Aston Villa, QPR grab crucial victories
Aston Villa and QPR picked up victories on a crucial day for the sides near the bottom of the Premier League table.
Paul Lambert's Villa had looked to be heading deeper into the relegation mire when Nathan Baker put an attempted clearance into his own net against Reading.
Noel Hunt thought he had equalized for the Royals after the break, but his effort was ruled out for offside as Villa climbed out of the bottom three.
Basement side QPR also came from behind to secure a 3-1 win over Sunderland.
Norwich should also have picked up a valuable win but Grant Holt's failure to convert a late penalty against Southampton meant it finished goalless at Carrow Road.
In the day's other game, West Brom climbed to seventh in the table by beating Swansea 2-1 at The Hawthorns.