Brentford recorded back-to-back wins to beat bottom of the table Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 at Hillsborough.
The Bees took a seventh minute lead when Henrik Dalsgaard’s low drive was parried by Cameron Dawson and Ivan Toney was the first to react, seizing on the loose ball to fire home.
Sheffield Wednesday equalised through Callum Paterson’s stooping header after 25 minutes before Ivan Toney scored his seventh goal in just four appearances six minutes later, meeting Vitaly Janelt’s corner with a near-post header.
Meanwhile, QPR are now four Championship games without a win after losing 2-0 to Preston North End at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium.
Daniel Johnson tucked away the first and Scott Sinclair dispatched the second just before the hour mark to consign the Hoops to a frustrating defeat.
In Tuesday night’s games, Millwall saw off Luton Town 2-0 at The Den to move into the top six after back-to-back league wins.
Matt Smith, who had earlier hit a post with a close-range header, helped give the Lions the lead in first-half stoppage-time following a deflection at a corner which went in off Luton defender Martin Cranie.
With 11 minutes left, winger Connor Mahoney wrapped things up when he cut in from the left and slotted in a low finish off the post.
In League One, Charlton Athletic won the battle of 10 men as they left Blackpool with a 1-0 victory.
Chuks Aneke’s late header settled the game in which the hosts had James Husband sent off after just two minutes with Charlton’s Ben Purrington going the same way before the break for two bookable offences.
Elsewhere, AFC Wimbledon fell to a narrow 1-0 defeat away to earlier pacesetters Hull City.
The hosts secured all three points deep into first-half stoppage time as Keane Lewis-Potter bundled home from close range.
And in League Two, Danny Johnson’s second-half strike was enough to give Leyton Orient a 1-0 victory over Tranmere.
The striker fired home his eighth goal in all competitions midway through the second period to give the O’s their first win since the opening day of the season.