Tyler Roberts sounds warning for his old club West Brom - Leeds United are not done yet

Leeds United will keep looking up until the final whistle on Sunday, vows Tyler Roberts.

Wednesday, 19th May 2021, 5:06 pm
STILL PUSHING - Tyler Roberts, who scored his first Premier League goal last night at Southampton, says Leeds United will push to the very last. Pic: Getty

With a game to go in the Premier League season the Whites have guaranteed themselves a top-half finish and depending on the results of tonight's games could technically still sit as high as sixth come full-time at Elland Road this weekend.

Sixth or even seventh place would require something of a footballing miracle, but eighth remains very possible. That would see them miss out on European qualification by a single place in their first crack at the top flight for 16 years, not that anyone with any connection to the club would be grumbling.

This season has been a triumph from the seven-goal thriller at Anfield on the opening day that suggested Marcelo Bielsa's men could trouble the elite, to the run of three straight wins they take into the finale against West Brom.

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Tuesday's 2-0 win over Southampton sent Leeds top of the 10-game form table with 21 points, despite a raft of fixtures against 'big six' sides.

Roberts, who scored his first Premier League goal at St Mary's to shrug a weight off his shoulders, admits the ease with which they have adapted to top tier life has come as a surprise.

But the sense of satisfaction will not deter them from trying to finish in the highest possible position when they take on his former club on Sunday.

"It's been a great achievement of course to finish in the top 10," he said.

"I don't think anybody really expected it.

"But we are the sort of team that will always look up and always try to push forward and get even higher.

"It's a great achievement but if we can finish higher then it will be even better."

Roberts' 95th-minute goal ensured Leeds finished the season with 10 away wins in the top flight, a feat they have not managed since the title-winning 1973/74 side won 12 on the road.

That statistic, one of many that sheds a bright light on Bielsa's newly-promoted men, highlights the way in which Leeds set out to attack each game, regardless of opposition or venue.

"It's obviously a great achievement from the boys and I think it's credit to the way that we set up and play each game and we approach games," said Roberts.

"Home or away it's the same so it has clearly shown with the record."