Leeds United news: How the club’s dreadful April record is threatening to ruin another season
Leeds’ automatic promotion hopes are in tatters after a 2-0 defeat to Brentford on Easter Monday.
Sheffield United are three points clear of Marcelo Bielsa’s men and have a far superior goal difference, heading into the final two matches of the season.
The Whites face in-form Aston Villa next, who have remarkably won their last 10 league games, thus their chances of finishing in the top two look somewhat slim as things currently stand.
The omens don’t look good for Leeds as they seek to end a 15-year exile from the Premier League.
Over the past three seasons, April hasn’t been a happy month for the Yorkshire outfit – winning just four of the 18 games they’ve competed in.
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While Leeds picked up back-to-back victories against Preston and Sheffield Wednesday earlier this month, the wheels have well and truly come off their promotion dream since then.
A 2-1 defeat at home to 10-man Wigan on Friday was followed up with the disappointing result at Griffin Park just three days later.
Take a look at the hapless run in full below…
APRIL WOES FOR LEEDS
Apr 1: Reading 1-0 Leeds
Apr 4: Brentford 2-0 Leeds
Apr 8: Leeds 3-0 Preston
Apr 14: Newcastle 1-1 Leeds
Apr 17: Leeds 0-1 Wolves
Apr 22: Burton 2-1 Leeds
Apr 29: Leeds 3-3 Norwich
Apr 3: Fulham 2-0 Leeds
Apr 7: Leeds 1-1 Sunderland
Apr 10: Preston 3-1 Leeds
Apr 13: Aston Villa 1-0 Leeds
Apr 21: Leeds 2-1 Barnsley
Apr 28: Norwich 2-1 Leeds
Apr 6: Birmingham 1-0 Leeds
Apr 9: Preston 0-2 Leeds
Apr 13: Leeds 1-0 Sheffield Wednesday
Apr 19: Leeds 1-2 Wigan
Apr 22: Brentford 2-0 Leeds
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