Leeds United returned to the top of the Championship after a 2-1 victory over Swansea City, Marcelo Bielsa's side leapfrogging Norwich City – who lost at Preston North End.

Leeds had started Wednesday two points behind Norwich but goals from Pontus Jansson and Jack Harrison were enough to move them back to the summit.

Oliver McBurnie did pull one back for Swansea with a late penalty but it was too little too late as Leeds sealed an 18th win of the campaign midweek.

Leeds have a one-point advantage over Norwich thanks to stunning display from Preston – managed by former Canaries boss Alex Neil – at Deepdale.

CANARIES KNOCKED OFF THEIR PERCH

Preston quickly opened up a 2-0 lead over Norwich as Ben Davies and Paul Gallagher beat Tim Krul. 

Marco Stiepermann missed a penalty before the break and when Sean Maguire scored Preston's third, Norwich were beaten.

Teemu Pukki grabbed a consolation in stoppage time but it was never going to be enough to stop them dropping down to second position following the 3-1 defeat.

Sheffield United are hot on their heels after a 1-0 win over 10-man Middlesbrough, Richard Stearman's first goal of the season enough to move the Blades within two points of the automatic promotion places.

 

LAMPARD LEFT FRUSTRATED

With Middlesbrough losing, Derby County had the chance to move into the top-six but they could only take a point at bottom club Ipswich Town after a 1-1 draw.

Tom Lawrence gave Derby an early lead at Portman Road but Jon Nolan rescued a point minutes after coming off the bench for Paul Lambert's strugglers.

"The team performance wasn't good enough," said a frustrated Frank Lampard. "If there was a natural complacency from going 1-0 up, then we got taught a lesson."

 

SMITH LOSES ON BRENTFORD RETURN

Dean Smith's first trip back to Brentford ended in a 1-0 defeat as his Aston Villa side conceded in the 91st minute at Griffin Park, Neal Maupay netting his 18th goal of the campaign.

"We are getting further away [from the promotion picture] at the moment because we're not picking up points," said a dejected Smith. "We have to take stock of it now and make sure we go and get a result against West Brom."

Elsewhere, Reading lifted themselves out of the relegation zone with a 2-1 victory over Blackburn Rovers, while Stoke City are four games without a win after a goalless draw against Wigan Athletic.

Middlesbrough gave their Premier League promotion hopes a big boost with a thrilling 3-2 victory at West Brom.

With the Championship's top two, Leeds United and Norwich City, not playing until later on Saturday, Boro earned an impressive victory in the match between the sides sitting fourth and fifth courtesy of a late double from substitute Britt Assombalonga.

Third-placed Sheffield United also won, beating Bolton Wanderers 2-0 at home to move above Norwich into second, at least temporarily.

Bristol City saw off Swansea City 2-0 to move into the play-off positions, while Brentford recorded an extraordinary 5-2 win over Blackburn Rovers.

Birmingham City, Hull City, Sheffield Wednesday and Wigan Athletic also earned victories, while Reading's match with Aston Villa ended in a goalless draw, as did Millwall's clash with Rotherham United.

 

BIG BOOST FOR BORO

It looked like Boro were in trouble at the Hawthorns after George Saville's opener had been overturned by strikes from Jay Rodriguez and Dwight Gayle. 

Defeat would have left them six points behind the top four, but Assombalonga had other ideas with two goals in an eight-minute spell, capitalising on a mistake from Chris Brunt for the winner, as Tony Pulis returned to West Brom for the first time since being sacked.

Sheffield United kept up the pressure on the teams at the top courtesy of Billy Sharp, who set up a second-half goal for David McGoldrick before netting one himself.

In-form Bristol moved above Derby County, who drew with Preston North End on Friday, into sixth with Andreas Weimann and Callum O'Dowda netting after the break against Swansea to give Lee Johnson a seventh straight victory in all competitions.

 

BLACKBURN IN SHOCKING COLLAPSE

Blackburn would have been within a point of the play-offs had they defeated Brentford at Griffin Park, but instead they fell to a stunning defeat.

