DIVISION ONE ROUND-UP
By Richard Jolly. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Norwich extended their lead at the top of Division One with a fine 4-0 victory over Derby County at Pride Park giving them a six point lead.
The Canaries produced a convincing display on their travels to Derby and goals from Craig Fleming, Malky Mackay, Paul McVeigh and Leon McKenzie's late penalty left The Rams stunned.
Sheffield United could have moved into second, but were held by Wigan Athletic to a 1-1 draw.
Both teams have promotion hopes, and to goals in two minutes gave them a share of the points.
Jack Lester had opened the scoring on 23, but within 60 seconds prolific forward Nathan Ellington levelled for Wigan to earn his side a point.
Sunderland are looking strong of late, and they grabbed a 2-0 win against Rotherham at Millmoor.
Marcus Stewart grabbed both goals, the second from the penalty spot - to wrap up the points for the Black Cats.
Ipswich were well beaten by Crystal Palace, who came from behind to win 3-1 at Portman Road.
Jermaine Wright had scored for Ipswich, but an Andy Johnson brace, sandwiching a strike from Julian Gray, sealed a win for Palace.
Bradford picked up a victory over Coventry courtesy of a single goal from Dean Windass, whilst Burnley's terrible form continued.
A 1-0 defeat to Stoke at Turf Moor, courtesy of an Ade Akinbiyi goal left The Clarets fourth from bottom, although City did have Marcus Hall sent off.
Millwall lost out to a late Kevin James goal, going down to a 2-1 defeat to Gillingham.
Nick Chadwick had cancelled out a goal from Andy Hessenthaler, but James scored in the final minute to give his sides the points.
Walsall were held to a 1-1 draw by Reading, Nicky Shorey cancelling out Jorge Leitao's opener for the home side.
Preston were frustrated by Gillingham, Graham Alexander missing a late penalty in a drab 0-0 draw.
Marlon Harewood punished his old club Nottingham Forest, scoring an early goal as West Ham clinched a 2-0 victory at the City Ground. Jermain Defoe signed off before a five-match ban by grabbing a late second for Alan Pardew's side.
Cardiff slumped to their fourth successive defeat as Watford came from behind to win at Vicarage Road. Peter Thorne fired Cardiff in front, but Scott Fitzgerald levelled with his ninth of the season before Lee Cook scored a dramatic late winner.
Bradford 1-0 Coventry
Burnley 0-1 Stoke
Derby 0-4 Norwich
Ipswich 1-3 Crystal Palace
Millwall 1-2 Gillingham
Nottingham Forest 0-2 West Ham
Preston v Crewe
Rotherham 0-2 Sunderland
Sheffield United 1-1 Wigan
Walsall 1-1 Reading
Watford 2-1 Cardiff