Ireland U21 international Ryan Manning was unfortunate to miss a late penalty for Rotherham as they suffered a heavy defeat to West Brom in the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday.
Fellow Irishman Richie Towell won the penalty for Rotherham after he was fouled, but Manning hit the post from the spot kick that would have given their side a consolation score at the end of the tie where Dwight Gayle fired a hat-trick for West Brom.
Richard Keogh's Derby shared the spoils with Bristol City after a 1-1 draw, but it was his defensive error which led to Jamie Paterson scoring the opener for Bristol after 24 minutes.
Middlesbrough are fourth, George Friend getting them a 1-0 win at managerless Reading, with Republic of Ireland keeper Darren Randolph fitting in a crucial save to deny Sam Baldock and secure all three points.
Elsewhere in the championship, Norwich hit the front in the Sky Bet Championship thanks to a 1-0 win at Blackburn.
With leaders Leeds not playing until Sunday, City knew a victory at Ewood Park would take them top and Teemu Pukki ensured they got what they wanted.
He may have left it late, but his 86th-minute goal was his 15th and most valuable strike of the season.
Gayle had his treble wrapped up by the 54th minute, with the other from Harvey Barnes.
Billy Sharp's goal shortly after the break earned Sheffield United a 1-1 draw at Ipswich, who had gone in front through Ellis Harrison in the 38th minute.
Birmingham enjoyed a fine away day at Wigan, returning from Lancashire with a 3-0 win. Che Adams got them going, with Michael Morrison and Jacques Maghoma also on target.
Managerless Sheffield Wednesday gave whoever their new boss may be - and long-time Steve Bruce lieutenants Steve Agnew and Stephen Clemence were at Hillsborough - something to build on as they beat Preston 1-0.
Ben Pearson's 26th-minute red card gave them a leg up, with the recalled Michael Hector scoring the winner just after the hour.
Neal Maupay ended Brentford's horror run of form as they beat struggling Bolton 1-0, while QPR won at Nottingham Forest at the 35th time of asking thanks to Toni Leistner and Saido Berahino struck as Stoke beat Millwall 1-0.
Jarrod Bowen scored twice and missed a penalty as Hull eased their relegation fears with a 3-2 win over play-off contenders Swansea, who took the lead after just two minutes when Wilfried Bony fired in off a post and things looked bad for Hull when Bowen's penalty was saved by Erwin Mulder late in the half.
But after the break Bowen tapped in and then curled a shot past Mulder, with a towering header by Tommy Elphick sandwiched in between.
Swansea substitute Bersant Celina made it 3-2 in the closing stages but Hull had done enough to claim a vital victory.