By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Steve Kabba's brace kept Sheffield United top of The Championship.Steve Kabba's brace kept Sheffield United top of The Championship with a 2-0 win over Ipswich Town.
Kabba opened the scoring just five minutes into the contest and Blades fans had to wait until late on before he clinched the points with a second.
Reading remain second following their 1-1 draw against Coventry City at The Ricoh Arena.
Free-scoring Leroy Lita missed the chance to open the scoring when he failed from the penalty spot, however Kevin Doyle did find the back of the net to give the visitors the lead.
However, The Sky Blues were not ready to lose their first game at their new ground and Wales international Robert Page salvaged a late point.
Watford's impressive form continued with a 3-0 triumph over Stoke City at The Britannia Stadium.
Paul Devlin fired Adrian Boothroyd's side ahead after 24 minutes, but it was not until midway through the second half that Ashley Young doubled their advantage.
Things went from bad to worse when keeper Steve Simonsen was sent off and in-form Marlon King wrapped up the points by smashing home the side's third from the penalty spot.
Kevin Nicholls earned Luton Town a point at home to Wolves in a 1-1 draw after cancelling out Carl Cort's opener late on.
Southampton remain in the play-off positions despite dropping two points at home to QPR.
Danny Shittu gave The R's the lead after 32 minutes, but just minutes later defender Danny Higginbotham levelled matters and that was the end of the scoring.
Leeds maintained their unbeaten record at Elland Road this season, but only just after Jonathon Douglas' last gasp equaliser secured a 3-3 draw with Brighton.
Goals from Leon Knight and Sebastien Carole put Leeds on the back foot before a brace from David Healy levelled matters.
Sean Gregan's own goal looked to have given The Seagulls all three points before Douglas snatched a share of the spoils.
There was another six-goal thriller as Burnley and Cardiff drew 3-3 at Turf Moor.
Wade Elliott goals were twice cancelled out by Cameron Jerome and Glenn Loovens as Cardiff twice equalised.
Darren Purse's penalty looked to have won the points for The Bluebirds before James O'Connor snatched a share of the spoils with a minute to spare.
Crystal Palace are moving in the right direction following a 2-0 win over Hull City with Clinton Morrison and Andy Johnson netting for Iain Dowie's side.
An early brace from Mark de Vries lifted Leicester City to a 2-0 victory over winless Sheffield Wednesday at The Walkers Stadium.
Millwall remain at the foot of the table after slipping to a 2-1 defeat to Preston at The Den.
On-loan David Jones gave the visitors the lead, but Don Hutchison levelled matters shortly after half time.
However, The Lions were unable to hang on and Patrick Agyemang's late effort gave The Lilywhites all three points.
Earlier in the day Norwich beat Plymouth 2-0 at Carrow Road thanks to an own goal from Mathias Doubme and a close-range effort from Dean Ashton.
|Crystal Palace|| 2-0||Hull|
|Leicester|| 2-0||Sheffield Wed|
|Sheffield Utd|| 2-0||Ipswich|