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5 February 2017

Newcastle United regained top spot in the Sky Bet Championship with a 1-0 win over Derby County on Matchday 30.

Matt Ritchie's first-half strike was enough to see the Magpies past former boss Steve McClaren's side, and they retained their place at the summit after Brighton & Hove Albion were held to a 3-3 draw at Brentford on Sunday afternoon.

In Sunday's other game, Huddersfield Town struck late on to earn a dramatic win against Yorkshire rivals Leeds United - Michael Hefele pouncing in the 89th minute to send the Terriers' faithful into raptures.

The Sky Bet Championship action began on Friday night though, when Sheffield Wednesday won 1-0 at Wigan Athletic in front of the Sky Sports cameras to keep the pressure on their Play-Off rivals.

Elsewhere, third-placed Reading twice came from behind at Ipswich Town to earn a 2-2 draw. Jordan Obita's goal rescued a point after Tom Lawrence struck twice for the Tractor Boys.

At the other end, Burton Albion left it late to secure three points at home to Wolves, with Michael Kightly and Cauley Woodrow grabbing the goals to seal an important three points for the Brewers.

There was also a late winner at Ewood Park, where Sam Gallagher struck in the 90th minute to give Blackburn Rovers victory over QPR.

Gianfranco Zola picked up his first win as Birmingham City manager with a 1-0 triumph over Fulham, and that was also the scoreline for Bristol City as they defeated bottom side Rotherham United to end a nine-game winless run.

Norwich also won 1-0, at Cardiff, while Nottingham Forest overcame Aston Villa 2-1 thanks to a late Ben Brereton goal.

The other result on Matchday 30 was a goalless draw between Barnsley and Preston North End at Oakwell.

Sky Bet Championship: Matchday 30 results

Friday 3rd February 2017

Wigan Athletic 0-1 Sheffield Wednesday

Saturday 4th February 2017

Barnsley 0-0 Preston North End
Birmingham City 1-0 Fulham
Blackburn Rovers 1-0 Queens Park Rangers
Bristol City 1-0 Rotherham United
Burton Albion 2-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers
Cardiff City 0-1 Norwich City
Ipswich Town 2-2 Reading
Newcastle United 1-0 Derby County
Nottingham Forest 2-1 Aston Villa

Sunday 5th February 2017

Brentford 3-3 Brighton & Hove Albion
Huddersfield Town 2-1 Leeds United

Standings: Click here to see the Sky Bet Championship table

There are new leaders in Sky Bet League One with Sheffield United returning to the summit after a 4-0 win over AFC Wimbledon.

Billy Sharp got his 19th of the season and James Hanson scored on debut in the rout which saw Chris Wilder's side leapfrog Scunthorpe United into top spot.

The Iron surrendered their place at the summit after falling to a 3-1 loss at Southend United, a result which takes the Shrimpers into the Play-Off positions.

The chasing pack behind the top two - made up of Bolton Wanderers, Fleetwood Town and Bradford City - all picked up a point in their respective fixtures.

Peterborough United and Millwall both recorded away wins to take them within two points of the top six - the Posh ran out 3-0 victors against Port Vale and the Lions triumphed 2-0 at Coventry City, who remain bottom.

Also in the relegation zone, Oldham Athletic climbed to 21st thanks to a stoppage-time goal from Peter Clarke against fellow strugglers Chesterfield.

Elsewhere, Shrewsbury Town and Walsall picked up home wins over Bury and Northampton Town respectively, while Rochdale and Bristol Rovers played out a goalless draw.

On Sunday, Oxford United fought back from a goal down to defeat rivals Swindon Town, with Liam Sercombe and Rob Hall earning the U's bragging rights.  

Sky Bet League One: Matchday 30 results

Saturday 4th February 2017

Bradford City 2-2 Gillingham
Charlton Athletic 1-1 Fleetwood Town
Chesterfield 0-1 Oldham Athletic
Coventry City 0-2 Millwall
Milton Keynes Dons 1-1 Bolton Wanderers
Port Vale 0-3 Peterborough United
Rochdale 0-0 Bristol Rovers
Sheffield United 4-0 AFC Wimbledon
Shrewsbury Town 2-1 Bury
Southend United 3-1 Scunthorpe United
Walsall 2-1 Northampton Town

Sunday 5th February 2017

Swindon Town 1-2 Oxford United 

Standings: Click here to see the Sky Bet League One table

The gap at the top of Sky Bet League Two was closed marginally on Matchday 29 in the division as Doncaster Rovers dropped points at home to Morecambe.

The leaders needed a 56th-minute goal from John Marquis to rescue a point against the Shrimps, and Plymouth Argyle now sit five points off Darren Ferguson's men after they won 1-0 at Cambridge United.

It was a mixed day for Carlisle United's Deadline Day signing Jamie Proctor, who scored his side's winner against Leyton Orient before being dismissed just eight minutes later. The Cumbrians remain third, five points off Argyle.

Exeter City's hot streak continued at home to Crewe Alexandra thanks to a 4-0 win. The Grecians made it seven straight wins and David Wheeler netted a brace, setting a new club record after scoring in each of the last seven matches.

Wycombe Wanderers edged past Portsmouth in a battle between sixth and seventh, and Mansfield Town took the chance to move within two points of Pompey courtesy of a 2-0 triumph at Barnet.

There were five 1-1 draws across the division, including the aforementioned result at the Keepmoat Stadium. Fourth-placed Luton Town were held against Grimsby Town after missing a late penalty, while the games at Blackpool, Hartlepool United and Cheltenham Town also saw the spoils shared.

Elsewhere, Accrington Stanley defeated Notts County 2-0, and Stevenage picked up a 2-1 victory at Crawley Town.

Sky Bet League Two: Matchday 29 results

Saturday 4th February 2017
Accrington Stanley 2-0 Notts County
Barnet 0-2 Mansfield Town
Blackpool 1-1 Colchester United
Cambridge United 0-1 Plymouth Argyle
Cheltenham Town 1-1 Newport County
Crawley Town 1-2 Stevenage
Doncaster Rovers 1-1 Morecambe
Exeter City 4-0 Crewe Alexandra
Grimsby Town 1-1 Luton Town
Hartlepool United 1-1 Yeovil Town
Leyton Orient 1-2 Carlisle United
Wycombe Wanderers 1-0 Portsmouth  

Standings: Click here to see the Sky Bet League Two table

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