Dwight Gayle has warned West Brom to ignore the Sky Bet Championship table as they attempt to claw themselves into the race for automatic promotion.
Ipswich manager Paul Lambert paid for around 50 of the club's fans to travel to their away game at Blackburn.
Sheffield Wednesday striker Steven Fletcher earned the praise of both managers after firing the Owls to victory over Wigan with a superb winner at Hillsborough.
Derby manager Frank Lampard turned the spotlight on a player with a big future and one with a glittering past after his team beat Reading 2-1 at Pride Park.
Nathan Jones suggested Marcelo Bielsa's open and honest press briefing backfired as Stoke ended their long wait for a win and dented Leeds' promotion chances.
Blackburn boss Tony Mowbray was pleased to avoid the potential 'banana skin' of bottom club Ipswich after his side ran out comfortable 2-0 winners.
Brentford boss Thomas Frank was delighted to tick off the next step in his side's Championship resurgence - an away win.
Head coach Dean Smith highlighted his players' strength of character as a major factor behind Aston Villa salvaging a 2-2 draw at home to Hull.