Ipswich Town moved third in the Sky Bet Championship as the seven teams in action from the top eight all won.Leaders Derby County wrapped up a 2-0 win over Charlton Athletic with two goals in the first 17 minutes from Jeff Hendrick and Jesse Lingard, to preserve their two-point advantage over Middlesbrough.
The Teessiders beat Bolton 1-0, with Albert Adomah scoring in the 34th minute.
Ipswich beat Birmingham City 4-2 to leapfrog Bournemouth, who take on ninth-placed Nottingham Forest on Wednesday.
Tyrone Mings opened the scoring and Freddie Sears scored twice to put Town in control at 3-1 and though David Davis twice cut Birmingham's deficit to a single goal, Kevin Bru's late strike clinched the three points for the hosts.
Fifth-placed Norwich City came from behind to win 2-1 at 10th-placed Blackburn Rovers, Cameron Jerome and Bradley Johnson on target for the visitors after Alex Baptiste's opener.
The in-form Odion Ighalo scored twice as Watford enjoyed a 3-0 win over Rotherham United. Troy Deeney got the other goal.
Jon Toral's hat-trick led Brentford to a 4-0 win over rock-bottom Blackpool. Andre Gray also scored while Blackpool had Charles Dunne sent off just before half-time.
Wolves beat Fulham 3-0, with Bakary Sako's double adding to Danny Batth's opener, while the two Yorkshire teams rounding out the top half also won.
Sheffield Wednesday kept Millwall in the relegation zone with a 3-1 win. All four goals came in the second half with Lewis McGugan, Atdhe Nuhiu and Stevie May striking for Wednesday before Diego Fabbrini's late consolation.
Huddersfield Town won 3-0 against Reading thanks to goals from Harry Bunn, Nahki Wells and Ishmael Miller.
Aron Gunnarsson scored the only goal as Cardiff beat relegation-threatened Wigan Athletic 1-0 but Brighton & Hove Albion boosted their survival hopes with a 2-0 success against improving Leeds United - Sam Baldock and Inigo Calderon with the goals.