Championship leaders Brighton continued their unbeaten start to the season with a 2-1 victory against Bristol City at the Amex.
Chris Hughton’s side had to come from behind to record this victory which keeps them four points clear at the top.
Derrick Williams’ first half goal put the Robins ahead and on course for an unlikely three points until Sam Baldock and Bobby Zamora, who struck his second winner of the week, gave Albion the win.
Gary Rowett’s Birmingham moved up into second by defeating struggling Bolton 1-0 at the Macron.
Paul Robinson’s lone first half effort against his former club was enough to sink the Trotters and keep Neil Lennon’s side glued to the foot of the table.
Hull were the only other side in the top-six to win as they moved up to fourth with victory over an out of sorts Ipswich.
Alex Bruce opened the scoring before Arsenal loanee Chuba Akpom and David Meyler’s spectacular strike clinched the win for Steve Bruce’s side.
Three promotion hopefuls lost ground on the top -two this week by failing to win away from home.
Nick Blackman’s ninth of the season had put Reading ahead at Rotherham, before Danny Collins levelled the game to give Neil Redfearn his first point as Millers boss and drop the Royals into third.
Middlesbrough fell to sixth as George Friend’s late own goal gave Cardiff a 1-0 win in South Wales, reigniting the Bluebirds’ assault on the top-six after two straight draws.
Burnley stay fifth after a 1-1 draw with Nottingham Forest at the City Ground.
Eric Lichaj gave Forest the lead, but just two minutes later Henri Lansbury – a Burnley summer transfer target – saw red.
The Clarets made the most of their numerical advantage, when Matt Taylor levelled the game in the 90th minute.
Derby missed the chance to jump back into the top-six as they were held to goalless draw against Blackburn on Wednesday night.
Paul Clement’s Rams stay seventh but are only out of the out of the play-offs on goal difference after extending their unbeaten run to seven matches.
Steve Evans secured a point in his first match in charge of Leeds as they drew 1-1 at Fulham.
Moussa Dembele’s first half strike gave Evans an uncomfortable start to life as United’s sixth manager in 18 months, but Chris Wood’s penalty brought the game level.
At the other end of the division, Preston climbed out of the relegation zone with a convincing 3-0 victory away at struggling Charlton.
Two first half Paul Gallagher goals and a Daniel Johnson strike means the Addicks, who have failed to win in eight matches, replace North End in the drop zone.
Brentford put some distance between themselves and their fellow strugglers by beating Wolves 2-0 at Molineux.
Goals from Marco Djuricin and Philipp Hofmann secured the Bees their second win in as many matches, lifting them up to 15th in the table.
QPR’s attempts to win an instant return to the Premier League continues to stutter as they could on muster a goalless draw at home to Sheffield Wednesday.
The R’s have now won juts once in their last seven outings, while the Owls – a place and a point above them – are unbeaten in six.
Chris Powell’s Huddersfield secured a 2-0 win over MK Dons to give them a four-point gap above the drop zone.
Nahki Wells and Jamie Paterson netted the goals to end Town’s run of three matches without a win.
Player of the Week: Paul Gallagher (Preston)
Team of the Week: Brentford
Goal of the Week: Nick Blackman (Reading)