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21 February 2017

Newcastle United retained top spot with a Monday-night win in the Sky Bet Championship.

The Magpies took to the field knowing that three points against Aston Villa would take them back to the summit, after Brighton initially replaced them with a weekend triumph.

A first-half goal from Yoan Gouffran and a Henri Lansbury own goal secured the three points, inflicting a fifth successive defeat on Villa.

Brighton's Saturday success came at Barnsley, where Sam Baldwock was the two-goal hero in a 2-0 victory.

Sheffield Wednesday increased their cushion over the pack chasing the Play-Offs thanks a to a 2-1 win at Nottingham Forest.

That’s four wins on the spin for the Owls, who now lead seventh-placed Norwich City by seven points, after the Canaries fell to a defeat at Burton Albion. Michael Kightly (pictured) netted the Brewers’ winner.

Elsewhere, Cardiff City thumped rock-bottom Rotherham United 5-0, and QPR put four past Birmingham City.

The games at Ipswich and Wigan Athletic ended level.

Here’s a look at the results on the Sky Bet Championship:

Saturday 18th February 2017

Barnsley 0-2 Brighton & Hove Albion
Birmingham City 1-4 Queens Park Rangers
Burton Albion 2-1 Norwich City
Cardiff City 5-0 Rotherham United
Ipswich Town 1-1 Leeds United
Nottingham Forest 1-2 Sheffield Wednesday
Wigan Athletic 0-0 Preston North End

Monday 20th February 2017

Newcastle United 2-0 Aston Villa

Standings: Click here to see the Sky Bet Championship table

The battle between the top two ended level in Sky Bet League One, with Sheffield United and Scunthorpe United battling out a 1-1 draw.

Third-placed Bolton Wanderers also drew, in their match against Bradford City, who are fifth.

Fleetwood Town capitalised on what was a big day at the top of the division, beating MK Dons to close the gap on the leading three. That’s now 16 games undefeated for the Cod Army.

Southend United led twice against Northampton Town but could only draw 2-2, although they moved into the Play-Off places.

At the other end, Bury moved out of the bottom four courtesy of a win in Lee Clark’s first match in charge - a 2-1 success at Chesterfield - while rock-bottom Coventry City beat Gillingham 2-1.

Elsewhere, Rochdale and Charlton Athletic shared six goals in a thrilling 3-3 draw.

Here’s a look at the Sky Bet League One results in full:

Saturday 18th February 2017

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

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

Alfie May rescued a point for leaders Doncaster Rovers as they failed to win for the fourth match on the spin.

May’s goal saw Rovers draw 1-1 with Luton Town but they still lead Plymouth Argyle by three points.

The Pilgrims drew 1-1 at Hartlepool United, while third-placed Carlisle United were the only winners in the top eight, beating Wycombe Wanderers 2-1.

Grimsby Town were the next highest-placed winners, with the Mariners, who sit 12th, seeing off Mansfield Town 3-0 in an impressive performance.

Cambridge United secured the most scintillating result in the division, coming from 2-0 down to beat rock-bottom Newport County.

Talking of the bottom, there were big victories for Cheltenham Town, Notts County and Accrington Stanley, who all climbed above Hartlepool.

Here’s a look at the Sky Bet League Two results in full:

Saturday 18th February 2017

Accrington Stanley 2-1 Colchester United
Barnet 1-1 Portsmouth
Blackpool 2-2 Crewe Alexandra
Cambridge United 3-2 Newport County
Cheltenham Town 2-0 Yeovil Town
Crawley Town 1-3 Morecambe
Doncaster Rovers 1-1 Luton Town
Exeter City 1-1 Stevenage
Grimsby Town 3-0 Mansfield Town
Hartlepool United 1-1 Plymouth Argyle
Leyton Orient 2-3 Notts County
Wycombe Wanderers 1-2 Carlisle United  

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

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