A 53rd-minute goal from prolific scorer Matty Fryatt earned Leicester a 1-0 Coca-Cola Championship win over bottom club Barnsley.
QPR shared a 1-1 draw with struggling Nottingham Forest at Loftus Road. Mikele Leigertwood put the home side ahead in the 25th minute but David McGoldrick equalised in the 56th minute.
A last-minute goal from Miles Addison completed a fine Derby fightback as they earned all three points with a 2-1 win over Plymouth at Pride Park.
Plymouth stunned Derby by taking the lead in the 17th minute after Jake Buxton was adjudged to have fouled Alan Judge.
Judge then composed himself to put the visitors in front from the penalty spot. But Derby fought back to level before the break when Buxton redeemed himself by scoring the equaliser and Addison pounced in the final minute.
Sheffield Wednesday moved into 11th place thanks to a 4-0 demolition of Scunthorpe. Wednesday made light work of United with two goals inside the first 12 minutes.
Richard Wood headed the Owls in front in the sixth minute before Michael Johnson added a second six minutes later. The home side then went three in front through Marcus Tudgay in the 34th minute. The scoring was completed by Darren Potter in the 58th minute.
Watford twice squandered the lead against Blackpool in a contest that eventually ended 2-2.
Tommy Smith gave the home side the lead in the 23rd minute after collecting a pass from Danny Graham to finish in style. But Alex Baptiste levelled in the 55th minute only for Watford to re-establish their advantage through Tom Cleverly seven minutes later.
But the home side were denied victory when Gary Taylor-Fletcher struck a second equaliser in the 71st minute.
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