Roy Keane was within moments of celebrating his first victory as Ipswich manager before Chris Morgan's injury-time equaliser for Sheffield United forced a 3-3 draw at Bramall Lane.
The Tractor Boys had claimed just two points before the game and normal service appeared to resume when Darius Henderson put United ahead early on.
Jonathan Walters levelled though, and Grant Leadbitter made it 2-1 to Ipswich before Gareth McAuley got a third with 20 minutes to go. However, Henderson pulled one back as he put the ball into the top corner with Morgan popping up in stoppage time to secure a point.
West Brom failed to take advantage of Newcastle's inactivity by going down 3-1 at Barnsley.
The Tykes, who began the night in the bottom three, went ahead in the 14th minute when Adam Hammill converted from close range after good work from Jon Macken and Iain Hume doubled the lead from the penalty spot when Shelton Martis fouled Macken.
Martis then steered the ball into the back of his own goal with 10 minutes to go, and although Chris Brunt pulled one back late on it was nothing more than a consolation.
Leicester claimed a 1-0 win at Middlesbrough after Lloyd Dyer blasted the ball into the net with seven minutes to go.
Four goals by Michael Chopra led Cardiff to a 6-1 demolition of Derby.
Peter Whittingham put them ahead early at the Cardiff City Stadium and Chopra extended their advantage shortly before the interval.
Rob Hulse pulled one back for the Rams but it was a false promise as Chopra, who got another three, and Chris Burke led the Welsh team to a comprehensive victory.
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