Nottingham Forest got themselves an early lead and rarely looked like relinquishing it in a 1-0 win over local rivals Derby County....
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Premier League strugglers Cardiff City and Huddersfield Town both crashed out of the FA Cup to lower league opposition on Saturday.
It was a thrilling day in the Championship, as Hull City scored six, leaders Leeds United lost again and Norwich City rescued a late draw.
The Championship's top two sides suffered defeats while Derby County, Hull City and Sheffield United enjoyed wins on 2018's final matchday.
Derby County and Nottingham Forest settled for a goalless draw at Pride Park that does not hugely benefit their respective promotion hopes.
A number of Premier League sides are said to be monitoring the young Nottingham Forest winger Joe Lolley, who has been in exceptional form this season.
Norwich City fought back to overcome Rotherham United at home and reclaim top spot from Leeds United in the Championship.
Watford could make a move for Nottingham Forrest's Joe Lolley in January, after the winger has impressed in the Championship.
In a topsy turvy affair, Aston Villa and Nottingham Forrest produced an early Christmas cracker, as the sides would eventually draw 5-5 in the Championship match.
Aston Villa's Tammy Abraham scored four goals but former Villa striker Lewis Grabban scored a late equaliser as 10-man Nottingham Forest snatched an incredible 5-5 draw in the Championship on Wednesday.
Millwall were left downbeat by Norwich City's late fightback and Jordan Hugill finally scored in the Championship for Middlesbrough.
Norwich City took charge in the Championship with a 4-0 win at Sheffield Wednesday, while striker Paul Gallagher went in goal for Preston.
Nottingham Forest have announced the signing of Iran international Karim Ansarifard, who played at the 2018 World Cup.
Burton Albion Manager Nigel Clough believes Burton's historic Carabao Cup run is helping to lift the gloom of last season's relegation.
The owner of Nottingham Forest, Athens-based Evangelos Marinakis, made a surprise visit to the club last week.
Leeds United were knocked off the top of the Championship table by Sheffield United after their home draw with Nottingham Forest.
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