Brentford were forced to settle for a point with a 1-1 draw away to fellow promotion chasing Swansea City.
The Bees’ dominated for large spells at the Liberty Stadium and finally found the breakthrough thanks to substitute Tarique Fosu’s 74th minute header after Kyle Naughton had seen red for two bookable offences.
However, Conor Hourihane hauled the Swans back into the contest against the odds with a wicked free-kick from out wide that evaded everyone and found it’s way to the back of the net.
The result moves Swansea back into the top two on goal difference, two points ahead of fourth-placed Brentford who are now 17 league games undefeated.
In Tuesday night’s action, Millwall put their poor home form behind them to claim a hard-fought goalless draw against Watford at The Den.
The Lions’ last home Championship win came against Luton Town back in October but a resolute display ensured the high-flying Hornets had few chances on a damp South East London evening.
In League One, Charlton Athletic got their Play-Off push back on track with a 1-0 victory at MK Dons.
The Addicks had only won one of their previous eight games but Liam Millar’s first goal for the club in the 18th minute was enough to keep them sixth in the table.
There was less positive news for AFC Wimbledon though, who are now winless in their last 10 league games following a 2-0 defeat at Doncaster Rovers.
First-half strikes from Fejiri Okenabirhie and Taylor Richards were enough to see the Dons drop back into the bottom four.