CHAMPIONSHIP leaders Huddersfield saw their lead at the top reduced to a point after suffering defeat at Brighton on Tuesday.
Dave Wagner’s side were frustrated by the Seagulls and were beaten late on thanks to Anthony Knockaert’s late strike from distance, which slipped through the fingers of visiting keeper Danny Ward.
Newcastle’s 6-0 win at QPR and Barnsley’s 4-0 romp at Wolves, courtesy of goals from Conor Hourihane, Adam Hammill, Saidy Janko and Tom Bradshaw, moved both victors to within a point of top spot.
Jacob Murphy struck twice to secure Norwich a 2-1 home win over Wigan, who set up a nervy finish after Jordi Gomez pulled a goal back late on.
Sheffield Wednesday came from two-down to claim a point at home to Bristol City.
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Chelsea loanee Tammy Abraham continued his impressive start to life for the Robins as he netted twice in the first half for the visitors, taking his tally to eight for the season.
Steven Fletcher pulled one back for the Owls before they were reduced to ten men when Sam Hutchinson was given his matching orders for a professional foul.
Gary O’Neill was then shown a second yellow for City before Lee Tomlin missed a penalty to stretch their advantage. And they were punished when Barry Bannan levelled with 15 minutes remaining.
Elsewhere, Tom Clarke, Callum Robinson and Jordan Hugill all netted as Preston claimed their second win of the season against Cardiff to climb out of the bottom three.
Luke Varney earned Ipswich their first away win of the campaign as they were 1-0 winners at Derby.
Teenage sensation Ryan Sessegnon was the saviour for Fulham as they drew 1-1 at home to Burton.
His injury time equaliser sealed a share of the spoils for Slavisa Jokanovic’s side and cancelled out Jackson Irvine’s earlier effort.
Kyle Bartley’s 86th-minute winner relieved some of the pressure on his Leeds United boss Garry Monk and he sealed a vital 2-1 home win over bottom side Blackburn.
Chris Wood had given the Lilywhites the lead before Marvin Emnes equalised, but the visitors were unable to hold on for a point and remain at the foot of the table.
In the evening’s late kick off, Reading and Birmingham City fought out a goalless draw.