Abel Hernandez struck his 18th goal of the season to help guide Hull City back to the top of the Sky Bet Championship on Matchday 31.Mohamed Diame was also on target as Steve Bruce’s side defeated Blackburn Rovers 2-0 to go back ahead of nearest rivals Middlesbrough, who could only manage a goalless stalemate with Leeds United on Monday night.
Lee Johnson got his Bristol City tenure off to a flying start with Aden Flint scoring twice in the first half to overcome Ipswich at Ashton Gate.
The Robins are now five points clear of 22nd-placed Rotherham United, who drew 0-0 with Birmingham City despite having two players sent off.
Gary Rowett’s side, however, moved up a place in the Sky Bet Championship to seventh due to Derby’s 1-0 home defeat by MK Dons.
Sheffield Wednesday are up to fifth after a convincing 4-0 win over Brentford, who played the majority of the match with 10 men.
Fulham produced one of the best performances of the day to defeat Queens Park Rangers 3-1 at Loftus Road. Slavisa Jokanovic sealed his first win as the club’s boss in the process.
Brighton and Hove Albion eventually prevailed 3-2 in a close encounter at the AMEX Stadium against Bolton Wanderers, while Huddersfield Town ended Nottingham Forest’s 13-match unbeaten run with a 2-0 win at the City Ground.
Preston North End took all three points from Molineux following a 2-1 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers, Reading drew 0-0 with Burnley while Charlton Athletic also drew 0-0 against Cardiff City.
Here are all the Sky Bet Championship results from Matchday 31:
Saturday 13th February 2016
Blackburn Rovers 0-2 Hull City
Brighton & Hove Albion 3-2 Bolton Wanderers
Bristol City 2-1 Ipswich Town
Charlton Athletic 0-0 Cardiff City
Derby County 0-1 Milton Keynes Dons
Nottingham Forest 0-2 Huddersfield Town
Reading 0-0 Burnley
Rotherham United 0-0 Birmingham City
Sheffield Wednesday 4-0 Brentford
Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-2 Preston North End
Monday 15th February 2016
Leeds United 0-0 Middlesbrough