Leeds news LIVE: Whites BACK in the Premier League after 16 years away as West Brom lose at Huddersfield – latest – The Sun

LEEDS UNITED are BACK in the Premier League!

Huddersfield have beaten West Brom 2-1 meaning the Whites have returned to the top flight for the first time in 16 years.

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  • What a moment for Leeds! After sixteen long, hard years and they are back in the big time.

    Leeds fans are taking over social media, they are absolutely delighted!


    Leeds United are back in the Premier League!

  • LEEDS are on the brink!

    Arsenal loanee Emile Smith Rowe has scored in the 86th minute to hand Huddersfield want could be a winning goal – a strike that could send their Yorkshire rivals back to the top flight!

  • There could be a spanner in the works….

    West Brom have pulled a goal back just before half-time at the John Smith's Stadium, Dara O'Shea heading in on 42 minutes.

    In fact, the goal was extremely similar to the one the Baggies had conceded in the opening minutes.

    Matheus Pereira whipped in an in-swinging free-kick and Huddersfield failed to deal with it.

    Goalkeeper Jonas Lossl got down low to keep the ball ending up in the back of the net – but he palmed it straight to O'Shea, who could not miss from inside the six-yard box.

    However, West Brom must WIN to stop Leeds from going up so Bielsa and Co are still where they want to be for now.

  • Leeds are on the verge of promotion to the Premier League to end 16 years in the wilderness.

    After so many near misses in recent years – including a late collapse last season – the Whites are almost back in the big time.

    West Brom had to win at Huddersfield Town to keep Leeds in the second tier for a few more days, but conceded after just four minutes – Chris Willock reacting quickest after poor defending from a free-kick.

    For Leeds it will end nearly two decades of pain after the club were relegated from the Premier League in 2004.

    That shock came just three years after they reached the Champions League semi-final before massive wages and spiralling debts sent the club into financial meltdown.

    One of English football's most popular and famous clubs, the three-times league champions dropped to the third tier in 2007 and before eventually getting promoted back to the Championship in 2010.

    It has taken another decade for them to reach the promised land, with almost a dozen managers failing to get them back to the top tier.

    Marcelo Bielsa, who has become an iconic figure at Elland Road for his outspoken nature and electric football, appears to be the man to have finally done it.

    The countdown is on.

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