Brighton remain unbeaten and top of the Championship after Bobby Zamora’s 89th-minute winner saw them win 2-1 away to Leeds United, which ultimately cost Uwe Rosler his job after a run of four defeats from the last five games.
Zamora’s strike was his first goal since returning to the club in the summer on a free transfer, as he delicately chipped the ball home, after a brilliant team move.
Nick Blackman scored his ninth goal in as many games as Reading moved up to second in the league, after winning 1-0 against Charlton at the Madejski Stadium. On-loan Chelsea striker Lucas Piazon whipped in a perfect ball for Blackman, who headed home, as the Royals’ dominance finally paid off after 76 minutes, 12 minutes after Addicks defender Patrick Bauer had been sent off.
Ben Reeves was the star of the show as MK Dons thrashed Blackburn 3-0 at home to capture the his side’s first Championship win since the middle of August. The former Southampton man opened the scoring with an 11th-minute penalty, but the hosts’ continuous dominance did not pay off until there was only 20 minutes left to play, when Simon Church scored from close range and Reeves supplied a cool-headed finish with a minute to play.
Neil Redfearn was unable to make an impact during his first game in charge of Rotherham United, as they lost 2-1 away to Brentford, thanks to Alan Judge’s double, while Birmingham City came from a goal down at home to beat QPR 2-1. Matt Phillips had put Rangers into an early lead, but goals from Paul Robinson and a second-half penalty from Paul Caddis completed the turnaround.
Derby Count climbed into a play-off place after a dramatic 4-2 victory over Wolves at the iPro Stadium. Chris Martin’s brace either side of Benik Afobe’s equaliser put the Rams 2-1 up inside the first 30 minutes. Further efforts from Bradley Johnson and Johnny Russell secured the three points, despite Adam Le Fondre’s consolation strike.
Andre Gray scored a brace as Burnley overcame Bolton 2-0 at Turf Moor, which has sent Neil Lennon’s side bottom of the table. The result means the Trotters’ terrible away record continues, as they have only picked up six points from the last 48 available on the road.
Aaron Wilbraham’s quick-fire efforts in the first 11 minutes saw Bristol City beat Nottingham Forest 2-0 to take the Robins off the bottom of the table, while Sheffield Wednesday and Hull City played out a 1-1 draw at Hillsborough.
Elsewhere, there were goalless draws between Ipswich and Huddersfield, Preston and Cardiff and Middlesbrough and Fulham.
Player of the Weekend: Aaron Wilbraham (Bristol City)
Team of the Weekend: MK Dons
Goal of the Weekend: Chris Martin (DERBY vs Wolves – first goal)