A brace from Moussa Sissoko gave Newcastle all three points in a 4-1 win over Hull in an eventful afternoon at the KC Stadium.
All the teams ahead of the Championship fixtures this weekend.
Paul Ince will have a limited squad to choose from once again as Blackpool look to exit their slump against Middlesbrough.
All the latest team news ahead of Saturday's third-round FA Cup fixtures, with Emmanuel Adebayor passed fit to face Arsenal.
Blackpool boss Paul Ince welcomes Chris Basham back into his squad for the trip to Bolton.
Sheffield Wednesday caretaker-manager Stuart Gray was pleased with his side's second-half display after beating Blackpool 2-0.
Second-half goals from Connor Wickham and Chris Maguire gave struggling Sheffield Wednesday a winning start to the new year as they beat Blackpool 2-0 at
Inigo Calderon's first-half strike boosted Brighton's play-off hopes as they secured a 1-0 win away to promotion rivals Blackpool.
A stunning strike from Burnley's Scott Arfield gave the Clarets all three points in the Lancashire derby as they won 2-1 at Turf Moor, inflicting a fourth
Kevin Bond insists an in-form Matt Phillips could prove crucial to QPR's promotion push - just as he was in Rangers' 2-0 victory against former club Blackpool.
Blackpool assistant Steve Thompson was left to rue missed chances in their 2-0 loss to QPR.
QPR returned to the top of the Championship with former Blackpool winger Matt Phillips among the scorers in their 2-0 victory at Bloomfield Road.
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