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Leeds Beat Norwich to Reach Promotion Playoff Final

 Leeds Beat Norwich to Reach Promotion Playoff Final

Daniel James of Leeds United
Daniel James of Leeds United challenges for a loose ball against Angus Gunn of Norwich City during the Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Semi-Final 2nd Leg match between Leeds United and Norwich City at Elland Road on May 16, 2024 in Leeds, England(Image-Getty) 

Leeds United took a significant step towards returning to the Premier League with a commanding 4-0 victory over Norwich City in the Championship playoff semi-final second leg at Elland Road, following a goalless draw in the first leg at Carrow Road.

Key Moments of the Match

1. Early Lead:

 Leeds opened the scoring in the 7th minute with Ilia Gruev’s clever free-kick, marking his first goal for the club.

2. Doubling the Advantage:

 In the 20th minute, Wilfried Gnonto’s cross was expertly headed in by Joel Piroe to make it 2-0.

3. Extending the Lead:

 Before halftime, Georginio Rutter added a third goal, further solidifying Leeds’ dominance.

4. Sealing the Victory: 

In the 68th minute, Crysencio Summerville completed the scoring with a close-range finish, ensuring a 4-0 aggregate win.

Next Steps

Leeds will now face the winner of the match between Southampton and West Bromwich Albion in the playoff final, which is scheduled for Sunday, 26 May at Wembley Stadium.

Automatic Promotions

Leicester City and Ipswich Town secured automatic promotion to the 2024/25 Premier League by finishing in the top two positions of the Championship.

 Championship Promotion Playoff Matches

 Semi-finals First Legs

- 12 May: Norwich 0-0 Leeds

- 12 May: West Brom 0-0 Southampton

 Semi-finals Second Legs

- 16 May: Leeds 4-0 Norwich (Leeds win 4-0 on aggregate)

- 17 May: Southampton v West Brom (20:00 BST)


- 26 May: Leeds v TBC

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