A goal in each half was enough to sink Millwall and secure a fifth straight win for Gus Poyet's slick side.
However, they were indebted to a stunning late save from former Manchester United keeper Tomasz Kuszczak to secure victory after 10-man Millwall - who lost winger Chris Taylor to a red card - threatened an unlikely comeback.
Wolves' third straight Championship victory - 2-0 - piled more misery on pointless Peterborough.
Sylvan Ebanks-Blake's 33rd-minute penalty and Bjorn Sigurdarson's 82nd-minute strike - his first Wolves goal - gave Wanderers three league wins in a row for the first time since April 2009.
It left Posh rooted to the bottom of the table having lost all seven of their matches so far this season.
Glenn Murray scored a hat-trick as Crystal Palace came from two goals down to claim a remarkable 3-2 victory over Cardiff.
Two goals in three first-half minutes had put the visitors in control but the Eagles staged a stunning second-half fightback to take the points.
Aron Gunnarson put the Bluebirds ahead and Don Cowie doubled their advantage soon after, but Palace were a different prospect after the break.
Murray pulled one back from the spot, fired in a scrappy second to level the scores and, when the hosts earned another penalty, the former Brighton striker was on hand to stroke home the winner.
Nottingham Forest's unbeaten start to the season was halted by Leeds who won 2-1 at Elland Road on an afternoon when the home fans were given a nod towards a possibly brighter future.
After almost seven years of supporter unrest about his involvement with their club, United's supporters were told by veteran owner Ken Bates that talks over investment from four present Bahraini businessman are at an advanced stage, prior to a 90 minutes that saw their side score through Luciano Becchio and starting debutant Dom Poleon.
The success not only ended a two-game losing run for Leeds, but allowed manager Neil Warnock to avenge the 7-3 defeat at the hands of the same opposition in March that he described as one of the worst nights of his career.
Bolton midfielder Mark Davies clinched his side's first away win with a brilliant solo effort in a 2-1 win at Sheffield Wednesday.
Davies beat three would-be tacklers on a mazy run to the edge of the penalty area and arrowed an unstoppable shot into the top corner midway through the second half to regain the lead for the visitors.
Wednesday midfielder Ross Barkley had converted a penalty three minutes earlier to cancel out Spanish defender Marcos Alonso's first goal for Bolton, but the south Yorkshire side crashed to a fourth straight league defeat.
Charlton ended a three-match losing streak as a 2-1 victory piled the misery on fellow strugglers Ipswich and increased the pressure on Town boss Paul Jewell.
Two quickfire goals at the start of the second half from captain Johnnie Jackson and Ricardo Fuller did the damage as the Addicks picked up their first win in five and their first away from home this season.
Jason Scotland reduced the arrears when his long-range effort deflected off the unfortunate Michael Morrison, but the hosts could not fashion a leveller in the remaining half-hour and were greeted with a chorus of boos by the Portman Road faithful at the final whistle.
Watford ended a four-match losing streak in all competitions - but they had to settle for a point after Steven Davies snatched an equaliser for Bristol City in a 2-2 draw.
A 59th-minute own goal from City defender James Wilson had put the Hornets ahead, and although Marvin Elliott headed the visitors level four minutes later, Matej Vydra looked to have netted a Watford winner in the 72nd minute.
However, Davies found space inside the Watford box to score left-footed from six yards seven minutes from time and earn City a share of the spoils.
Charlie Austin continued his hot streak with a goal in each half to give Burnley a dramatic late 2-1 win at Derby.
Eddie Howe's Clarets suffered defeat in their previous three Championship away games and fell behind once more after Jamie Ward pounced on a loose ball in the 20th minute.
Austin equalised shortly after the half-hour - his eighth goal in as many games and, had Rams forward Conor Sammon displayed Austin's prowess in the penalty area after half-time, victory might have gone to Nigel Clough's side.
But former Swindon striker Austin made it nine for the campaign when he stooped to head Chris McCann's 89th-minute cross past Frank Fielding and give Burnley their first points on the road this term.