Bradley Dack's low strike and a Danny Graham header had them two goals up inside seven minutes but Said Benrahma promptly got one back for the hosts after a lethal counter-attack.

Brentford then scored four times in the final 32 minutes, as Ollie Watkins' double and strikes from Neal Maupay and Sergi Canos left Blackburn stunned.

Birmingham and Hull recorded 2-0 wins over Nottingham Forest and Stoke City respectively, with the Potters seeing debutant Sam Vokes miss a spot-kick.

 

WIGAN GAIN GROUND AT THE BOTTOM

Wigan were the only team in the bottom six to taste victory, beating QPR 2-1 at home to move seven points clear of the drop zone. Josh Windass and Leon Clarke scored in either half, with Bright Samuel's late response for Steve McClaren's men only proving a consolation.

Bottom-of-the-table Ipswich Town went down to a heart-breaking 1-0 home loss to Sheffield Wednesday after Lucas Joao's last-minute winner in Steve Bruce's first game in charge.

Martin O'Neill registered his first win as Nottingham Forest manager as Leeds United moved three points clear at the top of the Championship on Saturday.

Several second-tier sides were in FA Cup action, but there were still some big results in the league, with Leeds returning to winning ways while Forest and Blackburn Rovers kept up the presser on the top six.

Norwich City and Sheffield United battled to a draw, losing pace behind Leeds, while Aston Villa defeated strugglers Ipswich Town.

Stoke City had beaten Leeds last week, but their difficult season continued with a humbling home reverse at the hands of Preston North End.

LEEDS BATTLE BACK

Having lost last week, Leeds needed to show a response and their trip to Rotherham United did not start well, trailing to Semi Ajayi's opener for the hosts at the break.

But Mateusz Klich came up with a response following the restart, netting after 51 minutes to set up a tense finale. The same man then delivered to complete a turnaround, striking the winner four minutes from time.

Marcelo Bielsa's mood would have improved further upon seeing the result at Carrow Road, where Billy Sharp twice cancelled out Norwich goals as Sheffield United earned a 2-2 draw.

Leeds now hold a three-point advantage over second-placed Norwich, with the Blades a further three points back after leapfrogging West Brom.

O'NEILL UP AND RUNNING

Forest's first home match under former favourite O'Neill had underwhelmed, with Bristol City claiming a 1-0 win at the City Ground last time out.

But the Reds' fortunes improved on Saturday. Despite registering just three shots on target against Wigan Athletic, O'Neill's men ran out 3-1 winners. Joe Lolley, Matty Cash and Adlene Guedioura were on target.

Although Forest climbed the table with victory, they remain below Blackburn after Tony Mowbray's side sealed an impressive 3-0 victory against Hull City.

Villa are also in the play-off picture following a 2-1 defeat of lowly Ipswich. Tammy Abraham continued his outstanding form with a brace.

STOKE STUTTER AGAIN

The Potters would have hoped that their fortunes had turned with the arrival of Nathan Jones and a win against Leeds last week, but a wretched campaign was punctuated with another dismal defeat on Saturday.

Preston clinched a 2-0 win at Stoke with goals through Alan Browne and Brad Potts.

A side plying their trade in the Premier League just 12 months ago remain 15th in the Championship, with just one win in eight across all competitions.

Teemu Pukki's 86th-minute winner against Blackburn Rovers sent Norwich City back to the top of the Championship on Saturday, while QPR triumphed 1-0 at Nottingham Forest to end the longest away hoodoo in English football.

Norwich looked set to endure frustration at Ewood Park, but Pukki's late strike - one of countless late goals for the Canaries this term - earned a 1-0 win and ensured they moved two points ahead of Leeds United, who host Aston Villa on Sunday.

West Brom kept up the pressure on the top two with a resounding 4-0 win at Rotherham United as Dwight Gayle scored a hat-trick, yet fellow promotion chasers Derby County and Sheffield United were each held to draws - enabling Middlesbrough to move fourth with a 1-0 win at Reading - who appointed Jose Gomes as Paul Clement's replacement after the final whistle.

