Brighton returned to the top of the Sky Bet Championship by beating Barnsley, but second-placed Newcastle have a game in hand.
Sheffield United battled out a draw with second-placed Scunthorpe in the latest round of matches, while Fleetwood are now 16 games unbeaten.
Doncaster and Plymouth both drew last time out, allowing third-placed Carlisle to close the gap with a victory.
Manchester United and Southampton will go head-to-head in the 2017 EFL Cup Final at Wembley Stadium on 26th February.
Coventry City have booked their place in the Checkatrade Trophy Final at Wembley Stadium on 2nd April, where they will face either Luton or Oxford.
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