Sheffield Wednesday scored for the first time since early November to hold runaway Coca-Cola Championship leaders Newcastle to a 2-2 draw at Hillsborough.

The Magpies fell behind in the 14th minute to Luke Varney's header, Wednesday's first goal since November 7.

A Kevin Nolan header and a Shola Ameobi finish in the space of three minutes had United in front by midway through the first half, but James O'Connor snatched a point for the Owls in the 59th minute when he fired home from six yards.

Cardiff missed the chance to make up ground on the leaders as they conceded a late winner to lose 1-0 at home to Plymouth, who ended a run of five straight defeats without a goal. Gary Sawyer's goal decided the game in the 84th minute.

Nottingham Forest had to settle for a goalless draw at Watford, their ninth draw on the road this term.

Crystal Palace came from behind to beat 10-man Ipswich 3-1 at Selhurst Park.

Jaime Peters put Town ahead in the 19th minute, but Jose Fonte levelled in the 38th minute and Jonathan Stead was given a straight red card a minute later for a late, but not malicious, challenge on Freddie Sears.

Neil Danns put the Eagles ahead in the 58th minute and Victor Moses sealed the points in added time.

QPR were 2-1 winners over Bristol City thanks to goals from Jay Simpson (31) and Mikele Leigertwood (40), with Nicky Maynard (57) replying for City.

Preston's match against Barnsley at Deepdale was called off because areas around the ground were deemed unsafe, although the pitch did pass an inspection.

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