How and when Leeds United could now be mathematically 'safe' after West Brom victory
LEEDS United will be mathematically safe from relegation when gaining their next point or when West Brom next fail to win.
The second-bottom Baggies are now the only side left in the division's dropzone who can have overtake Leeds, albeit Sam Allardyce's side will need a hugely unlikely set of results and a goal difference miracle.
The tenth-placed Whites would have to lose every remaining fixture and West Brom would have to win all of their remaining games and produce a remarkable goal difference swing in order to leapfrog Leeds.
Marcelo Bielsa's side could have been declared mathematically safe on Monday evening had West Brom failed to take all three points from their tea-time kick-off at home to Southampton but the Baggies recorded a 3-0 victory.
That has now left them 21 points behind Leeds with seven games left but with a goal difference of minus 31 compared to United's which is zero.
Marcelo Bielsa's Whites have seven games remaining and their next point would subsequently make them mathematically safe.
Leeds are back in action next Monday night at home to Liverpool whereas West Brom do not play until a week on Thursday when Allardyce's side are away at third-placed Leicester City.
The Whites are then at home to second-placed Manchester United the following Sunday before the Baggies visit an Aston Villa side who sit 11th in the same day's evening fixture.
Leeds, though, have sound prospects of finishing in the top half as Bielsa's Whites are currently tenth and only behind ninth-placed Arsenal on goal difference.
Eighth-placed Everton are three points away but have a game in hand whilst there is a four-point gap to seventh-placed Tottenham Hotspur and a seven-point deficit to sixth-placed Liverpool who have both played the same amount of games.
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Thank you Laura Collins