Championship highlights and round-up: Fulham, Brentford win
Last Updated: 08/02/20 7:29pm
Aleksandar Mitrovic struck the only goal as Fulham put pressure on the top two in the Championship following a hard-fought 1-0 win at Blackburn.
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The Serbia international converted Joe Bryan's cross to break the deadlock in the 65th minute, taking his tally to 20 goals for the season.
Darragh Lenihan thought he had levelled but was ruled offside as Rovers saw their 10-match unbeaten run at home - stretching more than four months - come to an end.
Fulham are now third in the table, level on points with Leeds after they lost 2-0 at promotion rivals Nottingham Forest in the late game on Saturday. League leaders West Brom head to Millwall on Sunday.
Fellow promotion hopefuls Brentford beat Middlesbrough 3-2 at Griffin Park. The home side took the lead in the 24th minute, Julian Jeanvier credited with the goal - given via goalline technology - following a scramble.
Lewis Wing and Ashley Fletcher twice levelled for Boro after Bryan Mbeumo's deflected effort had put the Bees back in front. Ollie Watkins then grabbed the winner for Thomas Frank's side in the 87th minute, the striker also making it 20 goals for the season.
Preston climbed into the play-off places following a 2-1 win at lowly Wigan.
Goals early in each half from Tom Barkhuizen and Daniel Johnson extended North End's unbeaten league run to five games. Chey Dunkley pulled a goal back for Wigan, who remain in the bottom three.
Swansea's play-off push suffered another blow as they lost 3-2 at home to Derby to make it three games without a win.
Half-time Swansea substitute Yan Dhanda cancelled out Martyn Waghorn's first-half opener before Kyle Naughton nudged the hosts ahead.
But Duane Holmes levelled and then Tom Lawrence popped up with the winner with 10 minutes left.
Cardiff are just four points adrift of the top six after Lee Tomlin's second-half effort was enough to beat bottom-of-the-table Luton 1-0 at Kenilworth Road.
The Hatters are now nine points adrift of safety as they slumped to a ninth defeat in 11 league games.
The South Yorkshire derby between Barnsley and Sheffield Wednesday ended 1-1 at Oakwell. Josh Windass, signed on loan from Wigan, put Wednesday ahead on his debut.
But Cauley Woodrow levelled - his 12th goal of the season and third in as many games - when he fired into an empty net following a poor clearance from Wednesday goalkeeper Cameron Dawson.
Elias Kachunga and Steve Mounie (penalty) scored in the second half as Huddersfield moved six points clear of the bottom three with a 2-0 home win over QPR.
The game stopped in the 25th minute as both sets of players, staff and fans joined in a minute's applause for former Huddersfield player Jordan Sinnott, who died recently.
Stoke also boosted their survival hopes with a 3-1 win over fellow strugglers Charlton. Ben Purrington cancelled out James McClean's opener for the Potters before Tom Ince and Nick Powell struck after the break to secure the win.
Mallik Wilks' late leveller helped Hull halt a four-game losing league run as they drew 1-1 at Reading, who had led through Jordan Obita.
Bristol City lost 3-1 at home to Birmingham on Friday.