By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
There was no change at the top of The Championship with the leading pair held.There was no change at the top of The Championship with leading duo Ipswich Town and Wigan Athletic both held to draws.
Ipswich were denied victory after Darren Bent's late goal was cancelled out by an even later Ivar Ingimarsson strike at Reading.
Wigan came from behind twice to draw 2-2 with Watford at The JJB Stadium.
Bruce Dyer side-footed The Hornets ahead, however, Lee McCulloch headed The Latics level after 25 minutes.
Danny Webber fired the visitors back in front, but McCulloch's second in the second half secured a thrilling point.
Sunderland closed to within a point of Wigan after Marcus Stewart's goal lifted them to a 1-0 success over Sheffield United.
Millwall's play-off aspirations took a knock following a late 2-1 home defeat by Wolves.
Dennis Wise cancelled out Seyi George Olofinjana's opener from the penalty spot but there was still time for Ki-Hyeon Seol to net a winner.
Leeds United began life under Ken Bates with a 1-0 win over Stoke. Wayne Thomas' second half own goal handed The Whites the points.
Preston climbed above West Ham in the table following a 2-0 success over struggling Plymouth Argyle.
Two goals in the space of five first half minutes from Chris Sedgwick and Patrick Agyemang gave the visitors the points.
Burnley came crashing down the earth after their midweek win over Liverpool with a 2-0 defeat to Cardiff.
Goals either side of half time from Richard Langley and Graham Kavanagh were enough to see off The Clarets.
Brighton and Nottingham Forest finished goalless. Leon Knight had the best chance of the game, but saw his first-half penalty saved.
Micky Adams' Coventry City managerial debut ended with a loss following a late 2-1 defeat to QPR.
Adrian Williams' goal cancelled out Jamie Cureton's opener, however, Georges Santos' last gasp scrambled goal snatched the points.
Rotherham missed out on securing their fourth win of the season after drawing 1-1 at Crewe Alexandra.
John Mullin opened the scoring for The Millers, but Andy White's late strike earned a share of the spoils.
Leicester put their disappointing home form behind them with a 2-0 triumph over Gillingham.
First half goals from David Connolly and Matthew Heath settled the tie at The Walkers Stadium.
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Brighton 0 Nottingham Forest 0
Cardiff 2 Burnley 0
Coventry 1 QPR 2
Crewe 1 Rotherham 1
Leicester 2 Gillingham 0
Millwall 1 Wolverhampton 2
Plymouth 0 Preston 2
Reading 1 Ipswich 1
Stoke 0 Leeds 1
Sunderland 1 Sheffield United 0
Wigan 2 Watford 2