By Alex Dunn
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
It is 'as you were' in The Championship after the top four all won on Saturday.It is 'as you were' in The Championship after the top four all won on Saturday.
Wigan remain one point clear of Ipswich having inflicted defeat on Stan Ternent in his first game in charge of Gillingham.
Goals in each half from Nathan Ellington (17) and Lee McCulloch (88) were enough to hand maximum points to the hosts who claimed a second convincing home win on the trot.
Ipswich emerged triumphant after a rollercoaster game at Queens Park Rangers ended 4-2 in favour of The Tractor Boys.
Ipswich hit the front on 25 minutes through Jason de Vos, but found themselves behind five minutes later following a quick-fire double from Paul Furlong.
The prolific Darren Bent restored parity shortly before the hour mark, and new signing Darren Currie made an instant impression on his debut after coming from the substitutes' bench to put his side ahead on 72 minutes.
Shefki Kuqi made the game safe five minutes later with a fine strike.
Sunderland increased Cardiff's problems with a 2-0 triumph at Ninian Park, long-range second-half efforts from Dean Whitehead and Liam Lawrence secured the spoils.
Reading ended Leicester's recent good form with an impressive 2-0 win at The Walkers Stadium.
A fine Steve Sidwell strike put them on their way on 68 minutes and defender Ivar Ingimarsson killed off the contest eight minutes from time.
Millwall closed on the play-off places after inflicting defeat on former boss Mark McGhee and his Brighton side.
Scott Dobie continued his good recent run with the opener on 21 minutes and a stunning Paul Ifill effort made the game safe on 78.
Stoke City edged past Coventry courtesy of a solitary Ade Akinbiyi goal, while Derby came out on top in their Midlands derby with Nottingham Forest after strikes from Tommy Smith and Gregorz Rasiak (2) gave them a comfortable victory.
Burnley moved into the top half but were indebted to another virtuoso display from Robbie Blake who grabbed a quality brace to sink Preston.
Crewe stormed past Plymouth at Gresty Road, Kenny Lunt and Dean Ashton put the hosts in control and an own goal from Matthias Doumbe put a real gloss on the scoreline.
Glenn Hoddle could not take maximum points from his first game in full control of Wolves after a 1-1 draw at Watford.
However, Hoddle will have been pleased with the resolve his side showed as they came from behind to grab a point when Seyi Olofinjana equalised Heidar Helguson's early opener.
| Burnley|| 2-0|| Preston|
| Cardiff|| 0-2|| Sunderland|
| Crewe|| 3-0|| Plymouth|
| Derby|| 3-0|| Nottm Forest|
| Leicester|| 0-2|| Reading|
| Millwall|| 2-0|| Brighton|
| QPR|| 4-2|| Ipswich|
| Rotherham|| L-L|| Sheff Utd|
| Stoke|| 1-0|| Coventry|
| Watford|| 1-1|| Wolves|
| Wigan|| 2-0|| Gillingham|