Troy Deeney's double fired Watford to the top of the Sky Bet Championship courtesy of a 2-0 win at Wigan Athletic.Deeney grabbed the opener in the 54th minute when he headed in a cross from Adlene Guedioura, and the Hornets skipper made the game safe from the penalty spot in stoppage time.
Middlesbrough are second on goal difference thanks to Patrick Bamford's 16th goal of the season which secured a 1-0 victory at promotion rivals Derby County.
Bamford struck in the 64th minute, latching on to Lee Tomlin's through-ball and skipping past Rams goalkeeper Lee Grant before firing home.
Bournemouth, who started the evening on top, slipped to third after a 1-1 draw at Cardiff City.
Harry Arter saw them into an early lead with a 25-yard screamer but Bruno Manga powered in a header to equalise in the second half.
Norwich City moved up to fourth after a crazy last few seconds at Huddersfield Town.
Wes Hoolahan had cancelled out Ishmael Miller's opener but James Vaughan appeared to have won it for Huddersfield with a stoppage-time penalty.
But Vaughan promptly blotted his copybook by getting sent off for his celebration and moments later City's Jamar Loza popped up with an equaliser to secure a 2-2 draw.
Andre Gray's late goal kept Brentford in the Play-Off places as they sank Blackburn Rovers 3-2 at Ewood Park.
The Bees twice came from behind as goals from Chris Long and Jota cancelled out strikes from Rudy Gestede and Chris Taylor.
And Gray bundled in his 15th goal of the season six minutes from time to snatch a dramatic victory.
Ipswich Town stay a point behind Brentford after Jay Tabb's scuffed shot bounced through a crowd of players and into the net to sink Bolton Wanderers 1-0.
Wolverhampton Wanderers also remain in the hunt as goals from Bakary Sako, Benik Afobe and James Henry wrapped up a 3-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday.
At the bottom, Blackpool were shoved closer to relegation to Sky Bet League 1 by a familiar face as they went down 3-0 at home to Charlton Athletic.
Chris Eagles, who scored for the Seasiders at Charlton in December, grabbed the opener and further goals from Simon Church and Johann Berg Gudmundsson left Blackpool 18 points adrift of safety with eight matches left.
Millwall also remain deep in relegation trouble after a goalless draw at home to Brighton & Hove Albion.