Division One round-up
By Alex Dunn
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Second half goals from Geoff Horsfied and Lee Hughes were enough to see off a Second Division-bound Bradford City.
Title chasers Norwich remain at the top of the table after a 2-1 away victory over Watford.
Goals from Damien Francis and Leon McKenzie handed City a two goal advantage - Dominic Blizzard's late strike nothing more than a consolation for Watford.
Burnley's chances of avoiding the drop were handed a massive boost with a victory over fellow strugglers Derby County at Turf Moor.
A goal three minutes before the break from Graham Branch was enough to pull The Clarets further away from the drop zone.
Rotherham edged further out of the relegation shake-up after picking up a point on their travels to Coventry.
Andy Morrell netted for City - only for Martin Butler to level late on for the visitors.
Crystal Palace's late bid to gate crash the play-off places remains on course, after an Andy Johnson hat-trick saw off a stubborn Crewe challenge in a 3-2 victory.
After Johnson handed Palace a two goal advantage, Crewe pulled one back from Dean Ashton minutes after the restart.
Johnson then completed his hat-trick from the penalty spot - before Kenny Lunt gave Crewe hope of salvaging a point.
Nottingham Forest's renaissance continued with a 2-1 away win at Ipswich.
Two goals from a returning David Johnson put a dent in Ipswich's promotion hopes. Dean Bowditch responded for Joe Royle's side.
Shaun Goater's early first half strike was enough to earn a priceless 1-0 away victory for Reading at Millwall.
Cardiff City overturned a two goal deficit at Preston to earn an impressive 2-2 draw.
First half goals from Eddie Lewis and Paul McKenna gave Preston the ascendancy but second period strikes from Andy Campbell and Danny Gabbidon handed Cardiff a share of the spoils.
West Ham hold onto their play-off berth thanks to a 2-0 away success at Stoke.
Goals from Marlon Harewood and David Connolly enough to take maximum spoils.
A second half penalty from Jack Lester kept Sheffield United's promotion dreams alive in a 1-0 victory over Stoke.
Gillingham's prospects of avoiding the drop were boosted by a massive away victory over relegated Wimbledon.
Goals from Andy Hessenthaler and Patrick Agyemang sealed a 2-1 victory, after Gary Smith handed the home side the lead.
In the day's earlier game, Wigan and Sunderland failed to yield a goal - in an encounter which handed West Brom promotion.
Burnley v Derby
Coventry v Rotherham
Crewe v Crystal Palace
Ipswich v Nottingham Forest
Millwall v Reading
Preston v Cardiff
Stoke v West Ham
Walsall v Sheff Utd
Watford v Norwich
West Brom v Bradford
Wigan v Sunderland
Wimbledon v Gillingham