QPR increase lead at top
QPR claimed their first away victory in six attempts as they dispatched Coventry 2-0 to enter 2011 with a seven-point lead at the top of the Championship.
An own goal by Keiren Westwood put the visitors on their way 16 minutes into the second half and then Tommy Smith headed home the second to condemn Coventry to a third successive defeat against fellow top-six sides.
Cardiff's automatic promotion hopes took a blow as Watford came from behind to win 4-1.
Andy O'Brien's own goal in stoppage-time denied Leeds a return to the top two as Portsmouth twice fought back from two goals down to draw 3-3.
Wes Hoolahan stepped off the bench to score a second-half hat-trick as Norwich won for the fourth time in five games with a 4-2 victory over Sheffield United.