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Leeds United suffers relegation from Premier League

Leeds United suffers relegation from Premier League

Leeds United’s horrendous English Premier League campaign came to an end on Sunday with the Yorkshire club suffering relegation from the top-flight.

Sam Allardyce’s squad lost 4-1 at Elland Road to Tottenham, being condemned to the English Football League Championship for next season. Weston McKennie started and played 60 minutes for Leeds United in the final match of his loan spell from Juventus, while fellow American midfielder Brenden Aaronson played 31 minutes off the bench.

Leeds United joins Leicester City and Southampton as the three relegated squads this season.

Harry Kane’s second minute opener boosted Spurs in front at Elland Road, putting Leeds United under early pressure in front of its home supporters. The pressure continued early in the second half as Pedro Porro extended Tottenham’s advantage to 2-0 in the 47th minute.

Jack Harrison pulled one goal back for Leeds in the 69th minute before Kane re-extended lead to 3-1 just two minutes later. Lucas Moura capped the dominant road performance for Tottenham in stoppage time, capping the final score at 4-1 and clinching an eighth place finish for the visitors.

McKennie made 20 combined appearances for the Lilywhites after arriving on loan from Juventus in January. The U.S. men’s national team midfielder will now head back to Turin to determine what’s next for him at club level.

Aaronson, 22, registered 39 combined appearances this season, scoring one goal and adding three assists. The USMNT attacker started off the season strong, but struggled for form during the second half of the campaign.

Fellow USMNT midfielder Tyler Adams was one of the few bright spots for Leeds United despite missing the final two months of the season due to a hamstring injury. Adams made 26 combined appearances for Leeds United, logging over 2,200 minutes.

Leeds United will now prepare for a busy summer ahead of a grueling Championship schedule set to start in August.

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