West Bromwich Albion continue to charge towards promotion after a hectic round of midweek action in the Sky Bet Championship.
The Baggies fell behind at Reading after Kyle Bartley’s handball conceded a penalty, which was converted by George Puscas before Matheus Pereira equalised on the rebound after his initial volley was blocked.
Kyle Bartley then grabbed an early second half winner for West Brom when he headed in from Filip Krovinovic’s cross, sending them six points clear of second-placed Leeds who drew 1-1 at fourth-placed Brentford.Embed from Getty Images
Fulham stay third after seeing Aleksandr Mitrovic’s third minute opener cancelled out four minutes later by Jon Daoi Bodvarsson in a tightly fought draw at Millwall
Nottingham Forest slipped to fifth after Lyle Taylor’s strike from Naby Sarr’s cross gifted Charlton a shock win at the City Ground.
Preston round out the top six after Alan Browne and Tom Barkhuizen both fired in from second half corners to defeat Stoke.
Down in the relegation zone, Luton moved off the bottom after James Collins’ effort clinched victory over Sheffield Wednesday.
Barnsley therefore fell to the foot of the Championship after falling to a Scott Hogan strike as Birmingham snatched a late win at Oakwell.
Wigan now sit four points from safety after Harold Moukoudi’s headed own goal gifted them a point at home to Middlesbrough, having gone behind to a Lewis Wing brace after initially leading through Sam Morsy’s first half screamer.Embed from Getty Images
Elsewhere, Bristol City survived a second-half fightback from Derby to win 3-2 to keep pace with Preston despite sitting outside the Play-Offs on goal difference.
Blackburn ran riot in an eight minute spell to grab a late three goal home win over Hull, who have now conceded nine and scored two in their last three matches.
Cardiff comfortably defeated Huddersfield n a three goal rout to climb to eighth and now sit four points outside a Play-Off spot.
Finally, Swansea held QPR to a goalless draw at the Liberty Stadium.