A 3-2 win to West Bromwich Albion over Preston has kept up the pressure on the English football Championship leaders Newcastle, who could only draw 2-2 at Bristol City.
West Brom are second, just two points behind Newcastle.
Third placed Nottingham Forest remain eight points behind Albion after a 1-0 win over bottom side Peterborough while fourth placed Welsh side Swansea drew 1-1 at QPR.
Scunthorpe are out of the relegation zone after a 2-1 win over fellow strugglers Plymouth while Crystal Palace have fallen to third from bottom after a 2-2 draw at Blackpool.
Roy Keane's Ipswich improved with a 1-0 win over Barnsley, Middlesbrough drew 1-1 with Reading and Sheffield Wednesday drew 0-0 with Derby.