Leaders held at home, Hammers stunned and Leeds leave it late
Last Updated: December 12, 2011 10:34am
Simon Church: Scored twice as Reading beat nine-man West Ham 3-0 at the Madejski Stadium
Championship leaders Southampton saw their 100 per cent home record ended by Blackpool as second-placed West Ham United were soundly beaten at Reading.
Click below for individual match stats and reports:Barnsley 3 Ipswich Town 5
Birmingham 2 Doncaster 1
Burnley 0 Portsmouth 1
Coventry City 0 Hull City 1
Derby County 2 Bristol City 1
Leicester City 1 Peterborough 1
Middlesbrough 1 Brighton 0
Millwall 0 Cardiff City 0
Nottm Forest 0 Crystal Palace 1
Reading 3 West Ham United 0
Southampton 2 Blackpool 2
Watford 1 Leeds United 1
Middlesbrough and Hull City were among the clubs to capitalise by recording narrow wins, while Leeds United snatched a last-gasp point at Watford.
Birmingham City came from behind to beat Doncaster Rovers, Cardiff City drew at Millwall and Portsmouth enjoyed a first away win of the season and Ipswich eased the pressure on manager Paul Jewell.
Rickie Lambert scored an equaliser deep into stoppage-time to secure Southampton a 2-2 draw at home with Blackpool after goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski's howler had appeared set to give the visitors all three points.
West Ham suffered only a second away defeat of the season as Sam Allardyce's side had Joey O'Brien and Jack Collison sent off in a 3-0 reverse at Reading.
Cardiff missed out on the chance to move level on points with the Hammers after being held to a 0-0 draw away by Millwall.
Scott McDonald scored the only goal of the game on 21 minutes as Middlesbrough beat Brighton & Hove Albion 1-0 to record just a fourth home win of the campaign.
In-form Robert Snodgrass converted a last-minute penalty as Leeds drew 1-1 at Watford, who had seen a spot-kick saved moments earlier.
Ipswich produced a stunning second-half comeback to beat Barnsley 5-3 at Oakwell after trailing 2-0 at the interval.
Bottom club Coventry City continue to toil after Corry Evans' goal on the hour mark earned Hull City a 1-0 success at the Ricoh Arena.
Doncaster remain deep in trouble after Marlon King's second-half double allowed Birmingham to come from behind to win 2-1 at St Andrew's.
Nottingham Forest also remain in the relegation zone after Glenn Murray's effort on 56 minutes clinched a 1-0 success for Crystal Palace at the City Ground.
David Norris' last-minute winner enabled Portsmouth to pick up a first three points on the road this season thanks to a 1-0 triumph at Burnley.
Derby County won for the first time in over a month after goals from Craig Bryson and Callum Ball wrapped up a 2-1 home victory over Bristol City.
Leicester City's bid to close on the play-off places was checked after Lee Tomlin's 71st minute equaliser earned Peterborough United a 1-1 draw at the King Power Stadium.