BBC pundit Colin Murray believes that Leeds United will end in the top-two even if Brentford and West Brom win the rest of their games.
In a stirring monologue on BBC Radio 5 Live on Tuesday night, after West Brom and Fulham drew 0-0, Murray said he’s got “no doubt” that Leeds will go on to secure automatic promotion to the Premier League.
Murray added that Leeds deserve it and said, “What a journey it’s been. Wow.”
“Three games left, West Brom drew with Fulham tonight, for me, Leeds are Premier League,” Murray said. “You know, even if West Brom and Brentford win their remaining games.”
“I have them as Premier League. For me, it’s a matter of when not if. Huge for Leeds, huge for what they went through, huge for the near misses. I’ve no doubt.
“Six ahead of Brentford, nine points to play for, albeit with an inferior goal difference. For me, Leeds are Premier League and best wishes to their fans, what a journey that’s been to be back. Wow.
“Thye deserve every bit of it.”
Leeds fans aren’t quite as certain as Murray… yet. Tonight’s game is almost as big as a Leeds game, though, and we know that Whites fans across the country will be glued to Sky Sports later on.
Brentford kick-off against Preston at 5pm in the knowledge that only a win will do.
If they drop any points then Leeds will be playing for promotion against struggling Barnsley on Thursday evening.
If Brentford draw then Leeds need to win. If Preston win then Bielsa’s men would only need a draw and even the longest-suffering Leeds fans would probably think it’s all done bar the shouting then.
It’s exciting stuff and it’s been a long wait – 16 years out of the Premier League and another three months thanks to the Coronavirus outbreak.
One thing is certain – no one will forget this season in a hurry.
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