Leeds face test of nerve as promotion looms
London: After 16 years in the wilderness, Leeds United are on the brink of an eagerly awaited return to the Premier League -- as long as they can hold their nerve with the finish line in sight.
A 3-1 win at Blackburn on Saturday moved Leeds a step closer to the promised land from the long purgatory of the lower leagues.
Marcelo Bielsa's side sit one point clear at the top of the Championship heading into their last five matches.
With third-placed Brentford six points behind, Leeds look odds-on to secure the place among English football's elite that their legion of fanatical fans used to regard as their birthright.
But Leeds were in a similar position last season and squandered a chance for automatic promotion before imploding in the play-offs. - AFP