LEEDS remain top of League I after their clash with second-placed Charlton ended goalless at Elland Road.
Leading scorer Jermaine Beckford twice went close for the Yorkshire side, who are now the only unbeaten side in any of the top four divisions in England, in a game seen by 31,838.
Bristol Rovers missed out on the chance to close the gap as they were thrashed 5-1 at resurgent Norwich, where 24,117 watched.
Chris Martin (nine minutes) set the Canaries on their way, and although Jeff Hughes (26) equalised from the spot, a penalty by Wes Hoolahan (31), Grant Holt’s double (33 and 40) and a late strike by Jamie Cureton (90) made it a second resounding home win for Paul Lambert’s men in the space of a week.
MK Dons remain in the hunt after Jermaine Easter took his season’s tally to eight to condemn 10-man Brighton to their fourth defeat in five home games.
Defender Adam El-Abd (26) received a straight red card for a studs-up challenge on Richie Partridge.
Swindon extended their unbeaten league record to nine games as they won 3-2 at Brentford.
James Henry notched a hat trick as Millwall hit five without reply against Tranmere to maintain the pressure on Rovers manager John Barnes.
Tranmere finished the game with 10 men after Marlon Broomes was sent off. Andy Frampton and Steve Morison were the other scorers for the Lions.
Exeter, Town’s visitors on Saturday, were 3-1 home winners against Hartlepool through Ryan Harley, Stuart Fleetwood and James Dunne.