Jordan Rhodes rescued a point for managerless Blackburn Rovers, who extended their winless run to nine matches after a 1-1 draw against Lancashire neighbours Blackpool on Friday.

Michael Appleton - who led the Seasiders to a 2-0 victory over Rovers in December before taking up the reins at Ewood Park a month later - was sacked last week to leave Gary Bowyer in caretaker charge, as he was following Henning Berg's similarly brief tenure earlier in the campaign.

Such chaos behind the scenes has been reflected by dismal performances on the field and on-loan Milton Keynes Dons centre-back Gary MacKenzie gave Blackpool a 64th minute lead as Rovers once again failed to convince. They looked set to rue earlier missed chances but Rhodes secured a share of the spoils with his 24th league goal of the season.

Sam Vokes hit a last-gasp equaliser to deny Watford the chance to go second as they drew 3-3 with Burnley.

The Welsh striker, on as a 79th-minute substitute, struck three minutes into stoppage time as Sean Dyche enjoyed a happy return to Vicarage Road. The warm reception he received from the home fans had barely died down when his Burnley side took the lead after just 39 seconds.

Charlie Austin got that one, and went on to make it 28 for the season from the penalty spot after Troy Deeney had equalised. But Fernando Forestier levelled again at the end of a crazy first half hour and then fired Watford ahead after the break.

However, Vokes had the final say with his dramatic leveller as Burnley snatched a point.

On Saturday,Malky Mackay's Cardiff City continued to suffer serious promotion jitters as two late penalties from Grant McCann gave resurgent Peterborough United a dramatic 2-1 win at London Road.

Mackay's men have now won just one in their last five in the npower Championship and from a previous position of strength are now left peering anxiously over their shoulders at the chasing pack.

Aron Gunnarsson swept the Welshmen in front after 23 minutes but Posh substitute McCann equalised from the spot on 72 minutes after Mark Little was fouled by Don Cowie in the box.

McCann netted his second penalty seven minutes later after a foul by Matthew Connolly on Dwight Gayle which proved enough to send Posh out of the relegation zone on the back of six games without defeat - and complete the double over the leaders after their 1-0 win in South Wales earlier in the season.

Struggling Wolverhampton Wanderers also boosted their survival prospects with a dramatic 3-2 win over free-falling Middlesbrough at Molineux. Starting the day second from bottom, Wolves were helped on their way by a 17th minute Stephen McManus own goal before Grant Leadbitter dragged Boro level eight minutes later.

Bjorn Sigurdarson gave Wolves back a lead which Leadbitter cancelled out again, before Kevin Doyle struck to claim three priceless points for his side when he headed home a Roger Johnson cross on 70 minutes.

Sheffield Wednesday hung on for a 2-1 win over Barnsley in the South Yorkshire derby at Hillsborough despite finishing the match with 10 men, while a late howler from Brighton and Hove Albion goalkeeper Casper Ankergren rescued Nottingham Forest a point in a dramatic 2-2 draw between the two play-off contenders at the City Ground.

Bolton's faint hopes of forcing their way into the Play-Offs suffered another blow as they had two men sent off in a 3-2 defeat at Charlton Athletic. Marvin Sordell and Medo Kamara had put Bolton 2-0 up before Johnnie Jackson pulled one back for Charlton, and the game changed when Craig Dawson was sent off for a second yellow card on 58 minutes.

Dorian Dervite equalised in a scramble from the resulting free-kick and Yann Kermorgant put Charlton in front from the penalty spot three minutes later. Craig Davies was the second Bolton player dismissed in injury time.

Neil Warnock's Leeds United never recovered from the 31st-minute dismissal of Tom Lees for a professional foul, as two goals from David McGoldrick and one for Jay Emmanuel-Thomas gave Ipswich Town a 3-0 win at Portman Road.

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