Sergio Aguero scored a hat-trick as Manchester City beat Newcastle 3-1 in Saturday's late game in the Premier League.
Aitor Karanka's Nottingham Forest tenure began in frustrating fashion as Aston Villa claimed a comfortable 1-0 win at the City Ground.
A superb last-gasp strike from Fraser Franks earned Stevenage a 1-1 Sky Bet League Two draw with Morecambe at the Globe Arena.
Northampton gained a surprise 2-1 win at League One play-off contenders Bradford, condemning the Bantams to their seventh home league defeat of the season.
Ipswich ended a five-game winless run after Bersant Celina's stunning strike was enough to beat Leeds at Portman Road.
Oliver Norwood struck a dramatic late penalty to earn Fulham a 1-0 win at Championship play-off rivals Middlesbrough.
Gary Rowett returned to haunt Birmingham again as his Derby side stayed second in the Sky Bet Championship with a 3-0 win at St Andrew's.
Charlie Mulgrew struck twice as Blackburn defeated promotion rivals Shrewsbury 3-1.
James Maddison fired a 79th-minute winner to give Norwich a 1-0 Sky Bet Championship triumph over Carabao Cup semi-finalists Bristol City at Ashton Gate.
Fleetwood secured a 2-1 win at Southend United to heap more pressure on Shrimpers' under-fire boss Phil Brown.
Charlton climbed back into the League One play-off places after winning 1-0 at rock-bottom Bury.
Jamal Lowe's first goal since September wasn't enough to fire Portsmouth to victory as they were pegged back by Scunthorpe in a 1-1 draw at Fratton Park.