Preston, Watford, QPR win in Championship

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Championship leaders Reading suffered a second successive defeat as they were beaten 3-0 by Preston at Madejski Stadium.

Royals goalkeeper Rafael saved a Daniel Johnson penalty shortly after the break before Scott Sinclair put Preston ahead in the 64th minute, and Emil Riis Jakobsen doubled their lead four minutes later.

Brad Potts scored a third in added time. Reading, who were unbeaten in eight matches prior to last Friday's 3-2 loss at Coventry, remain three points clear of Swansea at the top of the table.

Wycombe made it back-to-back victories as they came from behind to triumph 2-1 at Birmingham, with Kristian Pedersen's added-time own goal handing the visitors all three points.

Scott Kashket had equalised in the 75th minute after Marc Roberts' first-half opener for Birmingham.

The Chairboys had been bottom of the table following the news that Sheffield Wednesday's points deduction had been reduced from 12 to six, but they are now up to 22nd place.

Derby slipped to second-bottom after an 88th-minute header from substitute Macauley Bonne condemned Phillip Cocu's side to a 1-0 home loss to QPR.

Nottingham Forest leapfrogged Coventry into 20th place after a Lyle Taylor penalty deep into added time earned them a 2-1 home victory over the Sky Blues.

Scott McKenna had put Forest in front in the first half before Callum O'Hare levelled just prior to the hour mark.

There was also a late winner at Watford as Ismaila Sarr's finish in added time saw the Hornets defeat Stoke 3-2.

After falling behind early on thanks to a Steven Fletcher goal, Watford turned things around via Tom Cleverley and a Joao Pedro penalty, only for Nick Powell to level in the 81st minute.

Sarr then had the final say after being teed up by Ken Sema and Watford are up to fourth in the table.

Also on Wednesday, Luton won 1-0 at Rotherham with James Collins netting in the 70th minute.