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Leeds United equal unwanted record after failing to earn promotion to the Premier League

Leeds United equal unwanted record after failing to earn promotion to the Premier League

Southampton sealed their passage to the Premier League after beating Leeds United at Wembley.

Leeds United have equalled an unwanted record after losing in the Championship play-off final at Wembley.

Despite being tipped for automatic promotion and even the title by some at the start of the season, The Whites had to settle for third place and the play-offs after Ipswich's remarkable campaign.

A 0-0 draw in the semi-final first leg against Norwich was followed by a 4-0 thumping at Elland Road to book Leeds a Wembley showdown against Southampton.

Adam Armstrong's goal in the 24th minute was enough to confined Leeds to another season in the Championship, the West Yorkshire giants have now lost their past three finals at Wembley.

They also became the first team this century to accumulate 90+ points in a Championship season and fail to go up, as per TNT Sports.

Leeds boss Daniel Farke is no stranger to promotion having won the league with Norwich twice in 2019 and 2021.

Saints boss Russell Martin was a player when Farke took over at The Canaries but was ultimately cast aside, so there's no love lost between the pair.

The German signed a four-year contract at Elland Road last summer and promotion was expected, so it remains to be seen if he will stay and try again next season.


The quality of sides in England's second tier this year has arguably been better than ever.

All three relegated sides were expected to bounce back at the first time of asking, but the biggest of them all has fallen short.

Whilst they'll be tough competition to go up next season, The Whites have great backing from the 49ers Enterprises investment group so you'd fancy their chances again.

It's a big summer ahead regardless with the club hoping they can keep hold of player of the season Crysencio Summerville and teenage star Archie Gray.

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Topics: EFL Championship, Leeds United, Premier League, Southampton, Football