QPR's victory at the City Ground, secured by Toni Leistner's 45th-minute goal, represented a landmark success. Rangers had never previously won in 34 visits to Forest - the longest run without ever winning away at an opponent in all English competitions.

A day after parting company with Jos Luhukay, Sheffield Wednesday won 1-0 at home to Preston North End, who had Ben Pearson sent off after just 26 minutes.

 

MORE PERFECT PUKKI TIMING

In recent weeks, Pukki has scored a dramatic injury-time clincher against Millwall, a game-sealing third goal versus Rotherham with six minutes remaining and another last-gasp winner to sink Bolton Wanderers.

The Finland international once again came up with the goods late on at Blackburn, tapping home an Onel Hernandez cross to secure a precious three points.

RAMPANT BAGGIES BRING UP HALF-CENTURY

Third-placed West Brom are comfortably the highest scorers in the division and took their tally to 50 at New York Stadium.

Gayle was the star of the show, grabbing a treble inside 54 minutes to take his tally for the season to 13, while Harvey Barnes was also on target.

A miserable afternoon for Rotherham, who remain three points above the relegation zone, was summed up by Ryan Manning hitting the post with a 76th-minute penalty.

Out-of-form Wigan Athletic also suffered a heavy defeat on Saturday, going down 3-0 at home to Birmingham City, who sit eighth.

 

IPSWICH EDGE CLOSER

The only team in the bottom five to pick up a point was Ipswich - the Championship's bottom side following up last week's win over Wigan with an impressive 1-1 draw against Sheffield United.

Paul Lambert's men are now just four points from safety, with fellow strugglers Bolton Wanderers and Millwall suffering respective defeats to Brentford and Stoke City.

Patrick Bamford returned from injury to send Leeds United back to the Championship summit for at least a few hours as he scored the winner in a 1-0 victory at Bolton Wanderers, while sixth-placed Middlesbrough lost 2-1 away to QPR.

Striker Bamford had been out since the end of August due to a knee injury, but he needed just five minutes to make the difference at Bolton to send Leeds back above Norwich, who face Bristol City later on Saturday.

Middlesbrough's difficult run continued with a defeat to QPR, though Aston Villa and Stoke City missed the opportunity to get right on their heels, as they drew 2-2 in Birmingham.

There was also a 2-2 draw in Blackburn, as Birmingham City came from 2-0 down to secure a point, while Swansea City's 2-1 win at home to Sheffield Wednesday saw them close to within four points of the play-off places.

 

BAMFORD BACK WITH A BANG

An outing with Leeds' Under-23s in the week would have boosted Bamford's confidence ahead of the trip to Bolton, as he scored a hat-trick for the club's second sting.

After that, he needed little time to make an impact following his introduction from the bench in the 61st minute, racing on to a Pablo Hernandez pass and coolly slotting home.

Bolton felt they should have been given a penalty seven minutes from the end when Kalvin Phillips tangled with Craig Noone.

But Leeds escaped to clinch a scrappy fifth successive victory in the pouring rain, putting the pressure back on Norwich ahead of their trip to Bristol.

 

MIDDLESBROUGH OPEN DOOR TO FOREST

Tony Pulis' Middlesbrough failed to win for a fourth successive match on Saturday, as they went down 2-1 at QPR.

Pawel Wszolek gave the hosts an early lead when prodding home, before George Saville levelled things just after the break with a fine strike from the edge of the box.

That did not last, however – Nahki Wells restoring QPR's advantage soon after and the away side never found a way back.

The result leaves Boro just two points ahead of seventh-placed Nottingham Forest, who travel to rivals Derby County on Monday.

 

LAMBERT OFF THE MARK WITH IPSWICH

Ipswich Town claimed their first win under manager Paul Lambert as they defeated Wigan Athletic 1-0 at home.

Lambert took charge of rock-bottom Town at the end of October and went into Saturday's game on the back of four consecutive defeats.

Freddie Sears got the only goal of the game 23 minutes from the end, his deflected effort settling a game that was impacted by the miserable conditions in East Anglia.

