Norem City’s Teemu Pukki scores his team’s fourth goal from the penalty spot during the championship win over Stoke at Carrow Road Photo: Nigel French / PA Wire

Teemu Pukki scored his goal of the season with a brace to 13 when Norwich returned to the top of the Sky Bet Championship with a 4-1 win over Stoke on Carrow Road

Todd Cantwell opened the gate in the 15th Minute and Pukkis tap-in shortly before the break gave the Canaries control

Nick Powell had possession to withdraw Stoke, who are now nine league games, on the hour Only Emi Buendia and Pukki could beat Norwich one point ahead of Brentford

Watford stayed fourth after beating Bristol City 6-0 in the first half at Vicarage Road

In a combination of Ken Sema and Taylor Moore, the Hornets took an early lead before Ismaila Sarr doubled the lead after 15 minutes, setting the stage for an eleventh home win after 15 games this season

Will Hughes’ deflection and an attempt by Sema led Watford 4-0 within 36 minutes Sarr and Philip Zinckernagel scored in the second half to condemn Bristol City to a seventh straight away loss in the away league

Alfa Semedo’s bizarre goal in 17th Minute put Reading into the lead when the defender’s attempted duel flew in from 50 yards after Bartosz Bialkowski got out of position and threw the ball out

But Matt Smith was equal in 76 Minute off and Mason Bennett headed the winning goal five minutes from time

Glenn Murray had cleared a header against his former team off the line when Forest was five points above the relegation zone Bournemouth made it three games unbeaten under caretaker boss Jonathan Woodgate

Middlesbrough didn’t take advantage when Derby boosted their hopes for survival with a 2-1 win at Pride Park

Derby was 2-0 within 32 minutes after Lee Gregory nodded from close range and Colin Kazim-Richards scored a breathtaking long shot

On loan Fulham striker Neeskens Kebano’s first goal from Boro gave the visitors hope but they stay six points ahead of the cherries as County was three points above the bottom three

Kieffer Moore’s double in the first half put Cardiff on the way to a third straight win with a 3-1 win over Coventry

Jacob Murphy added a third shortly after hiatus as the Bluebirds went tied with Boro and Dominic Hyam scored late consolation for the Sky Blues

Birmingham remain in second place after Dan Potts’ header in the first half Luton a 1-0 win at St Andrew’s brought

The low Wycombe breathed new life into its survival proposition by coming down from two goals and winning 3-2 at Huddersfield

Juninho Bacuna’s header from close range in the 18th Minute and Isaac Mbenza’s attempt just before the break seemed to lead the Terriers to a first win in seven league games

But the Chairboys reacted to the break through Anis Mehmeti, Joe Jacobson came off the penalty spot on 63 minutes and Josh Knight ended the comeback late, leaving them 10 points ahead of safety

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