Hull picked up a thumping Championship win against Chartlon, while Burton remain top of League One following victory at Coventry.
Steve Bruce Derby County and Walsall picked up victories while flooding across the UK caused 10 Football League matches to be postponed on Boxing Day.
A resounding 3-0 win at Brighton and Hove Albion landed top spot in the Championship for Middlesbrough with Derby County moving into second.
Derby County held Championship leaders Brighton and Hove Albion, while Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink's QPR tenure started with a draw.
Bobby Zamora's winner saw Brighton and Hove Albion leapfrog back into pole position in the Championship after victory over Birmingham City.
Gillingham and Coventry both bagged the full three points in League One, while Plymouth continue to top the table in League Two.
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Altrincham followed the tone set by Salford City as they stunned League One Barnsley in the FA Cup first round, with Blackpool also out.
Hull and Burnley capitalised on Brighton's slip-up at Sheffield Wednesday, with Middlesbrough and Derby gaining ground.
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