Leeds’ return to the Premier League after an agonising wait of 16 years has been confirmed and Marcelo Bielsa’s men will enter the top flight as winners of the EFL Championship.
Second placed West Brom’s 2-1 loss away at Huddersfield confirmed automatic promotion for the Whites, and third placed Brentford’s suprising 1-0 reverse at Stoke sealed their position as champions.
Championship table before LUFC’s penultimate league game against Derby- promotion confirmed
While Leeds’ promotion is certain, it looks like fellow Yorkshire outfit Hull, who were in the Europa League not too long ago, may drop down to League One following their defeat against fellow strugglers Luton Town.
Leeds finished their quota of fixtures for the month of June with a 1-1 draw at home to struggling Luton Town. Given the stats, it was a game the Whites could, and should’ve won, actually. 23 shots and nine on target, but only one goal to show for their effort. A valuable point for the Hatters in their struggle against the drop.
The result means that Leeds finished month on a rather disappointing note- only four points from the nine possible. They started off with a 2-0 loss to Cardiff City, then bounced back to brush aside Fulham 3-0 at home before this draw.
Days after beating Stoke City in the Championship, Leeds United exited the League Cup at the hands of the same opponents, with the Potters winning 5-4 on penalties against Marcelo Bielsa’s men.
Stoke had Jack Butland back in goal for this clash, and he scored the visitors’ fifth kick of the shoot out, which was to prove decisive as Jack Harrison missed the next one for the Whites.
Butland however didn’t have it all his way- he made a horror mistake midway through the second half (see video below), that allowed Eddie Nketiah to capitalise and bring Leeds back into the game after Stoke had gone 2-0 up
Leeds fell two points behind Norwich City after being held by Middlesbrough at the Riverside. Lewis Wing’s 47th minute effort seemed to be enough to condemn the Whites to their third defeat in four games, but Kalvin Phillips popped up with an equaliser deep into stoppage time to give the visitors a point.
The result kept Leeds three points ahead of Sheffield United, who squandered a 3-0 lead with less than 10 minutes to go at Villa Park, with AVFC securing an unlikely draw.
Since Spygate, Leeds’ results haven’t been great. They’ve won only once in four games, and that was on the road against struggling Rotherham. Marcelo Bielsa’s men will take on Swansea at home in midweek.
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