With Leeds United being held by Aston Villa in a 1-1 draw, Sheffield United followed Norwich City to win the next ticket to play in the English Premier League next season.
Yesterday (April 27), Sheffield United won a 2-0 victory over Ipswich Town. The distance between them and Leeds was 6 points and the Championship had 2 rounds. If Leeds could not overcome Aston Villa today (April 28), Sheffield United will be officially promoted.
The good news for Sheffield United when Leeds United was held in a 1-1 draw by Aston Villa in their home game. After 72 minutes, Klich scored Leeds’ goal, which was a controversial goal. Leeds United instead of kicking the ball out of the field when there was an opposing player hurt, then Roberts poked Klich into a tricky exit on the left before striking the net.
The scuffle broke out and Marcelo Bielsa’s army had an advantage when El Ghazi of Aston Villa was sent off. However, coach Bielsa asked his students to stand still and let Albert Adomah equalize for Aston Villa after the situation.
Leeds only won 1 point to help Sheffield United achieve the goal of a second direct promotion. The gap between second place (Sheffield United) and 3 (Leeds) has been 5 points while the only one round left in the tournament will be the curtain.
So after 12 years of absence, Sheffield is finally able to return to the Premier League. Sheffield still has the goal of competing against the Championship championship against the top of Norwich when the gap is only 3 points.
Meanwhile, the third promotion ticket as usual will still be determined after a series of play-offs including two semi-finals and the Wembley final between the teams ranked 3-6. That is likely to be an “internal” affair between Leeds, West Bromwich, Aston Villa and Derby County.