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Following Leicester: the second newcomer to the Premier League for the 2024/25 season has been determined

ByИван Дунаев

May 5, 2024

 Following Leicester: the second newcomer to the Premier League for the 2024/25 season has been determined

"Ipswich" returned to the elite division after a 22-year absence.

On Saturday, May 4, matches of the final, 46th round of the Championship (the second highest division of the English Championship) took place – approx.). According to their results, Ipswich became the owner of the last direct ticket to the Premier League.

In the last round, Kieran McKenna's team defeated Huddersfield at home (2:0). This allowed the “tractor drivers” with 96 points to finish in second place in the Championship and qualify for entry into the elite division.

In the final standings, “Ipswich” in the fight for second place was ahead of “Leeds” (90 points), which in the last round at home they lost to Southampton (1:2).

Leicester became the winner of the Championship ahead of schedule(97 points), who were the first to guarantee themselves promotion to the next class as well will play in the Premier League this season.

Note that Ipswich has returned to the elite division after a 22-year absence. The last time the team played in the Premier League was back in the 2001/02 season.

The last, third ticket to the Premier League for the upcoming season will be played in the playoffs by the teams that took third to sixth place in the Championship: Leeds , “Southampton”, “West Bromwich” and “Norwich”.

Recall that Sheffield United became the first club to prematurely lose its chances of remaining in the Premier League for the next season. Nottingham, Luton and Burnley continue to fight to maintain their place in the elite – only one of the three teams will be saved from relegation.

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