Bournemouth boosted their lead at the top of the Sky Bet Championship table to six points with their narrow 1-0 victory over Stoke City.
Dominic Solanke’s goal at bet365 was enough for the Cherries, unbeaten after 13 games, to steer clear of closest rivals West Bromwich Albion – who plays on Wednesday night.
Queens Park Rangers climbed to fifth after a late 1-0 win over Blackburn, which Elias sealed at the Keanese Prince Foundation Stadium.
Luton twice struggled to earn a 2-2 draw in the derby, while Jake Cooper’s late goal for Millwall earned them a 2-1 win over Sheffield United.
Nottingham Forest moved into the top half of the table after Lyle Taylor’s late double secured a 2-1 win over Bristol City, whose poor home performance continued.
Sky Beat League One
Plymouth remained top of Sky Bet League One after a confirmed 3-0 win over Bolton at Home Park.
Goals by Brendan Galloway, Conor Grant and Ryan Broome led Argyle to victory, and they remain one point ahead of Sunderland, despite the Black Cats advancing to second place with a 4-0 win over Crewe. Although they have two games on hand on the leaders.
Wycombe dropped to third after a goalless draw with Rotherham, and Wigan slipped to fourth after squandering a lead and losing 2-1 at home to MK Dons.
Burton climbed to seventh after a tough 1-0 win at Fleetwood, and Oxford beat Shrewsbury 2-0 – even in the absence of coach Carl Robinson – to move up to eighth.
Sheffield Wednesday is ninth after a late 1-1 draw with Cambridge, and Accrington is in tenth after beating struggling Charlton 3-2 in The Valley.
Cheltenham moved into the top half with a 3-1 win over Morecambe.
Elsewhere, there was a confirmed 4-0 win for Ipswich over Portsmouth, a 1-0 Wimbledon win over Lincoln, and Gillingham beating Doncaster 1-0.
Sky Bet League Two
League Two leaders Forest Green retained four points at the top of the table despite their 1-1 draw with Leyton Orient.
Matty Stevens gave the Rovers the lead 22 minutes into play, but Roel Soterio got a share of Kenny Jacket’s men’s loot when he equalized eight minutes later.
Meanwhile, second-placed Harrogate maintained his pace – and continued his unbeaten run – with a 2-2 draw with Tranmere, and Swindon moved up to third with a slim 2-1 win over a rising mover Sutton.
There was drama at Jobsserve Community Stadium as Colchester finished with ten men and Bristol Rovers finished with nine in a 1-1 draw, while in South Wales Newport saw two players sent off and yet they managed to draw 2-2 with Carlisle.
Exeter moved into the deciding courts after coming back from behind to beat the 10-man Crowley 3-1 thanks to three second-half goals and Northampton secured their entry into the top seven with an emphatic 3-0 victory over struggling Stevenage.
Hartlepool broke his away card with a 3-1 win at Bradford, denied Scunthorpe a much-needed win in a 1-1 draw with Barrow and saved Mansfield’s 1-1 draw at home to Port Vale.
On the other hand, lowly Oldham lost 3-1 to Walsall and the first derby meeting between Salford and Rochdale ended in a goalless draw at the Peninsula Stadium.