McLeish off the mark as Forest triumph
ALEX McLeish claimed his first win as Nottingham Forest manager with a 2-1 victory over Peterborough United.
Greg Halford headed the home side in front in the 28th minute but Scott Wootton levelled things up before Elliott Ward powered home from a corner with seven minutes left to hand Forest victory.
Managerless Barnsley climbed off the bottom of the Championship with a 2-0 win at home to Leeds United.
Tykes caretaker boss David Flitcroft, in charge for his third game following the recent sacking of Keith Hill, had Chris Dagnall to thank for the three points with a timely brace.
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Dagnall opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the 63rd minute after being brought down by Sam Byram and sealed the win with his second three minutes later.
That lifted Barnsley above Bristol City, who were thrashed 4-0 at home by Leicester City, who climbed to third in the table as a result.
Chris Wood scored a 30-minute hat-trick in the first half and Matty James completed the rout for the Foxes in the 49th minute.
Crystal Palace slipped to fourth after going down 1-0 at Burnley, with Junior Stanislas scoring the only goal in the 81st minute, while Middlesbrough dropped to fifth after a rare home defeat.
Tony Mowbray's side went down 2-1 to Watford, for whom Matej Vydra scored twice. Scott McDonald scored a last-gasp consolation for Boro.
League leaders Cardiff were held to a 0-0 draw at home by Ipswich Town.