Newcastle extended their lead in the latest round of fixtures as Brighton lost to Leeds United, who moved moved back up to fourth.
Bolton Wanderers cemented their place in the top two following a thrilling midweek win over Oxford United.
Luton Town remain fifth, while Newport County move within six points of safety after a midweek draw.
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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