Sheffield United continue to push for top spot in the Championship after beating Coventry 3-1. The win takes the Blades level on points with top-of-the-table Burnley after James McAtee fired the hosts into the lead.
Coventry had the chance to equalise just after the break, but Viktor Gyökeres had his spot-kick saved. Ciaran Clark and Tommy Doyle added two more for United before Gyökeres pulled one back for Coventry, but the Blades were forced to play out the rest of the game with 10 men after John Egan was shown a second yellow card in the 78th minute.
A Chuba Akpom hat-trick enabled Middlesbrough to return to winning ways with a 4-1 victory against Wigan at the Riverside Stadium to go 10th in the table. Marcus Forss opened the scoring for Boro before Akpom scored twice in 10 minutes after the break. Thelo Aasgaard pulled one back for the Latics, but Akpom wrapped up the match with his third goal of the game in stoppage time.
Millwall continued to pile on the pressure in their battle for a playoff spot after beating 10-man Watford 2-0. Hassane Kamara was shown a red card in the 38th minute after clashing with the goalkeeper George Long. The Lions capitalised through Andreas Voglsammer and Zian Flemming to move two points behind the Hornets, who drop to fourth.
Sunderland are also pushing for a playoff spot after a stoppage-time goal from Ellis Simms enabled the Black Cats to come from behind to beat Blackburn 2-1. On his first start for the club since returning from injury, Ross Stewart gave Blackburn the lead with an unfortunate own goal from Tyler Morton’s free-kick. The Scot quickly put Sunderland back on level terms by scoring from the spot before the substitute Simms snatched the win with a neat finish in the bottom corner.
Bottom-of-the-table Huddersfield came from behind to beat Preston 2-1. Ched Evans put the Preston ahead but two goals in 10 minutes from Jordan Rhodes and Kaine Hayden saw the Terriers fight back to snatch three points.
West Brom move up to 12th after goals from Matt Phillips and Brandon Thomas-Asante secured a 2-0 win at Bristol City.
Oscar Estupiñán earned a point for Hull at home to 10-man Blackpool. Sonny Carey put the visitors in front in the first half but Jordan Thorniley was shown a red card eight minutes after the break. Estupiñán’s ninth goal of the campaign levelled the scores with 13 minutes to go.
An own goal from Lee Peltier meant Rotherham and Stoke shared the spoils from a 2-2 draw. The Millers took the lead through a Jordan Thompson own goal, before Tyrese Campbell equalised. Conor Washington fired Rotherham back in front only for Peltier to put through his own net 10 minutes from time.
In the late kick-off Luton beat Norwich 2-1 despite having Gabriel Osho sent off after 80 minutes with the score level at 1-1. Nine minutes later Cauley Woodrow scored the winner for the home side to lift them to 12th.