Leeds United relegated to the Championship after three seasons in the Premier League

It was a tall order for The Whites — they had to win, bolster their goal difference and rely on others to stumble around them.

It’s official, Leeds United have unfortunately been relegated back to the Championship after three seasons in the Premier League.

The Whites returned to the English top flight after 30 years after that remarkable promotion and title-winning campaign under Marcelo Bielsa in the 2019/20 season.

However, despite finishing comfortably above the drop zone in 9th position in their first year back in the Prem, the Yorkshiremen haven’t been the same since Bielsa was ultimately sacked following a poor run of form in February 2022.

Having taken just 31 points under replacement manager Jesse Marsch, then Javi Gracia, not to mention just one of those points being claimed by Sam Allardyce from his three games in charge, the final day was always going to be a tall order.

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Not only did the Peacocks needs to win to stand a chance of staying up but they also needed to beat Spurs by a three-goal margin, as well as hope that Everton lost and Leicester did not better than draw their final.

Sadly, the miracle wasn’t meant to be… Today’s game against Tottenham ended with a 4-1 defeat.

So, after a year of ups and downs they’d love to forget, Leeds will once again be playing in the Championship next season but have already proved that they can stick it with the big boys, at least when the right man is in charge.

They will also be, no doubt, one of the favourites to come straight back up next year, let’s just hope they don’t drift into becoming a Premier League yo-yo club — and who knows, they could see a serious influx of cash before the year is out.

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