Patson Daka scored twice as Leicester defeated Rotherham 3-0 on Saturday to move six points clear of the English football second-tier Championship.
Five minutes after Viktor Johansson, the custodian for Rotherham, fouled Daka, the goal scored from the penalty spot. Daka had also scored from close range on the hour.
As the Foxes won their sixth straight league game, Cesare Casadei, a replacement for Leicester, finished the score with a diving header in the 72nd minute.
The thrilling 4-0 defeat of Leeds in Saturday’s early kickoff, which left Ipswich in second place, reinforced their position.
To the joy of home supporters at Elland Road, Leeds captain Pascal Struijk’s early header, Leif Davis’ own goal, and Crysencio Summerville’s penalty meant the game was all but over before halftime.
Leeds increased their home winning streak to 12 games this season and closed the gap on their opponents with a goal from Joel Piroe early in the second half. It was Ipswich’s third league loss of the year.
In another game, Taylor Harwood-Bellis’ header won Southampton a 1-0 victory over QPR to extend their winning streak to 15 games, their longest since 1950.
Shea Charles was sent off in the 89th minute, leaving Southampton with 10 men at the end of the game, but they managed to hold onto all three points.
Morgan Rogers’ goal at the Riverside helped Middlesbrough defeat West Brom 1-0 and move to within three points of the play-off spots.
Watford came back from a two-point deficit to defeat Blackburn Rovers 2-1 and go to the play-offs.
Adam Wharton gave Rovers the lead in the third minute, but Mileta Rajovic tied the score in the 83rd, and Rhys Healey’s goal four minutes later completed the comeback.
Sam McCallum and Borja Sainz’s goals in the second half helped Norwich defeat struggling Huddersfield 2-0 at Carrow Road, keeping them level on points with Watford.
Michael Beale’s debut as Sunderland’s manager was marred by defeat, as the former Rangers manager’s team fell short of Coventry 3-0 at the Stadium of Light.
In stoppage time in the first half, Tatsuhiro Sakamoto opened the score. In the second half, Callum O’Hare and Kasey Palmer both found the net.
After trailing 3-1 against Wayne Rooney’s Birmingham City, Plymouth rallied to tie the game 3-3 and earn a point, while Steven Schumacher’s first game in charge of Stoke ended in a goalless draw against Millwall.
Akin Famewo’s two own goals proved to be the cause of Sheffield Wednesday’s 2-1 home loss to Cardiff.