By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Cardiff cemented their place at the top of the table with a 1-0 win over Southampton.
Cardiff cemented their place at the top of the table with a 1-0 win over Southampton, while Preston moved into second with a superb victory over Ipswich.
Elsewhere Tony Mowbray and Peter Grant enjoyed winning starts at West Brom and Norwich respectively.
Cardiff made it five wins out of five with a narrow 1-0 victory over Southampton at Ninian Park.
Steven Thompson grabbed the winner for The Bluebirds six minutes from time.
Preston came from two goals down to beat Ipswich 3-2 at Portman Road.
Ipswich raced into a 2-0 lead with goals from Jonathan Macken (pen 10) and Alan Lee (37).
However, Preston fought back and pulled a goal back through David Nugent on 53 minutes and Liam Chilvers drew the visitors level three minutes later.
Simon Whaley completed the comeback with Preston's third on 65 minutes to send them into second spot in the table.
Grant enjoyed a superb start to his Norwich career with a 1-0 win at Birmingham.
Jason Shackell scored the only goal of the game on 66 minutes to inflict a second successive defeat on Birmingham.
Leicester piled the misery on struggling Leeds with a 2-1 win at Elland Road.
Danny Tiatto gave Leicester the lead on 29 minutes and things got worse for Leeds when Matthew Kilgallon was sent off ten minutes into the second half.
Iain Hume doubled the lead for Leicester on 81 minutes and although Paul Butler pulled a goal back it was too little too late for Leeds as they slipped to second from bottom of the table.
West Brom ensured Mowbray enjoyed a successful start to life as their new manager with a 2-0 win at Crystal Palace.
Zoltan Gera broke the deadlock right on the stroke of half time and Diomansy Kamara added a second three minutes after the break.
Wolves moved into fourth place with a 1-0 success over Coventry at Molineux.
An unfortunate own goal from Elliott Ward gave Wolves the points.
Stoke came from behind to Sunderland 2-1 at The Britannia Stadium.
Dwight Yorke gave Sunderland the lead on 28 minutes with his first goal for the club, but two quick-fire second half strikes from Lee Hendrie (50) and Vincent Pericard (54) turned the game on its head for Stoke.
Plymouth were held to a 2-2 draw by Barnsley at Oakwell.
Barnsley made the perfect start with the opening goal after just two minutes through Antony Kay.
Sylvan Ebanks-Blake levelled matters for Plymouth just before the half hour mark and Barry Hayles fired the visitors in front on 34 minutes.
Marc Richards ensured a share of the spoils with a 50th minute equaliser for Barnsley.
Hull remain bottom of the table after being held to a goalless draw at home to Luton.
Southend picked up a precious point with a hard-fought goalless draw at high-flying Burnley.
Derby ended old boss John Gregory's unbeaten run at QPR with a 2-1 win at Loftus Road.
Morten Bisgaard gave Derby the lead after just four minutes, but the lead proved short-lived as Jimmy Smith equalised for Rangers three minutes later.
Steve Howard scored the winner for Derby on 33 minutes to lift them up to ninth spot.
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Barnsley 2-2 Plymouth
Birmingham 0-1 Norwich
Burnley 0-0 Southend
Cardiff 1-0 Southampton
Crystal Palace 0-2 West Brom
Hull 0-0 Luton
Ipswich 2-3 Preston
Leeds 1-2 Leicester
QPR 1-2 Derby
Stoke 2-1 Sunderland
Wolves 1-0 Coventry