Leeds United was led back to the 2-1 win over West Bromwich Albion this evening with the help of Huddersfield Town’s Premier League.
The result leaves five points ahead on Marcelo Bielsa ‘s side of second-placed West Brom, who now have just one game left of their season, and six points above third-placed Brentford, with two games left of their campaign.
Therefore, the Baggies will no longer catch Leeds, who now need to be crowned champions just one more point from the final two games — or lose points for Brentford. Promotion ends Leeds’ 16-year wait for a return to the Premier League — the longest joint gap between relegation and promotion in competition history — which was relegated in 2004, just three years after reaching the semi-finals of the Champions League.
Financial problems led to Leeds’ initial relegation and continued to plague the club a few years later, falling three seasons into League One between 2007-08 and 2009-10.
The Whites are next in action on Sunday afternoon away to Derby County, who were three times crowned England champions and most recently in 1991-92.