Harrison Reed’s Blackburn stayed in the play-off hunt with a third straight victory to see off Ipswich Town at the weekend.
Second-half goals from Danny Graham and Joe Nuttall condemned Ipswich to another defeat as the Tractor Boys remain rock bottom of the Championship table.
Reed started the match but was replaced at half time in a tactical switch, as Rovers stay six points adrift of Derby, who occupy the final play-off berth.
On the continent, Jordy Clasie’s hopes of winning a first Eredivisie title with boyhood club Feyenoord are realistically over as the Rotterdam club fell to a second defeat in three games.
Clasie played the full 90 minutes of a surprise 3-1 reverse at PEC Zwolle – a result that leaves his temporary employers third in the league, 13 points behind leaders PSV.
In Spain, Sofiane Boufal and Guido Carrillo remain precariously positioned just above the La Liga drop zone.
Boufal was substituted 71 minutes into Celta Vigo’s home clash with Valencia with his side in front, but Celta immediately surrendered the lead before the visitors completed a late turnaround to snatch the points.
Carrillo has not featured in Leganés’s last two matches due to injury, so was powerless to prevent a 3-1 defeat at the Nou Camp, with Barcelona’s formidable attacking trio of Ousmane Dembélé, Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi all on target.
On the non-league scene, Kingsley Latham kept a clean sheet as Dorchester Town drew 0-0 at Chesham United, while Ben Rowthorn was involved in a very different draw, 3-3 with Weston-super-Mare. Rowthorn’s Truro City led 2-1 and 3-2, but were unable to secure victory at Treyew Road.
Elsewhere, Harrison Davis’s appearance was cut short by illness in the first half of Tiverton Town’s 2-2 draw at Hendon.