QPR amazed the championship leaders Sheffield United with a 1-0 win at Bramall Lane as Norwich missed the chance to top the table after a draw against Reading.
Chris Willock’s attack in the 51st minute sent the Blades to a first home loss of the season and pushed the in-form Rangers to fourth. Willock’s winner came after he played a handsome one-two with Ethan Laird and squeezed his shot from a sharp angle between goalkeeper Wes Foderingham and the nearest post. Tommy Doyle came closest to an equalizing goal for Blades from afar, his effort went just wide, but Rangers held on to take five wins from seven games.
second placed Norwich tied the score with United despite taking the lead at Reading. Grant Hanley gave Norwich the lead from a corner five minutes after half-time, but Reading took some of the spoils 10 minutes later via Jeff Hendrick’s excellent dipping attack from outside the box. Paul Ince’s Reading remains in third place, two points behind the top two.
Luton and Huddersfield shared a six-goal thriller at Kenilworth Road – with five goals before halftime. Huddersfield led twice in the first period via an own goal from Carlton Morris and a penalty from Jordan Rhodes. But the double by Elijah Adebayo tied the Hatters before Jordan Clark struck seconds before halftime. Ben Jackson equalized for Huddersfield after 70 minutes, but the Terriers ended up with 10 men when David Kasumu was sent off in extra time for two bookable fouls.
Cardiff claimed a first win under their interim manager Mark Hudson as they defeated blackburn 1-0 in the Welsh capital. In a dramatic final, substitute Mark Harris fired seven minutes from time to Cardiff with a raspy 20-yard shot.
Ryan Allsop then saved a stoppage time penalty from George Hirst after Bluebirds goalkeeper knocked down Dominic Hyam as Cardiff struggled to clear a free kick.
Placed at the bottom Coventry draw 0-0 at Bristol City. Han-Noah Massengo and Antoine Semenyo came close to the hosts as the Robins looked to end a run of three losses. But Coventry had improved a lot after the break and Matty Godden saw his header on the crossbar of home defender Mark Sykes in the second half. Bristol City had brushed aside late appeals for a handball from Callum Doyle in the penalty area.
Sunderland also had to settle for a goalless draw against Blackpool. It was Sunderland’s second result at the Stadium of Light in the space of three days after being held by Preston on Saturday.