lay-off, before Andreas Weimann doubled the lead with 15 minutes left to play, after a clever finish from a tight angle.
Rotherham moved off the bottom of the table and got one over their old boss Steve Evans, whilst Neil Redfearn got one over his former club Leeds, as the Millers beat the Whites 1-0 in a Yorkshire derby at Elland Road.
Joe Newell headed home the only goal of the game in the second half before Gaetano Berardi and debutant Leon Best were sent off as both sides ended the match with 10-men.
Charlton won back-to-back league matches for the first time this season with a 1-0 win at Birmingham, who were the only side in the top-six to lose this weekend. Addicks captain Johnnie Jackson notched the only goal of the game, with a fine header from a Tareiq Holmes-Dennis cross.
Sheffield Wednesday came from a goal down to beat Huddersfield 3-1 at home, with all three goals coming in the final 12 minutes. Substitute Lucas Joao scored a brace, whilst Kieran Lee also got on the scoresheet.
Sean Scannell had given David Wagner’s side the lead in the German’s first match in charge, but it was Carlos Carvalhal’s side that took the three points, lifting them to eight, whilst the Terriers slip to 21st.
Wolves came from behind twice to draw away to Ipswich 2-2, in a thrilling encounter at Portman Road. Jonathan Douglas scored his second goal in as many matches to give Mick McCarthy’s team the lead, but Kenny Jackett saw his side equalise through James Henry, just before half-time.
Further efforts from Daryl Murphy and Benik Afobe saw both clubs gain a point to stay 10th and 14th respectively.
Elsewhere, Paul Lambert won his first game in charge of Blackburn Rovers, with a 2-1 derby win over Preston. An own goal from Jordan Pickford and a penalty from Jordan Rhodes was enough for Rovers to see of their local rivals.
Bolton are now bottom of the Championship and winless in 12 after crashing to a 2-1 defeat at Reading. Lucas Piazon and Danny Williams gave the Royals a two-goal cushion, before Liam Feeney’s late penalty have the Trotters hope.
It wasn’t enough for the visitors though as the pressure grows on Neil Lennon.
Phillip Hofmann’s stoppage-time goal saw Brentford win 2-1 at home to Nottingham Forest, despite the Bees being reduced to 10-men after Harlee Dean was dismissed.
Elsewhere, MK Dons slipped into the bottom-three following a 1-1 draw with managerless Fulham.
Player of the Weekend: Lucas Joao (Sheffield Wednesday)
Team of the Weekend: Charlton Athletic
Goal of the Weekend: Danny Williams (READING vs Bolton)