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WHAT A SEASON: Leeds finish ninth of their return to the Premier League

 

After beating West Bromwich Albion 3-1 on the final day, Leeds United finish the Premier League season ninth in the table.

Marcelo Bielsa's side had been out of the league for over a decade and this season they've defied expectations.

On the final day, they could've sneaked into the Europa Conference League had some strange results gone their way.

The fact they were that close to Europe shows the quality of season they've had.

Leeds fans were back inside the stadium to witness their team in the top division for the first time.

They were treated to a Rodrigo goal to start the scoring before a Kalvin Phillips free-kick made it 2-0.

Phillips handed West Brom a late consolation late on but Leeds had already made it 3-0 thanks to Patrick Bamford.

A handball was awarded inside the area and Bamford tucked home the penalty.

With Everton suffering a 5-0 hammering away at Manchester City, Leeds leapfrogged them into ninth.

 

Icing on the cake

 

Rumours suggest Bielsa has agreed a deal with Leeds to remain as manager.

The Argentine is beloved at Elland Road and the project he has built has lifted the club to new level.

After the match, he remained coy on his decision, but was as demanding as ever.

"I’m very satisfied with what the team has achieved [this season] but on the other hand, we could have added more points," he told the press.

"Everything Leeds offers to a coach exceeds the expectations of those who have the job."

That last quote points towards him extending his stay in Yorkshire.

If El Loco stays, it's hard to imagine Leeds anywhere but sniffing around the continental positions in the Premier League next season.


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