Magpies rule the roost

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Newcastle continue to lead the way in the Coca-Cola Championship on the back of their 3-1 win at home to struggling Peterborough.

Jonas Gutierrez fired the Magpies in front after 15 minutes, with Andy Carroll adding a second three minutes later.

A 52nd-minute curler from Danny Simpson effectively ended the match as a contest, although Dean Keates got the visitors on the scoresheet 11 minutes from time.

West Brom remain two points off the summit after their 2-1 victory at Leicester.

Two goals in three minutes from Graham Dorrans and Gonzalo Jara gave Albion a half-time lead, with Bruno Berner replying for the Foxes in the last minute.

Darren Pratley grabbed a brace to help Swansea edge bitter rivals Cardiff 3-2.

Kaspars Gorkss struck eight minutes from time to earn QPR a 2-1 victory at Sheffield Wednesday, while Blackpool notched a 4-1 success over 10-man Scunthorpe with all the goals coming in the second half.

Ipswich were unable to add to last weekend's success over Derby with another three-point haul as they played out a 1-1 draw at Reading.

Plymouth moved out of the drop zone with a 2-1 win over Doncaster, courtesy of goals from Alan Judge and Rory Fallon.

A last-minute strike from Danny Haynes snatched a 1-1 draw for Bristol City at Nottingham Forest, who had gone ahead five minutes earlier through Wes Morgan. A Darren Ambrose goal was enough to see Crystal Palace past Middlesbrough, while Heidar Helguson and Tom Cleverley were on the scoresheet in Watford's 2-0 win over Preston.

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Peterborough United
Leicester City
Doncaster Rovers
Rory Fallon
Ipswich Town
West Bromwich Albion
Sheffield Wednesday
Darren Pratley
Bristol City
Gonzalo Jara
Kaspars Gorkss
Heidar Helguson
Wes Morgan
Alan Judge
Scunthorpe United
Graham Dorrans
Darren Ambrose
Dean Keates
Cardiff City
Newcastle United
Preston North End
Derby County
Bruno Berner
Nottingham Forest
Queens Park Rangers
Danny Simpson
Crystal Palace
Jonas Gutierrez
Danny Haynes
Plymouth Argyle
Swansea City
Tom Cleverley

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