Lambert hugged every Ipswich player at full-time, such was the relief brought by victory, and they moved to within five points of safety, as Millwall lost 3-2 at Preston North End and Reading drew 1-1 away to Rotherham United.

Holders Chelsea will begin their FA Cup defence with a home tie against Nottingham Forest, while Arsenal could face non-league opposition in the third round.

The Blues beat Manchester United 1-0 at Wembley in May thanks to an Eden Hazard penalty, in what proved to be Antonio Conte's last game as head coach.

Championship Forest were 4-2 winners over Arsenal in the third round last season and Unai Emery's men could have a venture into the unknown if Solihull Moors of the National League can overcome League One Blackpool in a second-round replay.

Premier League leaders Manchester City, who were knocked out by Wigan Athletic in the fifth round last season, entertain Rotherham United.

City's neighbours United are also at home to Championship strugglers in the form of Reading.

Liverpool will travel to Wolves in one of only two all-Premier League ties, with Bournemouth hosting Brighton and Hove Albion.

Tottenham, still seeking their first trophy under Mauricio Pochettino, face a trip to Merseyside against either Southport of the National League North or League Two Tranmere Rovers.

Ties will take place between January 4-7.

FA Cup third round – draw in full

Bolton Wanderers v Walsall or Sunderland
Millwall v Hull City
Gillingham v Cardiff City
Brentford v Oxford United
Sheffield Wednesday v Luton Town
Manchester United v Reading
Everton v Lincoln City
Tranmere Rovers or Southport v Tottenham
Preston North End v Doncaster Rovers
Newcastle United v Blackburn Rovers
Chelsea v Nottingham Forest
Crystal Palace v Grimsby Town
Derby County v Southampton
Accrington Stanley v Ipswich Town
Bristol City v Huddersfield Town
Wrexham or Newport County v Leicester City
Fulham v Oldham Athletic
Shrewsbury Town v Stoke City
Solihull Moors or Blackpool v Arsenal
Manchester City v Rotherham United
Bournemouth v Brighton and Hove Albion
West Ham v Birmingham City
Woking v Watford
Burnley v Barnsley
QPR v Leeds United
Sheffield United v Barnet
Norwich City v Portsmouth
Guiseley or Fleetwood v AFC Wimbledon
West Brom v Wigan Athletic
Middlesbrough v Peterborough United or Bradford City
Wolves v Liverpool
Aston Villa v Swansea City
 

Norwich City reclaimed top spot in the Championship after battling back to beat Rotherham United 3-1 at Carrow Road. 

Daniel Farke's side responded well to the setback of Leeds United's earlier win at Sheffield United and an 11th-minute goal from Rotherham's Richard Towell to claim all three points. 

Nottingham Forest and Derby County boosted their play-off ambitions, while Birmingham City overtook Stoke City thanks to a late equaliser from Reading. 

At the other end of the table, Hull City claimed a hugely important win away from home, but things continue to look bleak for Ipswich Town. 

NORWICH SHOW SPIRIT AS FOREST JUMP INTO TOP SIX

Leeds' late winner at Sheffield United and Towell's close-range finish left Norwich fans feeling fairly anxious at half-time.

However, Todd Cantwell finished from Teemu Pukki's set-up to restore parity with his first goal for the club, and the scorer turned provider when he sent Max Aarons through to make it 2-1.

Pukki buried a third to ensure Norwich go back to the top, a point above Leeds, while Rotherham slip to 20th in the table.

Sheffield United's day was made worse by Nottingham Forest's 2-0 win over Ipswich, which puts Aitor Karanka's side fifth and leaves the Tractor Boys seven points from safety.

STOKE STUMBLE IN PLAY-OFF CHASE AS BIRMINGHAM END PRESTON RUN

Stoke looked to be heading for three points after Benik Afobe and Tom Ince overturned Marc McNulty's opener for Reading, but Modou Barrow made it 2-2 in the fourth minute of injury time to deny Gary Rowett's side. 

