Leeds United given chance to move three points clear of second with six point cushion in automatics

LEEDS UNITED have the opportunity to move three points clear of second-placed West Brom and six points clear of third-placed Brentford with victory at Swansea City on Sunday lunch-time.

Saturday, 11th July 2020, 5:15 pm
Updated Saturday, 11th July 2020, 5:17 pm

Slaven Bilic's second-placed Baggies dropped two points in Saturday's 1-1 draw at Blackburn Rovers to leave West Brom behind United on goal difference and having played one game more.

Earlier, Brentford had moved two points behind the Baggies with a seventh-straight victory via a 3-1 win at Derby County and Bilic's side were then forced to settle for a point at Ewood Park leaving both themselves and Leeds three points ahead of the Bees.

However, Leeds will now take in their game in hand in Sunday's clash at Swansea who will line up just one place and one point behind the play-offs and with a game in hand.

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JUST A POINT: For West Brom boss Slaven Bilic and his Baggies side at Blackburn Rovers. Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images.

Tuesday evening will then see West Brom face a very tough test when they entertain fourth-placed Fulham who are themselves not yet out of the automatic promotion race in sitting two points behind Brentford.