Leeds United are lastly again within the Premier League, their return to England’s top-flight confirmed after 16 years away.
They usually did it with out kicking one other ball, as West Brom had been crushed by Huddersfield on Friday evening secured the Elland Highway giants their place again within the large time.
Securing promotion forward of their match in opposition to Derby is all of the extra sweeter for Leeds because it was the Rams who final season, underneath Frank Lampard, beat the Whites within the play-offs to resign Marcelo Bielsa’s aspect to a different yr within the second division.
However Bielsa, one in every of soccer’s most well-known figures, achieved promotion on the second try – turning himself from Elland Highway cult hero to Elland Highway legend – and will probably be get together time for Leeds at Pleasure Park on Sunday.
The three-time First Division champions are actually again the place many consider they belong, though their best season in a few years is tinged with disappointment.
Three Elland Highway legends handed away over current months, Norman Hunter, Trevor Cherry and Jack Charlton – who died simply final week – all tragically lacking out on seeing their beloved membership again within the top-flight.
Followers have additionally been unable to observe the ultimate phases of Leeds’ promotion marketing campaign, as since soccer returned from its coronavirus suspension final month all matches have been performed behind closed doorways.