Millwall bounced straight back from their midweek defeat to QPR with a 1-0 win over Middlesbrough at The Den.
Gary Rowett’s men have enjoyed some fine home form in 2021 and picked up another three points thanks to a 31st minute own goal from Grant Hall.
Meanwhile, QPR’s fine form since the start of the year continued with a 1-1 draw away to high-flying Reading.
After an even if uninspiring first period at the Madejski Stadium, the Hoops went in front on the stroke of half-time when Lyndon Dykes slotted in from close range.
Yakou Meite equalised 12 minutes after the interval and although Reading went in search of a winner, they had to withstand late QPR pressure.
In the Championship’s early kick-off, Brentford’s stuttering promotion push suffered another blow after being held to a 1-1 draw by Nottingham Forest.
Ivan Toney’s spot-kick – his 28th goal of the season – gave the hosts a first-half lead before Filip Krovinovic controversially levelled just after the hour with Forest’s only shot on target.
The Bees had let a two-goal lead slip against Derby in mid-week and this latest setback left them with just one win in their last four games.
In League One, an entertaining contest between London rivals AFC Wimbledon and Charlton Athletic ended honours even after a 2-2 draw.
The Addicks, playing under Nigel Adkins for the first time, took the lead through Jayden Stockley’s 10th-minute header, before Ryan Longman levelled five minutes later.
Diallang Jaiyesimi restored the Addicks’ lead midway through the first half, but the game’s star man Longman deservedly brought the Dons level.
And in League Two, Conor Wilkinson’s controversial second-half goal gave Leyton Orient a 1-0 win over Newport at the Cardiff City Stadium.
Wilkinson saw his 61st-minute far-post tap-in initially ruled out by an offside flag, but it was eventually awarded by referee Samuel Barrott after he consulted with the linesman.
County manager Michael Flynn was calling for the offside decision to be upheld from the home dugout after Wilkinson had hammered home Dan Kemp’s superb low cross from the left.
The goal was enough to earn Orient’s interim boss Jobi McAnuff a second away win in his five games in charge.