Leeds United survival bid: Updates on massive evening in deciding where Whites fate lies

Leeds United are still three days away from taking in their final game of the season - but Thursday evening represents a huge night in the club's Premier League survival bid.

By Lee Sobot
Thursday, 19th May 2022, 10:48 pm

United's two relegation-battling rivals Burnley and Everton are both in action tonight and you can follow all of the latest developments from both games here.

Third-bottom Burnley are away at Aston Villa in an 8pm kick-off whilst Everton are at home to Crystal Palace in a match starting at 7.45pm.

United's destiny will be back in their own hands should the Clarets fail to pick up a point at Villa Park.

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OVER TO YOU: Leeds United will stay out of the Premier League drop zone if third-bottom Burnley are beaten by an Aston Villa side under boss Steven Gerrard, above, tonight. Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images.

In that event, a final day win at Brentford would definitely leave Leeds safe.

But even a point for Burnley would leave the Whites back in the bottom three and with a far inferior goal difference to both the Clarets and Toffees.

That would mean Leeds would be relying on results elsewhere on Sunday, even in the event of taking a point or better against the Bees.

United begin the evening fourth-bottom, one point ahead of third-bottom Burnley and one point behind fifth-bottom Everton.

Burnley are at home to Newcastle United on the final day whereas Frank Lampard's Toffees are away at Arsenal.

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Last updated: Thursday, 19 May, 2022, 20:02

  • Massive evening in Whites survival bid
  • Burnley away at Aston Villa
  • Everton at home to Crystal Palace
  • Whites destiny back in own hands if Clarets lose

How it all currently stands

Third-bottom Burnley are away at Aston Villa in an 8pm kick-off whilst Everton are at home to Crystal Palace in a match starting at 7.45pm.

United’s destiny will be back in their own hands should the Clarets fail to pick up a point at Villa Park.

In that event, a final day win at Brentford would definitely leave Leeds safe.

But even a point for Burnley would leave the Whites back in the bottom three and with a far inferior goal difference to both the Clarets and Toffees.

That would mean Leeds would be relying on results elsewhere on Sunday, even in the event of taking a point or better against the Bees.

United begin the evening fourth-bottom, one point ahead of third-bottom Burnley and one point behind fifth-bottom Everton.

Burnley are at home to Newcastle United on the final day whereas Frank Lampard’s Toffees are away at Arsenal.

Everton team news first

Coming up at 6.45pm ahead of the 7.45pm kick-off.

Two points from their last two games would leave Everton safe - even if Leeds and Burnley both take maximum points - because of the wretched Whites goal difference. Four points are needed by Burnley, even if Leeds win at Brentford, that would see them safe. In short, tonight is huge.

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