Newcastle extended their lead prior to the international break as Brighton lost to Leeds United, who moved moved back up to fourth.
Bolton Wanderers beat Shrewsbury 2-0 to close the gap on leaders Sheffield United, who were held at Oldham.
Plymouth ended Doncaster's unbeaten home record to move within three points of the top, while Blackpool climbed into the Play-Off places.
Manchester United lifted the 2017 EFL Cup with a 3-2 victory over Southampton in the final at Wembley Stadium.
Coventry City and Oxford United will go head-to-head in the Checkatrade Trophy Final at Wembley Stadium on Sunday 2nd April.
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