Flying Foxes tame Tykes
A review of Tuesday night's action in the Sky Bet Championship, including Leicester's victory over Barnsley.
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Burnley had cut the gap to five with their derby win over Blackburn at the weekend but Jamie Vardy opened the scoring after 21 minutes at Oakwell and Danny Drinkwater doubled the lead 13 minutes after the break.
Vardy then added a third as the Foxes eased to a victory which left the Tykes in the relegation zone.
It had looked destined to be goalless for a long time but Leonardo Ulloa scored 13 minutes from time and Stephen Ward added a second as Brighton moved within two points of the play-offs.
Mustapha Carayol had netted eight minutes after the break to hand Middlesbrough the lead but Henderson spared Forest's blushes and kept the Reds in fifth.
Mathias Ranegie was sent off after 19 minutes for Watford and Chris Brown opened the scoring for Rovers just five minutes later.
Ikechi Anya netted an equaliser for the Hornets midway through the second half but Billy Sharp grabbed a 90th-minute winner for the home side.
The Glovers were unbeaten in their last five but never looked like getting an equaliser after Christophe Berra fired the Tractor Boys ahead in the 40th minute.
Leeds looked out for the count and in danger of a particularly heavy defeat, trailing 4-0 early in the second half after another abysmal performance, but Smith's arrival sparked them into life as he and Rudi Austin struck to restore some pride.
Striker Fuller's 14th-minute goal gave the hosts a 1-0 triumph and lifted the gloom which has engulfed the Seasiders since their last victory on November 30.
It also ensured caretaker boss Barry Ferguson won for the first time ever as a manager, against the man who brought him to Blackpool as a player in the summer of 2011.