West Bromwich Albion continue their march towards promotion as the Sky Bet Championship returned from November’s international break.
Hal Robson-Kanu’s 10th minute strike put the Baggies ahead, only for Wednesday to equalise through a Steven Fletcher penalty early in the second-half after Filip Krovinovic brought down Kieran Lee.
Charlie Austin then sealed victory for West Brom with a 86th minute penalty, following Matheus Pereira’s foul by Keiren Westwood. Liam Palmer was then sent off for the Owls after a late challenge on Grady Diangana as the Baggies held on for the win.
Leeds moved up to second after Matty Pearson’s own goal gifted them a late win at Luton, having seen Patrick Bamford’s opener cancelled out by James Collins.
That defeat meant that the Hatters drop into the relegation zone after Middlesbrough clung on for a scrappy 2-2 draw against Hull, despite seeing Marvin Johnson sent off for a dangerous 37th minute tackle on Eric Lichaj.Embed from Getty Images
Preston meanwhile slid to third after falling to a scrappy goal by Martyn Waghorn at Derby.
Aboubakar Kamara’s brace lifted Fulham into fourth after coming from behind against QPR, who had led third Jordan Hugill’s third minute opener
A goalless draw at Bristol City was enough to send Nottingham Forest fifth whilst the Robins sit seventh, with Swansea sandwiching the pair in sixth after a Jed Wallace free-kick screamer secured Millwall their first away win of the season.Embed from Getty Images
Down at the bottom, Gerhard Struber’s debut as Barnsley’s new manager ended in defeat as the Tykes fell 3-2 at Blackburn, in which Bradley Dack netted the opening and closing goals for Rovers.
Stoke made it two wins from two under Michael O’Neill after Mame Biram Diouf gifted them a late winner over Wigan.
Sam Morsy put the Latics ahead shortly before half-time after pouncing on a defensive mix-up between Tom Edwards and Jack Butland, only for Danny Batth and Diouf to overturn the deficit with second-half poke ins.
Elsewhere, Ollie Watkins’ header from Mathias Jensen’s cross gifted Brentford victory over Reading, as the Bees climbed to eighth.
Charlton blew a two goal lead as excellent second-half strikes from Nathaniel Mendez-Laing and Lee Tomlin rescued Cardiff a point in an entertaining 2-2 draw.
Finally, Marc Roberts’ header earned Birmingham City a point in a tight encounter with Huddersfield, who initially led through Frazier Campbell’s effort from a Trevor Chalobah through-ball.