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  1. Magpies top as Matt Ritchie's goal beats Burton
  2. Ritchie's earlier penalty controversially disallowed
  3. Huddersfield beat Norwich 3-0 to go third
  4. Sheffield United win in League One but must wait for promotion

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By Matt Newsum and Phil Cartwright

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodnight

    Huddersfield celebrate

    It's all over at Bramall Lane, where Sheffield United have beaten Coventry, so we shall bid you farewell for the evening.

    Newcastle went top of the Championship, Huddersfield kept the automatic promotion race alive and Sheffield United were made to wait to secure their spot in the second tier.

    And there was plenty to talk about along the way!

    Thanks for joining us. Our next EFL live text commentary is on Friday, when Brighton travel to QPR. Hope you can join us then.

  2. How it stands


    League Table

    The only movement in the Championship comes in the top four, where there's been a little bit of leapfrogging.

    Newcastle clamber above Brighton at the very top by a point, and their goal difference looks healthy too as it rises to plus-40.

    Huddersfield too get the jump on Reading, with a game in hand, as they sit nine points behind second-placed Brighton in the race for an automatic promotion place.

  3. Post update

    Sheffield United 2-0 Coventry

    Sheffield United are close to victory over Coventry - they're into four minutes of added time at Bramall Lane.

    Fleetwood's win at Oxford this evening means the Blades still need three more points to be sure of promotion from League One.

    They could get those on Saturday. Where are they? Northampton. Who are, of course, Chris Wilder's former club.

    That could be an interesting afternoon.


    Newcastle 1-0 Burton

    Matt Ritchie's goal settles this game for Newcastle against a spirited Burton, but much of the post-match talk will be centered around a disallowed penalty in the first half.

    It was a flat encounter up to the point where Ritchie had slotted his kick beyond Burton goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin - but a blast of the whistle by referee Keith Stroud brought any joy to an abrupt end. The "goal" was disallowed and a free-kick awarded to Burton, much to the anger of the crowd.

    Rafael Benitez's side eventually responded in the right way, with a goal of quality from Ritchie who cut in from the left and curled a beauty beyond McLaughlin to give Newcastle all three points and top spot in the table.

    Burton offered their best, but never truly threatened. Newcastle weren't at their best either, but their promotion bid rumbles on.

  5. Post update

    Sheffield United 2-0 Coventry

    Sheffield United have doubled their lead against Coventry through John Fleck, but Fleetwood's win at Oxford means they're going to have to wait to secure promotion from League One.


    Huddersfield 3-0 Norwich

    Huddersfield are back up to third in the Championship with a convincing win over Norwich.

  7. GOAL - Sheffield United 1-0 Coventry City

    Leon Clarke (70 mins)

    Promotion may not come tonight, but Sheffield United may have a win to celebrate!

    Leon Clarke scores against his old club to move the league leaders closer to the Championship and send bottom side Coventry closer to the drop.

  8. Fleetwood extend lead at Oxford

    Oxford 1-3 Fleetwood

    Surely game over at the Kassam Stadium, where David Ball has given Fleetwood a 3-1 lead at Oxford.

    Stand down, Sheffield United. Maybe at the weekend, but sadly you'll have to wait until the weekend at least for your celebrations to begin.

    Fleetwood celebrate
  9. Post update

    Newcastle 1-0 Burton

    Lucas Akins has come off and Lloyd Dyer has come on for Burton. Nigel Clough's substitutes combined to give him a 96th-minute winner at Huddersfield on Saturday... can he work the magic again?

    They'll need two to overhaul Newcastle, who look comfortable with 10 minutes or so to go.

    Matt Ritchie
  10. Champers on ice for Blades

    Oxford 1-2 Fleetwood

    Ashley Eastham's header has put Fleetwood back in front against Oxford and, for the moment, stalled the Sheffield United promotion party.

    It was a booming header from Eastham. Sheffield United, by the way, are drawing 0-0 with Coventry but kicked off 15 minutes later than the rest because of crowd congestion.

  11. Post update

    Huddersfield 3-0 Norwich

    Huddersfield, and Nahki Wells in particular, are in the mood now. The striker hits the post with a shot on the turn.

    It's a case of "how many?" now for the hosts.

  12. Post update

    Newcastle 1-0 Burton

    As it stands then, Newcastle United are heading back to the top of the Championship, moving a point clear of Brighton.

    Burton have two players down after a head knock, so there is a stoppage in play.

  13. Ritchie scores... this time!

    Newcastle 1-0 Burton

    Well there was no doubt about Matt Ritchie's thumping effort for Newcastle that has put them in front against Burton.

    He picked up a pass from Jonjo Shelvey out on the left wing, cut inside across the box before unloading a curling drive from 20 yards beyond the outstretched arms of Jon McLaughlin to finally break the deadlock.

    Ritchie of course had a penalty disallowed earlier in the game, rather mystifyingly. That goal could be crucial.

  14. Three in seven minutes for Huddersfield

    Huddersfield 3-0 Norwich

    Huddersfield are running riot now and Norwich have no answer!

    Nahki Wells fires in a low, left-footed shot underneath Michael McGovern for the Terriers' third, and David Wagner's side are heading back up to third in the Championship.

  15. GOAL - Huddersfield 3-0 Norwich

    Nahki Wells (73 mins)

    Nahki Wells
  16. GOAL - Newcastle 1-0 Burton

    Matt Ritchie (67 mins)

    Matt Ritchie
  17. Mooy doubles Huddersfield's lead

    Huddersfield 2-0 Norwich

    Game over?

    Nahki Wells flicks a pass into the path of Aaron Mooy and the Australian midfielder fires a shot low past Michael McGovern at his near post.

    Two goals in four minutes for Huddersfield, who are well in control now.

  18. GOAL - Huddersfield 2-0 Norwich

    Aaron Mooy (70 mins)

    Aaron Mooy
  19. Kachunga puts Huddersfield ahead

    Huddersfield 1-0 Norwich

    Potentially a big, big moment towards the top of the Championship as Elias Kachunga puts Huddersfield in front against Norwich.

    The front man chases a long ball and, as a Norwich defender dallies, Kachunga nips in to finish first time past Michael McGovern.

  20. GOAL - Huddersfield 1-0 Norwich

    Elias Kachunga (66 mins)

    Elias Kachunga