Leeds United are as close as they can get to ending their 16-year Premier League exile.
Today’s Championship match against relegation-threatened Stoke City was an absolute must-win for Marcelo Bielsa’s men.
West Brom’s win against Hull City had put pressure on Leeds as the Baggies went to the top of the table with Leeds having a game in hand.
However, Leeds managed to put the pressure and horrors of the last season behind them as the Whites emerged with an emphatic 5-0 win at Elland Road.
Leeds initially struggled to break down Stoke’s stubborn resistance, but a rash challenge on Helder Costa gave Mateusz Klich the opportunity from the spot in the 45th minute, and he duly delivered.
From then on, it was a one-way traffic as Helder Costa, Liam Cooper, Pablo Hernandez, and Patrick Bamford added their names to the scoresheet to complete a five-star display.
It was a thumping win for Leeds United, capped off by this iconic moment at full time.
Cameras captured Marcelo Bielsa ripping his notes for the game as his side dismissed Stoke City on the pitch –
The Argentine now has 7 points to muster out from the last four Championship matches to tip the Peacocks back over to the first division of English football.