Bournemouth missed the chance to go top of the Championship as Todd Kane’s dramatic stoppage-time equaliser for Coventry held them to a 2-2 home draw.
Scott Parker’s side took a two-goal lead through Jaidon Anthony in the 45th minute and Philip Billing in the 66th. Jefferson Lerma was then sent off in the 68th minute following a tackle on Matt Godden, who subsequently pulled a goal back with five minutes of normal time remaining. Kane then struck in the fifth minute of additional time.
It left the Cherries in second place, a point behind leaders Fulham, who were held 1-1 at Preston after Ched Evans bundled in a controversial equaliser. Tim Ream put Fulham ahead early in the first half with his first goal in almost four years, but they were unable to kill the game off, and Preston made them pay.
Fulham’s manager, Marco Silva, later attacked what he called “a big mistake from the referee and the linesman … There was an elbow in there and then a clear handball before the ball goes over the line. It’s difficult for us to accept. We had a similar situation against Coventry recently. We’ve ended up losing two points, and it’s not been our fault, again.”
Blackburn moved into the play-off spots, rising to fourth, and pushed Stoke out of them with a 1-0 victory over the Potters at the bet365 Stadium, Reda Khadra netting seven minutes after the break.
Middlesbrough celebrated a first win under Chris Wilder as Duncan Watmore’s first-half double earned a 2-1 win at Huddersfield, who could only reply in stoppage time through a Luke Daniels own goal.
Peterborough and Barnsley, 22nd and 23rd in the table respectively, battled out a 0-0 draw at the Weston Homes Stadium, while Reading went four points clear of the drop zone following a 3-2 win at Swansea. After responding to Jamie Paterson’s opener to take the lead through Tom Dele-Bashiru and Andy Carroll’s maiden Reading goal, the Royals claimed all three points thanks to Danny Drinkwater’s 50th-minute strike – just one minute after Ryan Manning’s equaliser.
Elsewhere, Hull beat Millwall 2-1 at home, with George Honeyman and Ryan Longman scoring for the Tigers either side Tom Bradshaw’s effort, and Lukas Jutkiewicz’s late goal sealed Birmingham a 1-0 win against Blackpool at St Andrew’s. Cardiff won 2-1 at Luton with Sean Morrison netting the decisive effort after Jordan Clark had cancelled out Rubin Colwill’s early header.