Birmingham, meanwhile, climbed into eighth in the table after goals from Maikel Kieftenbeld, Jacques Maghoma and Che Adams secured an impressive 3-0 win over Preston North End, who saw their nine-game unbeaten run in the league come to an end. 

Derby held on to a 2-1 win over Swansea City to move level on points with Sheffield United, while Blackburn Rovers stayed in the top-six hunt after Danny Graham's hat-trick inspired a 4-2 win over Sheffield Wednesday.

HULL STUN QPR AS BOLTON STAY IN BOTTOM THREE

Queens Park Rangers saw their recent resurgence come to an end when they were shocked by Hull in a five-goal thriller at Loftus Road.

Steve McClaren's side had only lost one of their last nine, but two goals from Jarrod Bowen helped the visitors to a 3-2 victory that puts two points between them and the relegation zone.

Bolton Wanderers held Wigan to a 1-1 draw that had looked set to lift them out of the bottom three until Reading's late leveller, although only Christian Doidge's goal-line clearance stopped Lee Evans from giving the visitors the win in the dying moments.

Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest played out a remarkable 5-5 draw in the Championship on Wednesday, with Tammy Abraham netting four goals.

Forest's Joe Lolley scored the pick of the bunch in an incredible encounter at Villa Park, where the clash swung back in the hosts' favour when Tobias Figueiredo saw red.

West Brom continued their fine run to move within three points of leaders Norwich City, while Derby County's inconsistent form continued at Stoke City. 

Three goals in the space of nine second-half minutes saw Bristol City overcome lowly Ipswich Town and, elsewhere, there were wins for Wigan Athletic and Birmingham City over Blackburn Rovers and Millwall respectively.

ABRAHAM STARS IN 10-GOAL THRILLER

Abraham would have been forgiven for thinking that four goals against Nottingham Forest should have proved enough to claim the points at Villa Park, but that was not to be the case.

The Chelsea loanee scored a first-half hat-trick to ensure Dean Smith's side went in on level terms at half-time, with Forest leading 2-0 and then 3-2 thanks to efforts from Lewis Grabban, Joao Carvalho and Matthew Cash.

Lolley's thunderbolt put Forest ahead six minutes after the restart, but Abraham capitalised on Figueiredo's sending off to restore parity once more before Anwar El Ghazi put Villa ahead for the first time.

They could not hold on, though – Grabban punishing the club he played for in the second half of last season when he nudged in from close range with eight minutes to play, moving Forest into the top six.

TRACTOR BOYS' WOES CONTINUE

Paul Lambert's wait for a first win as Ipswich Town boss rumbled on as his side conceded three times in nine minutes at home to Bristol City.

Freddie Sears put Ipswich ahead in the first half, but goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski diverted Famara Diedhiou's effort into his own net to hand City an equaliser and, in a flurry of action, the visitors eventually came out on top.

Sears swiftly restored Ipswich's lead, only for Jamie Paterson and Diedhiou to turn the game on its head in the space of five minutes.

Ipswich – six points adrift at the foot of the table – are now without a win on home soil since April, and have tasted victory just once in the Championship this season.

FORMER RAMS DUO COME OUT ON TOP

Derby County slipped out of the play-off places as Thomas Ince scored against his former club to claim a 2-1 win for 10-man Stoke City.

Sam Clucas' first Stoke goal opened the scoring, but Oghenekaro Etebo's red card made matters complicated for Gary Rowett against the side he left in the close-season.

Frank Lampard's side were fortunate that Bradley Johnson's apparent bite on Joe Allen was not spotted by the officials, however, before Harry Wilson curled in a typically excellent free-kick after the interval.

However, Ince would have the final say when he tucked home from Clucas' cross just after the hour.

BAGGIES BOUNCE INTO FOURTH

West Brom claimed a third successive victory as they came from behind to beat Swansea City 2-1 in south Wales.

Oli McBurnie's early effort put the hosts in front, but Craig Dawson responded with a looping header three minutes later.

And Darren Moore's side, who are now two points off the automatic promotion spots, completed the turnaround by half-time when Ahmed Hegazi nodded home.

