Championship Round-Up: Leicester go top thanks to Millwall victory while Burnley suffer defeat at Huddersfield

Elsewhere there were wins for Blackpool and Yeovil while Barnsley's 3-0 defeat to Birmingham sees David Flitcroft sacked

Jamie Vardy took his Sky Bet Championship goal tally to six with a match-winning brace in Leicester's 3-0 victory over Millwall which lifted the Foxes to the top of the table.

Lloyd Dyer claimed Leicester's other goal in a one-sided contest at the King Power Stadium.

Burnley lost 2-1 at Huddersfield, Oliver Norwood and James Vaughan from the penalty spot with the crucial home goals.

Danny Ings reply came too late for the visitors, who also ended the match with 10 men following the last-minute dismissal of Michael Duff.

QPR slipped up 2-1 at Doncaster, Harry Redknapp's side undone by strikes from forward Theo Robinson and defender Paul Quinn.

Charlie Austin had given Rangers the lead but they were unable to hold on and Quinn's effort a minute from time snatched the points for Rovers.

Blackpool's 2-0 victory over Sheffield Wednesday keeps them fourth in the table, courtesy of goals in each half from Ricardo Fuller and Dan Gosling, while Wednesday suffered their seventh defeat of the season and sit second from bottom.

Yeovil climbed off the table's foot with a 3-0 away win over Watford thanks to goals from Byron Webster, Ishmael Miller and Joe Edwards.

Barnsley now prop up the league after their 3-0 defeat to Birmingham - and the south Yorkshire club responded by sacking manager David Flitcroft soon after the match.

Former Bury and Rochdale midfielder Flitcroft, 39, was in charge of the club for less than a year after taking over from Keith Hill in December 2012.

Flitcroft, appointed permanent boss after two wins in three games as caretaker, guided the Tykes to safety on the final day of last season, but Saturday's reverse - their 10th in 17 league games - was one too many for the Oakwell board.

Blues right-back Paul Caddis scored his first-ever goal for Birmingham, then followed it up with his second before Nikola Zigic competed the comprehensive win.

Tommy Spurr's header was enough to hand Blackburn a 1-0 victory over Leeds.

Ashley Barnes' equaliser claimed Brighton a point in their lunchtime clash at Bournemouth. Matt Richie scored first for the Cherries, with the game ending 1-1.

Tommy Smith headed the winner for Ipswich in a 1-0 success at Charlton, while Middlesbrough saw off Bolton by the same scoreline thanks to Grant Leadbitter's penalty.

PA

Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Caption competition
Caption competition
  • Get to the point
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?

Bleacher Report

Daily Quiz
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

Career Services

Day In a Page

Fishing for votes with Nigel Farage: The Ukip leader shows how he can work an audience as he casts his line to the disaffected of Grimsby

Fishing is on Nigel Farage's mind

Ukip leader casts a line to the disaffected
Who is bombing whom in the Middle East? It's amazing they don't all hit each other

Who is bombing whom in the Middle East?

Robert Fisk untangles the countries and factions
China's influence on fashion: At the top of the game both creatively and commercially

China's influence on fashion

At the top of the game both creatively and commercially
Lord O’Donnell: Former cabinet secretary on the election and life away from the levers of power

The man known as GOD has a reputation for getting the job done

Lord O'Donnell's three principles of rule
Rainbow shades: It's all bright on the night

Rainbow shades

It's all bright on the night
'It was first time I had ever tasted chocolate. I kept a piece, and when Amsterdam was liberated, I gave it to the first Allied soldier I saw'

Bread from heaven

Dutch survivors thank RAF for World War II drop that saved millions
Britain will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power - Labour

How 'the Axe' helped Labour

UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power
Rare and exclusive video shows the horrific price paid by activists for challenging the rule of jihadist extremists in Syria

The price to be paid for challenging the rule of extremists

A revolution now 'consuming its own children'
Welcome to the world of Megagames

Welcome to the world of Megagames

300 players take part in Watch the Skies! board game in London
'Nymphomaniac' actress reveals what it was really like to star in one of the most explicit films ever

Charlotte Gainsbourg on 'Nymphomaniac'

Starring in one of the most explicit films ever
Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers

Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi

The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers
Vince Cable interview: Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'

Vince Cable exclusive interview

Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'
Iwan Rheon interview: Game of Thrones star returns to his Welsh roots to record debut album

Iwan Rheon is returning to his Welsh roots

Rheon is best known for his role as the Bastard of Bolton. It's gruelling playing a sadistic torturer, he tells Craig McLean, but it hasn't stopped him recording an album of Welsh psychedelia
Morne Hardenberg interview: Cameraman for BBC's upcoming show Shark on filming the ocean's most dangerous predator

It's time for my close-up

Meet the man who films great whites for a living
Increasing numbers of homeless people in America keep their mobile phones on the streets

Homeless people keep mobile phones

A homeless person with a smartphone is a common sight in the US. And that's creating a network where the 'hobo' community can share information - and fight stigma - like never before