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.
A late own goal from Wes Harding sent Leeds United above West Brom in the Championship table, while Fulham have moved up to third.
Championship leaders West Brom let in a late equaliser at Barnsley on Boxing Day but Leeds were unable to capitalise.
Fulham cut the gap to second-placed Leeds to nine points with a valuable 2-1 victory over Marcelo Bielsa's men at Craven Cottage.
Leeds United's failure to hold onto a 3-0 lead against Cardiff City means West Brom end Saturday at the Championship summit.
Hull City succumbed to Leeds United in the second half, meaning a change again at the top of the Championship table.