By Calum Brown

26th Apr, 2022 | 12:00pm

Leeds United point against Palace 'could be vital' - Danny Mills

Danny Mills believes that the Leeds United point against Crystal Palace could be vital in their bid for Premier League survival.

Crystal Palace were unable to break down a compact Leeds side who defended well to earn a 0-0 draw at Selhurst Park.

Leeds are now five matches unbeaten under new boss Jesse Marsch and sit five points clear of Everton who occupy 18th position.

Speaking to TalkSport this morning, the former Leeds defender said: “Leeds’ goal difference isn’t as good as Burnley and Everton, and so that point could be vital, but there are still quite a few games to go and Leeds probably still need five or six points.

“When you look at their run-in, that’s not easy, having said that Everton’s run-in isn’t particularly easy either so that’s going to be very, very tough and Burnley have had that remarkable run.

“I think it looks at the moment like it’s going to be between Everton and Burnley, but Leeds have got to be careful. They face City at the weekend in the late game on Saturday so, if results don’t go their way, they could be dragged back into it.

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“I think it’s going to go down to the last couple of games.”

Five Cup Finals

Leeds have five matches remaining to try and secure their Premier League status for next season, three of which come against the current top four.

First up, Marsch’s men take on league leaders Manchester City in a massive game for both clubs at opposite ends of the table.

City currently sit one point clear of title-chasing Liverpool, so there can be no room for dropped points at Elland Road for Pep Guardiola’s side who defeated Leeds 7-0 at the Etihad in December.

It’s then a tough trip to the Emirates for Leeds as they face an Arsenal side intent on returning to the Champions League, followed by home matches against Chelsea and Brighton.

Leeds end their Premier League season with another trip to London as they take on Brentford.

With Everton and Burnley breathing down their neck, these are five absolutely massive matches left for Leeds who will be hoping to stretch their impressive unbeaten run to six matches when City come to town on Saturday evening.

In other Leeds United news, Jesse Marsch has been showered with praise by Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher