West Brom remain on course for automatic promotion from the Coca-Cola Championship after a 1-0 win at home to Coventry which secured their longest winning sequence since 2004.
On-loan Blackburn man Steven Reid grabbed the only goal of the game, his first for the Black Country club, midway through the first half to secure a fifth-successive win which all but guarantees Albion at least a play-off place come May.
The result leaves the Baggies two points behind leaders Newcastle, who have a game in hand, while Coventry, now winless in four, are eight points behind sixth-placed Cardiff with seven games remaining.
Gylfi Sigurdsson converted a stoppage-time penalty as Reading stole a 2-1 win at play-off hopefuls Leicester.
Sheffield Wednesday breathed much-needed life into their battle for safety as they secured a late 2-1 win against relegation rivals Watford.
Luke Varney was the hero for the Owls as he broke clear to smash the vital 89th-minute winner past Scott Loach and earn his side an unlikely three points. The game, which had been terrible for the most part, seemed destined for a draw after Eddie Nolan's strike for the hosts had been cancelled out by Tom Cleverley's equaliser.
Sheffield United came from a goal behind to keep their slender play-off hopes alive with a draw at Cardiff, who remain on course to secure a top-six finish.
The Bluebirds enjoyed the better of the first half and were rewarded in the 45th minute as Jay Bothroyd opened the scoring with a thunderous 25-yard drive.
But United improved after the interval and equalised when Stephen Quinn bundled home from close range with 23 minutes remaining.
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