Leeds United's hopes of a return to the Premier League looked to be fading, but victory over Bristol City restored optimism at Elland Road.
Fulham were held, West Brom came from behind to win and Luton Town earned a huge three points in Wednesday's Championship games.
Wigan Athletic enjoyed another trip to Elland Road on Saturday, beating Leeds United to give West Brom the chance to go top.
Pep Guardiola wants Manchester City's ground "full, full, full" at every match but says he understands why some missed the Fulham game.
Manchester City eased past Fulham in the FA Cup and now face an EFL Cup semi-final second leg with Manchester United.
Fulham captain Tim Ream saw red after just six minutes as Manchester City eased to a 4-0 FA Cup fourth-round win on Sunday.
Manchester City's records may be broken by Liverpool, but Pep Guardiola expected they would go at some stage.
Lee Bowyer celebrated his new contract at Charlton Athletic by holding Fulham to a goalless draw, while Reading drew at Nottingham Forest.
Anthony Knockaert struck early on as Fulham moved up to third in the Championship with a 1-0 victory over Jonathan Woodgate's Middlesbrough.
The top two in the Championship remain unchanged after their draw, while Brentford are third and Stoke City thumped Huddersfield Town.