Premier League

Leicester City and Leeds United suffer relegation from Premier League

Aditya ChauhanAditya Chauhan

May 28 2023
Leicester City and Leeds United suffer relegation from Premier League

Abdoulaye Doucoure keeps Everton in the top division

The Premier League 2022-23 season has ended. Manchester City became champions for the third consecutive time. All eyes were on the relegation battle on the final day of yet another exciting season. Everton, Leicester City, and Leeds United were the three teams yet to guarantee safety. These teams failed to collect points regularly and had to wait for their final gameday results. With Southampton already relegated, here are the two teams that join them in the EFL Championship.

Leicester City

Leicester City’s fairytale run in the Premier League has ended. The Foxes won the 2015-16 season and are now relegated to the second division. Things didn’t go in Leicester City’s favour from the start of the season. Brendan Rodgers only added one player in the summer transfer window. They had low squad depth and were unable to get three points. The Foxes suffered 22 losses, which led to their downfall. 

The team went on to win nine matches and draw the other seven. They scored 51 goals and conceded 67. Leicester City spent most of their time in the relegation zone. This even led to two managerial changes. Leicester City’s final match in their nine-year top-flight run ended in a 2-1 win over West Ham United.

Leeds United

Leeds United’s short stay in the English Premier League ended after their 4-1 loss to Tottenham Hotspur in the final match. They ended the season with the worst defensive record. Leeds United have played under four different managers this season. After starting the season on a high, their season had a regular downfall.

Leeds United have lost 21 matches this season. This is their worst record in their 15 years of Premier League history. Leeds only managed seven wins and ten draws. Despite scoring more goals than eight teams in the top division, Leeds failed to keep a clean sheet in 33 league matches. They scored 48 goals and conceded 78. Leeds United defeated Chelsea and Liverpool, but the results were not enough to keep them in the Premier League.

Last season, Leeds United escaped relegation on the final day of the league. Leeds scored seven more points in the current season, and that led to their survival. Leeds once again needs to find their way back into the Premier League. Last time, they had to wait for 13 seasons.

Everton survived relegation on the final day. They won their match against Bournemouth by a narrow scoreline of 1-0. The Toffees guaranteed safety just by two points. Sean Dyche once again proved to be the differential and guided yet another team to safety. They continue their run in the top flight. The three teams will look to get back their top-flight status as soon as possible.

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