Southampton were denied a precious victory after conceding a last-minute equalizer in a 2-2 draw at Wigan Athletic.
Gary Caldwell’s 25th-minute header put Wigan in front, with second-half goals from Rickie Lambert and Morgan Schneiderlin giving the visitors a lead they held until Shaun Maloney snatched a goal at the death.
Meanwhile, on-loan Liverpool striker Andy Carroll scored only his second goal of the season to give West Ham United a 1-0 win at home to Swansea City.
Morocco’s Adel Taarabt had a second-half penalty saved as Queens Park Rangers were held to a 0-0 draw by Norwich City that left them six points from safety and four points adrift at the foot of the table.
“That’s how it goes. Adel was outstanding again,” QPR manager Harry Redknapp said. “It’s just one of those things. If we score, then we win the game, there’s no doubt.”