The big match of the weekend was played out at the King Power Stadium as Leicester City took on East Midland neighbours Derby County as City ran out convincing 4-1 winners. De Laet got the Foxes off the mark with a 25th minute strike, with Nugent doubling the advantage just after the break. De Laet diverted the ball past his own keeper to give the Rams hope, only to see a Nugent penalty (60th min) and Vardy strike 4 minutes later seal the points. Leicester City 1st, Derby County 4th.
Burnley climbed back in to the automatic promotion places as they managed to edge past Yeovil Town at Huish Park. The inevitable combination of Ings (19th min) and Vokes (62nd min) gave the Clarest a 2-goal cushion, leaving Moore to score an 80th minute consolation. Yeovil Town 23rd, Burnley 2nd.
Despite their recent improvement in recent weeks, Ipswich Town were brought back down to earth with a bump as Queens Park Rangers came away from Portman Road with a 3-1 win. Goals from Kranjar (52nd min), O'Neil (66th min) and Traore (74th min) only drew a response from Smith in the 91st minute. Ipswich Town 9th, Queens Park Rangers 3rd.
Nottingham Forest had to settle for a share of the spoils at The Reebok against Bolton Wanderers. Paterson gave Forest the lead just after haf time, with Milles levelling for the Trotters in the 75th minute. Bolton Wanderers 18th, Nottingham Forest 5th.
Forcing their way in to the play-off places for the first time this season, while stopping the recent improvement seen by Birmingham City, are Brighton & Hove Albion, who managed to claim a 1-0 win at The Amex, courtesy of a solitary Lopex strike in the 58th minute. Brighton & Hove Albion 6th, Birmingham City 17th.
Watford continue to slide down the Championship as they slipped to a home defeat at the hands of Reading at Vicarage Road. Gorkss scored the only goal of the game to keep the Royals on the edge of the play-off places. Watford 15th, Reading 7th.
Blackburn Rovers have hauled themselves up the end of the play-off places after a slow start to the season. Victory over Doncaster Rovers, courtesy of a solitary Gestede goal on the stroke of half time at Ewood Park means that Rovers are to within a couple of points of the play-offs. Blackburn Rovers 8th, Doncaster Rovers 22nd.
Wigan Athletic managed to chalk up a convincing victory over AFC Bournemouth at the DW Stadium as goals from Fortune (5th min) an own goal from Ward (58th min) and a stunning strike from Gomez (90th min) sealed a 3-0 win over the Cherries. Wigan Athletic 10th, AFC Bournemouth 16th.
The outstanding result of the weekend came at Hillsborough as Sheffield Wednesday wiped the floor with Leeds United as the Owl racked up a stunning 6-0 win over their Yorkshire neighbours. First half goals from Llera (20th min) and Nuhiu (45th min) made sure that the Owls went in ahead at the break. Then in a bizarre moment second half United sub Smith saw red just a few seconds having been introduced to the match. After that it was one-way traffic as further goals from Wickham (50th min), Maguire (67th min) and a brace from Lavery (80th and 94th mins) sealed a convincing win. Sheffield United 19th, Leeds United 11th.
Huddersfield Town made sure it was going to be a long journey home for Millwall as a solitary Wells goal in the 90th minute sealed victory at the John Smith Stadium. Huddersfield Town 12th, Millwall 21st.
Middlesbrough continue their rise up the table with a decent 2-0 win over Blackpool at Bloomfield Road. late goals from Carayol in the 84th and 93rd minutes sealed victory. Blackpool 14th, Middlesbrough 13th.
The game between Charlton Athletic (20th) and Barnsley (24th), at The Valley was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.