Norwich City maintained their position at the Championship summit with a crushing 4-1 win away at Swansea City, while Leeds United remain three points behind them after beating Bristol City 2-0 at Elland Road.

Daniel Farke's side were in imperious form at the Liberty Stadium, securing a sixth straight win thanks to an own goal from Mike van der Hoorn and strikes from Emiliano Buendia, Marco Stiepermann and Teemu Pukki.

Leeds made light work of 10-man Bristol City thanks to goals from Kemar Roofe and Pablo Hernandez to remain on the Canaries' coattails, although they could be leapfrogged into second by Middlesbrough if they overcome Brentford in the late kick-off.

Derby County, meanwhile, kept up their promotion push with a 2-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday, Preston North End thumped Blackburn Rovers 4-1 and Hull City fell to a 2-0 home defeat to Nottingham Forest.

CANARIES SWAT ASIDE SWANS

Farke's side were ruthless against Swansea, racing into a 3-0 lead after just 37 minutes.

Van der Hoorn's own goal set them on their way before Buendia's cool finish and Stiepermann's tap-in put the game to bed before half-time.

Daniel James pulled one back for Graham Potter's side, but Pukki had the final say, adding a fourth on the hour mark.

LEEDS PUNISH CITY'S BROWNHILL

Leeds bounced back from their 4-1 defeat to West Brom before the international break with a routine win over Bristol City.

They did not have it all their own way, though, and only made the breakthrough after Josh Brownhill was dismissed 10 minutes into the second half for a second bookable offence.

The Yorkshire side took full advantage of Brownhill's recklessness, scoring through Roofe and Hernandez to keep up the pressure on Norwich.

MARRIOTT PROVES DECISIVE FOR DERBY

Jack Marriott scored his sixth goal in eight games as Frank Lampard's side came from behind to see off struggling Sheffield Wednesday.

The Owls – who have not won at home since August – went in front thanks to Adam Reach's goal, but Derby stormed back to erase the memory of their 3-0 defeat to Aston Villa a fortnight ago.

Harry Wilson pulled them level in the 29th minute before Marriott sealed all three points six minutes later.

In the day's other games, Rotherham United and Sheffield United drew 2-2 – as did Stoke City and Queens Park Rangers – Millwall and Bolton Wanderers played out a 1-1 result and Wigan Athletic were held to a goalless draw by Reading.

Norwich City produced a stunning late comeback to beat Millwall in a seven-goal thriller, while Jordan Hugill opened his Championship account for Middlesbrough in a comfortable win over Wigan Athletic.

It looked as though the Canaries were heading for a surprise home defeat having trailed 3-2, but injury-time goals from Teemu Pukki and Jordan Rhodes secured a breathless 4-3 win.

Daniel Farke's side consequently go top of the table, although Leeds United will reclaim top spot if they take a point against West Brom in Saturday's evening kick-off.

Boro also go, at least momentarily, into the top two, as they defeated Wigan 2-0, but Derby County suffered a heavy defeat at home to Aston Villa.

 

CANNY CANARIES SHOCK MILLWALL

Norwich, fresh from a 4-0 battering of Sheffield Wednesday last weekend, were leading with 11 minutes remaining at Carrow Road as goals from Pukki and Moritz Leitner cancelled Tom Elliott's opener.

But the visitors appeared to be on the way to the points when Ryan Leonard and Jed Wallace scored in quick succession to put Millwall in front.

However, with the clock edging into additional time, Rhodes slotted home and more late drama was to come when Pukki converted his second of the game.

Hugill's only goal for Boro this since joining on loan from West Ham had come in an EFL Cup tie against Rochdale in August, but he opened his account from the penalty spot after George Friend was felled and he then hammered home a second from Martin Braithwaite's cross.

Derby – who were unbeaten in six league games - could have also gone above Leeds, but John McGinn, Tammy Abraham and Conor Hourihane all registered in a 10-minute second-half spree to earn Villa a third straight win.

 

FOREST HELD, GOALS GALORE AT THE CITY GROUND

Nottingham Forest failed to leapfrog rivals Derby County after playing out a goalless draw at home to Stoke City.

