By Mark Smith

25th Apr, 2020 | 7:00pm

Robbie Savage includes Leeds when discussing potential cruel end to the season

Robbie Savage has labelled it cruel and unfair on Leeds United should this season be declared null and void in English football.

The BBC pundit jas jumped to the defence of the Championship table-toppers claiming that no other side has suffered as much in the past 20 years.

Leeds went top of the table with the 2-0 victory over Huddersfield in their final game before the break, with the Whites having one hand on automatic promotion with nine left to play.

Savage defended Leeds and admitted that Marcelo Bielsa was well on course to bring Premier League football back to Elland Road.

“Relegated from the Premier League in 2004, few clubs have suffered more near misses of restoration to the top than Leeds in the last 15 years,” he wrote in his Mirror column.

“And Marcelo Bielsa, seven points clear of third place, was well on course to end a generation’s anguish at Elland Road. Who’s going to tell Leeds fans it was all in vain?”

Savage has a point, we would not want to imagine the uproar if Leeds were to be halted in their push for promotion – it wouldn’t end pretty.

Leeds are in a better position than last season to secure a top-flight spot, with Fulham not mounting as serious a push as Sheffield United did.

The Whites in fact stand a 98% chance of going up according to prediction experts FiveThirtyEight – meaning it is more than just in their hands, it’s nearly secured already.

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