Stoke have a seven-point buffer over the bottom three after two second-half goals saw them past Swansea at the bet365 Stadium.
Ian Poveda, who made just one senior Manchester City appearance, has earned a four-and-a-half-year contract with Leeds United.
Lee Bowyer celebrated his new contract at Charlton Athletic by holding Fulham to a goalless draw, while Reading drew at Nottingham Forest.
Preston North End moved back into the top six in the Championship with a comfortable victory over relegation-threatened Barnsley.
Stoke City claimed a surprise 1-0 win at Championship pacesetters West Brom on Monday, with the Baggies now six without a victory.
Nottingham Forest gave their promotion bid a boost by coming from behind to beat Luton Town at the City Ground.
Saracens paid a high price for years of breaching the strict Premiership salary cap, and have now issued an apology and a rallying call.
Premiership Rugby has confirmed that Saracens will be relegated from the Premiership at the end of the 2019-20 campaign.
Leeds' slump went on but Brentford were unable to take full advantage, while Rhian Brewster helped Swansea to victory in the Championship.
Anthony Knockaert struck early on as Fulham moved up to third in the Championship with a 1-0 victory over Jonathan Woodgate's Middlesbrough.