Forest beat leaders Cardiff; Bolton come from two down to win
Last Updated: October 20, 2012 9:04pm
Andy Reid: On target for Nottingham Forest in victory over Cardiff
It was not a good weekend for the teams at the right end of the Championship as the top five picked up just two points between them.
Cardiff, Wolves and Brighton all lost while Leicester and Crystal Palace could manage only a point apiece as things tightened up at the top of the table.
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Crystal Palace 2 Millwall 2
Birmingham 1 Leicester 1
Bolton 3 Bristol City 2
Brighton 0 Middlesbrough 1
Charlton 0 Barnsley 1
Derby 1 Blackburn 1
Huddersfield 2 Wolves 1
Hull 2 Ipswich 1
N Forest 3 Cardiff 1
Watford 1 Peterborough 0
Nottingham Forest beat leaders Cardiff 3-1 at the City Ground thanks to goals from Andy Reid, Daniel Ayala and Billy Sharp.
Heidar Helguson pulled one back before Adlene Guedioura was sent off for the home side but Forest eased their way to victory.
Leicester take the top spot thanks to a point at Birmingham as they drew 1-1 at St Andrew's with Ben Marshall cancelling out Peter Lovenkrands first-half goal late on.
Wolves came into the weekend in third place but lost 2-1 at Huddersfield as on-loan duo James Vaughan and Jermaine Beckford scored before half time.
Sylvain Ebanks-Blake pulled one back for Stale Solbakken's side but the Terriers held on to leapfrog their opponents in the table.
Brighton were beaten at home by Middlesbrough 1-0 with Marvin Emnes' first-half goal enough to secure the points for Tony Mowbray's men.
Elsewhere, Charlton were also beaten 1-0 in front of their own fans as Barnsley celebrated an away win thanks to Tomasz Cywka's effort just after the hour mark.
There was drama at Pride Park as a late Theo Robinson goal for Derby denied Blackburn victory and earned a 1-1 draw after Jordan Rhodes appeared to have won it for Rovers.
But the comeback of the day came at the Reebok Stadium as Bolton beat Bristol City 3-2 despite being two goals down after a Steven Davies brace.
Chris Eagles and Jay Spearing pulled the Trotters level before Martin Petrov won the game for the home side inside the last 10 minutes.
Hull City also came from behind as they beat Ipswich 2-1 at the KC Stadium. Jay Emmanuel-Thomas had given the visitors the lead but Nick Proschwitz scored twice late on to turn the game on its head.
There was also a last-minute winner at Vicarage Road as Watford beat Peterborough 1-0 with Matej Vydra converting from the spot to win it for Gianfranco Zola's side.
Earlier in the afternoon, the winning run of Crystal Palace was halted as they were held to a 2-2 draw at home to Millwall.
The Eagles had looked on track for a fifth successive win thanks to first-half goals from Mile Jedinak and Damien Delaney but the game turned just before the break.
Dean Moxey was sent off for handling on the line, Liam Trotter converted the resulting penalty and then Mark Beevers found an equaliser after the break to deny Dougie Freedman's side all the points.