sheffield united win epl promotion

19:00    28 Apr 2019

Sheffield United's Billy Sharp (centre) celebrates
Sheffield United have followed Norwich City in securing automatic promotion to the English Premier League.

The Blades all but confirmed promotion with a 2-0 win over Ipswich Town on Saturday before a 1-1 draw between Leeds and Villa at Elland Road confirmed Sheffield's place in England's top-tier.

Leeds opened the scoring through Mateusz Klich in controversial fashion while Villa's Jonathan Kodjia was down injured, resulting in Marcelo Bielsa ordering his players to stand off and allow Albert Adomah to run from kick-off and level matters.

Norwich City confirmed their return to the Premier League with a 2-1 win over Blackburn Rovers at Carrow Road and the Canaries will clinch the Championship title with a draw away to Villa on the final day of the regular season.

Leeds will now partake in the play-offs with West Bromwich Albion, Villa and one yet to be determined team for the final promotion place.

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