Newcastle United secured their place in the Premier League Cup knockout stages with a 3-0 home victory over Southampton.
Luke Charman opened the scoring with a close-range effort in the 28th minute before being forced off with an injury.
Yannick Toure scored two late goals to wrap up the win, which puts Newcastle four points clear of second-placed Saints in Group H with one match remaining.
Leeds United, in third, can catch Newcastle if they win their two remaining matches, but the Magpies are guaranteed a top-two finish to reach the last 16.
Reece York's late goal earned Sheffield United a 2-1 win over Doncaster Rovers to put them in a strong position to reach the knockout stages.
The Blades are second in Group B with one match remaining, two points ahead of third-placed Blackburn Rovers and two behind leaders Everton, who secured their place in the Round of 16 with a 1-1 draw against Blackburn on Friday.
Birmingham are one point above third-placed Fulham with one match left, while the Cottagers have two matches left.
The Clarets are on six points from five matches, one point below AFC Bournemouth and one above third-placed West Bromwich Albion, with both of those sides having one match in hand. Liverpool are fourth on four points.
See: PL Cup tables