Alex Neil enjoyed a dream start to his reign as Norwich City boss as the 10-man Canaries came from behind to win 2-1 at Sky Bet Championship leaders AFC Bournemouth.Matt Ritchie put the hosts ahead, but City hit back with goals from Gary Hooper and Cameron Jerome, despite having Jonny Howson sent off in between.
Derby County leapfrogged Ipswich Town into second place with a 1-0 victory at Portman Road, where Chris Martin continued his prolific run of form by netting for the 18th time this season to leave the Rams only below the Cherries on goal difference.
Middlesbrough stayed fourth following a goalless draw at Reading, while Brentford moved up to fifth thanks to a 1-0 home win over Rotherham United, with Stuart Dallas getting the deciding goal.
Watford slipped down to sixth after suffering a 3-1 loss at Huddersfield Town, where Nahki Wells, James Vaughan and Joel Lynch netted for the hosts and the Hornets could only respond through Odion Ighalo.
Down at the bottom, there was a welcome victory for basement dwellers Blackpool, with Peter Clarke bagging the only goal of the game against fellow strugglers Millwall.
Clayton Donaldson hit a hat-trick for Birmingham City as they beat Wigan Athletic 3-1, with the Latics only able to reply through James McClean at St Andrew's.
Bolton Wanderers' clash with Leeds United ended all square at 1-1, with Rodolph Austin putting the visitors ahead with an early penalty but Eidur Gudjohnsen levelled from the spot for Wanderers soon after the break.
Cardiff City celebrated their switch back to traditional blue shirts with a 1-0 defeat of Fulham, with Sean Morrison doing the damage after 14 minutes.
Rohan Ince netted as Brighton & Hove Albion won by the same scoreline at Charlton Athletic and Sheffield Wednesday prevailed 2-0 at Nottingham Forest thanks to goals from Kieran Lee and Chris Maguire.
On Sunday, Wolverhampton Wanderers ran out 1-0 winners against Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park.
The victory was secured when Dave Edwards struck just after half-time, and the three points took Kenny Jackett’s men back to within one point of the Play-Offs, while Blackburn are now six adrift of the top six.