It was a case of damage limitation for Huddersfield Town after their heavy 4-0 SkyBet Championship defeat away to Bristol City.
However, league leaders Newcastle went three games without a win for the first time in the Championship this season as they were held to a goalless draw at Birmingham City.
Rafael Benitez's side were second best for long periods and have now scored only once in their last three matches.
Meanwhile, in Saturday's late kick-off, second-placed Brighton were unable to capitalise either - losing to fellow promotion candidates Leeds United at Elland Road.
Chris Wood's double secured a 2-0 home win against a Seagulls side who now lost three times in their last five league matches.
The results mean Town are still only six points behind Brighton with a game in hand with Newcastle a further point in front.
The result leaves the Cottagers 10 points behind Town, having played a game more with eight left to go in the campaign.
The league now takes a temporary two-week cessation for the latest round of international fixtures with Huddersfield Town next in action at home to Burton Albion on April 1.