Barrie McKay's stunner moved Swansea City up to seventh with a 1-0 win at Bolton Wanderers, while fellow play-off challengers Blackburn Rovers needed a Bradley Dack equaliser in a 1-1 draw with Rotherham United.

Che Adams' hat-trick was not enough to earn the win for Birmingham City, who had to recover from a brilliant Hull City fightback in a 3-3 draw.

Adams had helped Garry Monk's men to a 2-0 half-time lead, but Fraizer Campbell's double and Kamil Grosicki's strike put Hull in front before Adams had the last say six minutes from time.

There were plenty of goals at Loftus Road too, as QPR beat Brentford 3-2. The league's top scorer Neal Maupay put the visitors ahead before later being taken from the field on a stretcher with an apparent head injury.

But Massimo Luongo, Joel Lynch and Nahki Wells put QPR in control by the hour and Henrik Dalsgaard's goal proved a consolation.

Elsewhere, Preston were 1-0 winners at Bristol City and Reading played out a 2-2 draw with rock-bottom Ipswich Town.

Norwich City produced a stunning late comeback to beat Millwall in a seven-goal thriller, while Jordan Hugill opened his Championship account for Middlesbrough in a comfortable win over Wigan Athletic.

It looked as though the Canaries were heading for a surprise home defeat having trailed 3-2, but injury-time goals from Teemu Pukki and Jordan Rhodes secured a breathless 4-3 win.

Daniel Farke's side consequently go top of the table, although Leeds United will reclaim top spot if they take a point against West Brom in Saturday's evening kick-off.

Boro also go, at least momentarily, into the top two, as they defeated Wigan 2-0, but Derby County suffered a heavy defeat at home to Aston Villa.

 

CANNY CANARIES SHOCK MILLWALL

Norwich, fresh from a 4-0 battering of Sheffield Wednesday last weekend, were leading with 11 minutes remaining at Carrow Road as goals from Pukki and Moritz Leitner cancelled Tom Elliott's opener.

But the visitors appeared to be on the way to the points when Ryan Leonard and Jed Wallace scored in quick succession to put Millwall in front.

However, with the clock edging into additional time, Rhodes slotted home and more late drama was to come when Pukki converted his second of the game.

Hugill's only goal for Boro this since joining on loan from West Ham had come in an EFL Cup tie against Rochdale in August, but he opened his account from the penalty spot after George Friend was felled and he then hammered home a second from Martin Braithwaite's cross.

Derby – who were unbeaten in six league games - could have also gone above Leeds, but John McGinn, Tammy Abraham and Conor Hourihane all registered in a 10-minute second-half spree to earn Villa a third straight win.

 

FOREST HELD, GOALS GALORE AT THE CITY GROUND

Nottingham Forest failed to leapfrog rivals Derby County after playing out a goalless draw at home to Stoke City.

Barrie McKay's stunner moved Swansea City up to seventh with a 1-0 win at Bolton Wanderers, while fellow play-off challengers Blackburn Rovers needed a Bradley Dack equaliser in a 1-1 draw with Rotherham United.

Che Adams' hat-trick was not enough to earn the win for Birmingham City, who had to recover from a brilliant Hull City fightback in a 3-3 draw.

Adams had helped Garry Monk's men to a 2-0 half-time lead, but Fraizer Campbell's double and Kamil Grosicki's strike put Hull in front before Adams had the last say six minutes from time.

There were plenty of goals at Loftus Road too, as QPR beat Brentford 3-2. The league's top scorer Neal Maupay put the visitors ahead before later being taken from the field on a stretcher with an apparent head injury.

But Massimo Luongo, Joel Lynch and Nahki Wells put QPR in control by the hour and Henrik Dalsgaard's goal proved a consolation.

Elsewhere, Preston were 1-0 winners at Bristol City and Reading played out a 2-2 draw with rock-bottom Ipswich Town.

Leeds United are top of the Championship thanks to a 2-1 win at Wigan Athletic handed to them by an error from goalkeeper Christian Walton.

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