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Leeds vs Norwich: How to watch and watch on Thursday night

Leeds vs Norwich

On TV: live Sky Sports Football and The main event from 7 p.m.

Thursday, May 16, 7 p.m

It starts at 20:00


Online: Sky customers can also watch on Sky Go or the Sky Sports app from 7pm.

How to watch: You’ll be able to follow our live blog from 7pm on our website and app, where we’ll have free in-game clips of all the goals and key moments, as well as free highlights shortly after full-time.

Championship play-off schedule

First steps – reports and highlights

Norwich 0-0 Leeds

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Highlights of the Championship play-off semi-final between Norwich and Leeds.

West Brom – 0-0 Southampton

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Highlights from West Brom v Southampton in the Championship play-off semi-final.

The second leg

Leeds vs Norwich (8pm) – Thursday 16 May

Southampton vs West Brom (8pm) – Friday 17 May

Final

Wembley (3pm) – Sunday 26 May

VOTE: Who will win the Championship play-off?

How the season ended

How the first leg played out in numbers

The defense dominated the first leg, will the attacks prevail in the second?

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Sky Sports EFL editor Simeon Gholam looks back at Norwich’s goalless draw with Leeds in the Championship play-off semi-final.

Sky Sports EFL Editor Simeon Gholam:

“In a game with so much brilliance in attack, the defense dominated in what ended up being quite an eventful first leg at Carrow Road on Sunday.

“Norwich started brightly but then soon returned to their form and seemed to accept that a goalless draw was enough for them, while Leeds never committed enough to win the tie.

“Undoubtedly it is Leeds who have the advantage in the second leg. Win at home, in front of him their crowd at Elland Road and they’re at Wembley. But they will be keenly aware that they have lost their last two home games of the season and that Norwich will come to sit deep, absorb and try to break them down on the counter-attack.

“Crysencio Summerville and Wilfried Gnonto were well written off by Norwich in the first leg, perhaps not helped by the rusty performance of Georginio Rutter – who has yet to look fit since his surgery and rapid return during the international break in March – and of the missing. Will Patrick Bamford change things up and bring Joel Piroe or Dan James into his side or stick with the side he trusted in the first leg?

“Norwich boss David Wagner also has decisions to make. Josh Sargent dropped out late in the first leg and will be assessed ahead of the trip to West Yorkshire. Jonathan Rowe, who started his first game back from injury in the long run, it did” I don’t really look at top speed.

“Whoever starts, it wouldn’t be a surprise if this tie is decided by one goal, or if instead it goes all the way.”

Norwich and Leeds: seasons in statistics

EFL play-off records

Leeds were beaten in their most recent play-off attempt by Derby in the 2019 Championship semi-finals
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Leeds were beaten in their most recent play-off attempt by Derby in the 2019 Championship semi-finals

Leeds they appeared in the EFL play-offs five times and failed to gain promotion on either occasion.

  • 1986/87 – lost in the Second Division (now Championship) final over two legs to Charlton Athletic. This was before the final was played as a one-off at Wembley.
  • 2005/06 – lost 3-0 to Watford in the Championship final at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.
  • 2007/08 – lost League 1 final to Doncaster at Wembley.
  • 2008/09 – lost in League 1 semi-finals to Millwall.
  • 2018/19 – lost in the Championship semi-finals to Derby County.
Norwich City won their last play-off campaign in 2015
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Norwich City won their last play-off campaign in 2015

Norwich they have two EFL play-off appearances, both in the second tier, winning promotion once.

  • 2001/02 – lost in the Division 1 (now Championship) final to Birmingham City at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.
  • 2014/15 – WON the Championship play-offs, beating Middlesbrough in the final at Wembley.

Who wins in the championship play-off?

In the 19 Championship play-off campaigns since 2004/05, the third-placed team has by far the most wins. The team that finishes sixth has the fewest. Blackpool in 2010 were the last team to take the final place in the play-offs and achieve promotion.

Who won the promotion? Since 2004/05…

  • 3rd: ✅🔴🔴🔴🔴🔴
  • 4th: . .
  • the 5th: . .
  • the 6th: ✅✅

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