By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Birmingham have moved level with Cardiff and Preston at the summit of The Championship.
Birmingham have moved level with Cardiff and Preston at the summit of The Championship following a 2-1 win at Burnley.
While the leaders were dropping points, Blues came from behind to take the spoils at Turf Moor.
Chris McCann had The Clarets ahead early, but on-loan Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner levelled matters shortly after.
Just when it looked like the contest might finish all-square DJ Campbell snatched the points with seven minutes left.
Cardiff dropped two points after being held to just their fourth draw of the season in a goalless draw at Sheffield Wednesday.
Preston were heavy favourites at home to Crystal Palace, but Peter Taylor's side claimed an invaluable point in keeping the scoreline 0-0.
Derby County are one of the division's form sides and they are now fourth after securing a 1-0 win over Leicester City.
Giles Barnes crossed from the right, but after The Foxes failed to clear Jonathan Stead was on hand to fire home after 53 minutes.
Stoke have moved into the play-off positions following a 1-0 win over follow contenders West Brom.
Danny Higginbotham's 40th minute penalty settled the contest despite a valiant effort by keeper Russell Hoult, who guessed the right way.
Southampton are hot on the heels of The Potters after bagging a 2-1 success over slumping Luton Town.
The contest was, in effect, over at half time thanks to Chris Baird's first senior goal and Grzegorz Rasiak's penalty.
Russell Perrett did pull one back for The Hatters after the interval, but it was not enough to stop them crashing to a sixth straight league defeat.
Leeds have moved out of the drop zone following an impressive 2-1 away win over Plymouth Argyle.
The Whites hit the ground running with Robbie Blake tapping in early on, although Bojan Djordjic's effort before half time squared up the contest.
One could have forgiven Leeds for collapsing, but Eddie Lewis' strike just after the hour mark bagged a rare away success for Dennis Wise's men.
Michael Turner's last-gasp strike cancelled out Robert Earnshaw's strike for Norwich to secure Hull a point at Carrow Road.
QPR's recent good form came to an abrupt end with Dele Adebola giving Coventry all three points at Loftus Road.
Barnsley remain just inside the bottom three despite a last-gasp 1-0 win over Ipswich.
The game looked destined to finish goalless at Oakwell prior to Grant McCann's injury-time winner.
Southend were giving a battling performance at Colchester until they found themselves down to nine men.
The Shrimpers were up against it after Kevin Maher and Mark Gower were red-carded in quick succession.
Greg Halford finally broke the deadlock after 68 minutes with Pat Baldwin doubling their advantage shortly after.
Colchester then lost a man when Chris Barker was dismissed before Jamie Cureton added a late third for The U's.
Click below for match summaries:
Barnsley 1-0 Ipswich
Burnley 1-2 Birmingham
Colchester 3-0 Southend
Derby 1-0 Leicester
Norwich 1-1 Hull City
Plymouth 1-2 Leeds Utd
Preston NE 0-0 Crystal Palace
QPR 0-1 Coventry
Sheff Weds 0-0 Cardiff City
Southampton 2-1 Luton Town
Stoke City 1-0 West Brom