Bournemouth extended their lead at the top of the Sky Bet Championship table to four points after a 2-0 win at Millwall.Yann Kermorgant's penalty broke the deadlock and Harry Arter doubled the advantage before half-time, while the Lions had Shaun Williams sent off late on.
With second-placed Ipswich Town and fellow promotion hopefuls Derby County not in action, Middlesbrough moved up to third thanks to a goalless draw at Blackburn Rovers.
Wolverhampton Wanderers continued their recent resurgence with a 2-1 defeat of Brentford at Molineux which included a couple of own goals and a red card.
Nouha Dicko put Wanderers ahead early on and James Tarkowski put the ball in his own net to give the hosts breathing space, before Kevin McDonald was dismissed and Danny Batth also scored at the wrong end to set up a tense finish.
Birmingham City made it six wins from their last nine Championship matches when prevailing 3-1 at Nottingham Forest, with Clayton Donaldson bagging a brace after David Cotterill had broken the deadlock, while Britt Assombalonga netted a late consolation for the hosts.
Basement dwellers Blackpool came from behind to draw 1-1 with Rotherham United at Bloomfield Road, with Dominic Telford equalising late on after Emmanuel Ledesma had opened the scoring.
Adlene Guedioura bagged a brace and Odion Ighalo and Gabriele Angella also netted as Watford won 4-2 at Cardiff City, with Adam Le Fondre and Kenwyne Jones replying for the Bluebirds.
Huddersfield Town recovered from conceding a first-minute Darren Pratley goal to beat Bolton Wanderers 2-1 thanks to strikes from Jacob Butterfield and Nahki Wells.
Hal Robson-Kanu's penalty and a Simon Cox effort helped Steve Clarke's Reading edge out Norwich City 2-1, with Bradley Johnson on target for the third time in two games for the Canaries.