Leeds United promoted to Premier League


Leeds United is back in the Premier League after nearly two decades away from the top flight.

The three-time champions of England and one-time European Cup runners-up are back in the Premier League after West Brom fell 2-1 at Huddersfield Town on Friday.

Arsenal loanee Emile Smith-Rowe scored the winner for the Terriers, who secure Championship safety with the win.

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Leeds has four more points than Slaven Bilic’s second-place West Brom, who are now in danger of needing the playoffs to rejoin the Premier League.

Brentford can climb into second place by beating Stoke City later Friday. West Brom plays QPR and Brentford has Barnsley on the final day.

Relegated after the 2003-04 season, Leeds sunk as low as League One for three seasons before returning to the Championship for the 2009-10 season.

Much like Liverpool fans after the club won its last top-flight title prior to this season’s triumph, Leeds supporters would’ve hardly imagined a 16-year wait to return.

Marcelo Bielsa’s not going to buy dinner in that town for a long time.