The three-horse race for the Championship's top two saw each of its competitors triumph in midweek action as Norwich City ended the matchday top of the table once again.
However, the Canaries made hard work of it on Wednesday night as they spurned numerous chances and endured a nervy final few minutes against Hull City, but ultimately prevailed in a 3-2 win at Carrow Road.
The Tigers began brightly in East Anglia but the hosts took the lead in the 11th minute when Marco Stiepermann weaved into the box and coolly slotted beyond the reach of opposition keeper David Marshall.
Just three minutes later, Emi Buendia tapped home from close range after Onel Hernandez's effort rebounded into his path, but Marc Pugh halved the deficit on the stroke of half time to up the pressure on Norwich.
The second half saw Buendia extend the home side's lead and, even though Hull felt they could have had a penalty midway through the period and struck late on through Chris Martin, the points would be claimed by Daniel Farke's side.
Despite victory for Norwich, some fans took to Twitter to chide the club for having made it so difficult for themselves, and goalkeeper Tim Krul came under particular scrutiny for his display:
Lads, I love you. I really do. But can, for the sake of my health, and for that of half of the citizens of Norwich please just play out a boring 2-0 win every now and again? Much love xx #ncfc— Adam (@AJWard93) March 13, 2019
It was comfortable..it was nerve-wracking..it was comfortable..it was nerve-wracking..final whistle..we won.. 9 to go.. OTBC ⚽️ #NCFC— Paul Harrison (@_paulharrison) March 13, 2019
@TimKrul looked really shaky today. We need to keep more clean sheets as we prepare for the Premier league.— Timothybest6 (@Timothybest62) March 13, 2019
I think some soul searching and work to be done. Casualness needs to stop. We should have finished that game in the 1st half. Need to pick our game up particularly as SUFC and LUFC are winning easily! #otbc— Mike Nixon (@mgnixon25) March 13, 2019
So, we get promoted to Premier League. What do we do with Krul? Does he stay as our number 1?— Jonathan Cable (@Carra_Rud) March 13, 2019
Players to upgrade if #ncfc is promited: Krul, Hernandez, McLean— Griff (@jabbidabbadoo) March 13, 2019
As the dad of two GKs, I can’t tell you how important that first touch is! Tim Krul ♂️ #norwichcity— Robert Bullen (@bertiebullen) March 13, 2019
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