Bristol City's 2-0 win at Fulham put the Robins right in the promotion picture, while leaders Leeds United beat Huddersfield Town.
Manchester City have a favourable draw in the FA Cup third round, but there are difficult trips for Everton and Manchester United.
A comfortable home win over Bristol City moved West Brom back into top spot, while Garry Monk avoided defeat against his former side.
Garry Monk had some choice words about his former Birmingham City assistant Pep Clotet, leading to a retort from the Blues.
Preston's loss to Derby gave West Brom and Leeds the opportunity to boost their positions in the race for promotion from the Championship.
The EFL says it has grounds for a number of charges against Sheffield Wednesday following the sale of their stadium.
Jake Livermore was on target as West Brom saw off Hull City, while there were wins for Preston North End and Leeds United.
Leeds United picked up a first win in three at home to QPR, sending them above Swansea City to the Championship summit.
Hal Robson-Kanu looked like he had extended 10-man West Brom's lead in the Championship but Charlton stole a point.
The Championship's top two, West Brom and Leeds United, were held on Tuesday, while Sheffield Wednesday moved up to third.