Leeds vs Southampton: Who will take final Premier League spot?

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Leeds vs Southampton: Who will take final Premier League spot?

How to watch, exclusive interviews, what is at stake & more in the Sky Bet Championship play-off final at Wembley.

The Championship play-off final: How to watch & follow on Sunday

On TV: Live on Sky Sports Football and Main Event from 2pm.

Sunday 26th May 2:00pm Kick off 3:00pm

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Online: Sky Customers can also watch on Sky Go or the Sky Sports app from 2pm.

How to follow: You will be able to follow our live blog from 2pm across our website and app, where we will have free in-game clips of all the goals and key moments, and free highlights shortly after full-time.

Leeds vs Southampton: Who will prevail?

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Sky Sports’ Sam Blitz and Simeon Gholam take a look at the Championship play-off final between Leeds and Southampton to assess who will win at Wembley and reach the Premier League.

VOTE: Who will win the final?

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How Leeds reached Wembley

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Highlights of Norwich’s clash with Leeds in the Championship play-off semi-final.

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Highlights of the Sky Bet Championship play-off semi-final second leg between Leeds United and Norwich City.

How Southampton reached Wembley

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Highlights of West Brom’s clash with Southampton in the Championship play-off semi-final.

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Highlights of the Sky Bet Championship play-off semi-final second leg between Southampton and West Brom.

Season in stats & highlights

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Ahead of Sunday’s Championship play-off final against Southampton, check out Leeds United’s most memorable moments from this season so far.

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Ahead of Sunday’s Championship play-off final against Leeds United, check out Southampton’s most memorable moments from this season so far.

Thr £170m game

  • Victory is worth at least £170m even if the winners finish bottom in the Premier League next season.
  • Based on payments from previous seasons, the side that finishes bottom of the Premier League will receive around £95m in central revenue, though this figure can change depending on how often that team is shown live on UK TV.
  • Should the play-off winners be relegated they will receive just under £76m as a parachute payment – clubs who spend one season in the Premier League are only eligible for two seasons’ worth of parachute payments, which come to about £75.6m spread over two years. Teams relegated after more than one season get an extra £15m in the third year.
  • Premier League survival for one season would see this figure raise to over £285m – the side that finishes 17th will net around £100m in central payments and also qualify for the extra £15m in third year of parachute payments.

Martin: Taking Saints to Premier League would mean everything

Southampton boss Russell Martin speaks to Sky Sports EFL Editor Simeon Gholam…

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Southampton boss Russell Martin tells Sky Sports what it would mean to take the club to promotion ahead of the Championship play-off final on Sunday.

EFL play-off records

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

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

Leeds have appeared in the EFL play-offs five times and have failed to seal promotion on any occasion.

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

Southampton's only play-off excursion saw them beaten in the Championship semi-finals by Derby in 2007

Image: Southampton’s only play-off excursion saw them beaten in the Championship semi-finals by Derby in 2007

Southampton have just one EFL play-off appearance so far, losing to Derby County in the Championship semi-final in 2006/07.

Who wins through in the Championship play-offs?

Who has won promotion? Since 2004/05…

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Championship Team of the Season revealed!

Sky Sports duo Simeon Gholam and David Prutton reveal their Sky Sports Championship team of the season for 2023/24.

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Sky Sports’ Simeon Gholam and David Prutton reveal their Sky Sports Championship team of the season for 2023/24.

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