Stoke manager Nathan Jones hailed Jack Butland as one of the country’s top goalkeepers after Derby were held 0-0 at Pride Park.
Norwich manager Daniel Farke preferred to focus on collecting three more points than on his new contract after watching his side beat Hull 3-2 at Carrow Road.
Manager Neil Harris rounded on Millwall’s critics after the Lions recorded a crucial victory at Birmingham.
Aston Villa manager Dean Smith paid tribute to John McGinn after the midfielder’s brace sparked a vital 3-1 win at Nottingham Forest.
Alex Neil had sympathy for Middlesbrough counterpart Tony Pulis after a controversial sending-off helped Preston leave the Riverside Stadium with three points after a 2-1 win.
Middlesbrough lost for the second home game in a row after letting a lead slip as they were beaten 2-1 by Preston.
Chris Brunt scored one and made another on his return to the West Brom side in the 3-0 Sky Bet Championship win over Swansea at the Hawthorns.
Semi Ajayi’s header deep into injury time gave Rotherham a 2-1 victory at QPR for their first Sky Bet Championship away win of the season.
Jack Butland stood in Derby’s path with a string of saves that earned Stoke a point in a 0-0 draw at Pride Park.
John McGinn’s double helped Aston Villa win the battle of the play-off hopefuls as they secured a comfortable 3-1 win over Nottingham Forest at the City Ground.
Norwich returned to the top of the Sky Bet Championship with a 3-2 win over Hull at Carrow Road on the evening manager Daniel Farke signed a new long-term contract with the club.