Wolverhampton Wanderers put their defeat to Aston Villa behind them by returning to winning ways against Reading.
Matt Doherty scored twice and Benik Afobe was also on target during the 3-0 victory at Molineux.
It was the perfect response after Saturday's 4-1 derby defeat to Villa at Villa Park.
Cardiff City's win at Brentford means that Nuno Espirito Santo's men have a three point lead at the top of the Championship table.
But they are now 10 points clear of Villa in third as they try to strengthen their grip on promotion to the Premier League.
Nuno made four changes against the Royals and was rewarded with a brace from Doherty on 43 and 70 minutes either side of Afobe's 58th minute goal.
An injury to Diogo Jota, who limped off before the break, soured a productive evening.
Here's how we rated the players:
Ruddy - Quite possibly his easiest game of the season, as Reading only managed one shot and that wasn't on target. 6.5
Boly - The Rolls Royce of Wolves back three, regularly dispossessed the returning Jon Dadi Bodvarsson with ease and played his way of trouble on almost every occasion he was under pressure - 8
Coady - A commanding loud voice with calm and decisive feet. Hardly tested and did what he had to do with ease - 7.5
Bennett - Played like a man who had a point to prove in what was his best game in a Wolves shirt. Not only his defending, but what was even more impressive was his crisp but calm distribution - 9
Douglas - Usually the wingback that is involved with the most goals, but on this occasion he was outshone in the that department by his teammate on the right. Much improved from an out of character poor show at Villa Park & yet another assist to the collection - 7.5
Doherty - Loves a goal against Reading and his brace made it four goals in his last four against the Royals. The Irishman has got forward a lot this season but hasn't always been rewarded for his efforts, however tonight he made up for it with two goals, from wingback! 9 (Star Man)
Neves - For the majority of the game, Reading stood off him and let him play. So that's exactly what he did and in the process ran the show for Wolves with a selection of wonderful passes, especially the ball to Costa that lead to Afobe's goal. With ease, he's the best player in the championship - 9
Saiss - A solid game for the Moroccan international who when on his game, it allows Neves to do his thing and it was definitely one of those nights - 7.5
Costa - Some lovely turns and touches, plus an assist as he set up Afobe. Looked sharp but probably should have been on the scoresheet late on - 7.5
Jota - Kicked multiple times throughout the season and until now he got away with it. Badly swollen ankle with a small cut after another tough hit on him, hopefully not serious - N/A
Afobe - Dropped in and successfully linked the play a few times, as well as adding some pace through the middle. Strong, hungry and off the mark at home - 7.5
Cavaleiro - Came on early for the injured Jota. Being left out seemed to kickstart him after an unproductive derby day. Some lovely touches, great to watch plus another assist - 7.5
Bonatini - On for Afobe, little to time to make any impact in a game that was already won - N/A
N'Diaye - Replaced the returning Saiss on 78th minute & in amongst immediately. A very high level substitute for the championship - N/A