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Ligue 1 decision could be good news for Leeds and West Brom’s promotion hopes



Ligue 1 have reportedly decided the final standings for the 2019/20 season on a points-per-game basis, which looks good news for Leeds United and West Bromwich Albion’s promotion hopes.

The French Prime Minister announced earlier this week that no sporting events would take place until September, bringing an end to the Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 seasons.

L’Equipe’s Domenighetti Joël has reported that the French top-flight have decided the final standings for this term on a points-per-game basis.

That means that PSG have been named champions, while Amines and Toulouse are relegated, with Lorient and Lens promoted from Ligue 2 to take their place.

That news will likely be hugely encouraging for the Leeds and West Brom, who will be more determined than anyone to ensure that the current EFL season is not made null and void.

Leeds are top of the Championship as things stand, while the Baggies are one point back from them in the second automatic promotion place.

If the EFL season cannot be finished, as recent reports are suggesting may be the case, and the decision is made to follow the precedent set in France, it would mean that Leeds and West Brom would be promoted.

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The Verdict

Clearly, there remains a lot of uncertainty over if, how and when the 2019/20 season will be concluded but this news from France looks good news for Leeds and West Brom’s promotion hopes.

It sets a precedent that the EFL could look to follow and one that would be good news for the Championship’s top two, though it may leave a slightly unsatisfactory taste in everyone’s mouths.

It will be very interesting to see how things develop over the next week or so and what decisions are taken in English football.

Bristol-born, London-based sports journalist at Snack Media. University of Brighton and NA graduate

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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