Derby remain bottom of the Sky Bet Championship after joint interim manager Wayne Rooney saw his side beaten 3-0 at Middlesbrough.

Britt Assombalonga put the Teessiders into the lead with a close-range effort after 33 minutes.

The Rams – on the search for a new permanent boss following the departure of Dutchman Phillip Cocu – fell further behind when defender Matthew Clarke diverted a cross into his own net after 71 minutes.

Substitute Marvin Johnson curled in a late third for the home side, who move to seventh, two points off the top six.

A fourth straight loss for Derby, meanwhile, leaves them now six points from safety.

Swansea drew 1-1 at home with Sheffield Wednesday, who had to change goalkeepers after only 13 minutes following an apparent groin injury to Republic of Ireland international Keiren Westwood.

The 36-year-old hadn't played for the club for a year until Tony Pulis took over earlier this month and reinstated him as number one.

Adam Reach put the Owls ahead on 27 minutes from a corner.

However, a curled equaliser from substitute Andre Ayew on the hour saw the points shared.

Swansea move to fourth, now three points behind second-placed Bournemouth.

Former leaders Reading ended their four-match losing run with a 1-1 draw at Millwall.

Jed Wallace broke the deadlock with a fine free-kick into the top corner during first-half stoppage time, after Ireland striker Troy Parrott was fouled.

Lucas Joao equalised with a low finish after 53 minutes which proved enough to secure a welcome point for the Royals, who are sixth.

Bristol City and Watford missed the chance to close up on their promotion rivals after playing out a goalless draw at Ashton Gate.

The Hornets almost snatched a late winner, but goalkeeper Daniel Bentley was able to push Domingos Quina's fierce shot over the crossbar.

Coventry pulled clear of the bottom three after a 1-0 win over Cardiff.

The visitors had a goal disallowed before Tyler Walker grabbed the crucial breakthrough on 54 minutes after he capitalised on some poor defending.