Newcastle extended their lead prior to the international break as Brighton lost to Leeds United, who moved moved back up to fourth.
Sheffield United opened up a seven-point gap at the top of the division with a midweek 2-0 win over Millwall.
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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