Crystal Palace remain top of the npower Championship thanks to a comfortable 3-0 win over Derby County at Selhurst Park.

Glenn Murray scored twice with Andre Moritz also beat Rams keeper Adam Legzdins as Palace won their fifth successive league game.

The victory keeps them two points ahead of Cardiff City in second place, who leapfrogged Middlesbrough thanks to their 1-0 win over Tony Mowbray's side at the Cardiff City Stadium with Matthew Connolly on target.

Sone Aluko scored twice as Hull City remain in fourth place after they held on to beat Birmingham City 3-2 at St Andrew's.

David Nugent scored a brace of his own as Leicester City thumped Ipswich Town 6-0 at the King Power Stadium to stay in sixth place, while the Blues remained in the bottom three.

Elsewhere, Brighton and Hove Albion leapfrogged Huddersfield Town into sixth place with a 2-1 win at the John Smith's Stadium and Bristol City remain firmly rooted to the bottom of the table after they drew 1-1 against Blackpool.

Watford continued their run of good form as they beat 10-man Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 at Vicarage Road and Miguel Llera's headed own goal was the only difference as Nottingham Forest beat Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 at the City Ground.

Bolton Wanderers and Barnsley played out a 1-1 draw at the Reebok Stadium, with Kevin Davies' first-half score for Bolton cancelled out by namesake Craig Davies midway through the second period.

Charlton Athletic beat 10-man Burnley 1-0 thanks to Danny Haynes' goal after Burnley keeper Lee Grant saved Johnnie Jackson's early penalty at Turf Moor.