Burnley extended their lead at the top of the Sky Bet Championship with a 3-1 win at Huddersfield Town.
Goals from Stephen Ward, Sam Vokes and Ben Mee extended the Clarets’ winning run to six matches.
Hull City had a chance to move into second, but could only manage a 1-1 draw with struggling Milton Keynes Dons.
MK’s point was matched by Rotherham who fought back superbly from 3-0 down to draw at home to Derby County, and Bristol City won 2-1 at Fulham to edge them three points further from the relegation zone.
Bolton Wanderers remain rooted to the bottom after a defeat to local rivals Preston North End.
Sheffield Wednesday’s emphatic win at Nottingham Forest kept them in sixth, with Cardiff City on their tails after defeating Ipswich in Wales.
Elsewhere, Queens Park Rangers cruised past Brentford 3-0 in a west London Derby, while Leeds United won 2-1 at Blackburn Rovers in a lunchtime clash.
On Sunday, Charlton Athletic inflicted a second successive defeat upon Middlesbrough, as Jorge Teixeira and Callum Harriott goals reduced their gap to safety to five points. In the lunchtime game, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Birmingham City drew 0-0 at Molineux.
Sky Bet Championship results:
Saturday 12th March 2016
Blackburn Rovers 1-2 Leeds United
Bolton Wanderers 1-2 Preston North End
Cardiff City 1-0 Ipswich Town
Fulham 1-2 Bristol City
Huddersfield Town 1-3 Burnley
Hull City 1-1 Milton Keynes Dons
Nottingham Forest 0-3 Sheffield Wednesday
Queens Park Rangers 3-0 Brentford
Rotherham 3-3 Derby County
Sunday 13th March 2016
Charlton Athletic 2-0 Middlesbrough
Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-0 Birmingham City