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Leeds United 4 Charlton 0 – Review

This is the final review of the season, the final review of a Championship season which has provided many twists and turns but delivered the ultimate prize.

Last night was Marcelo Bielsa’s 100th game in charge of Leeds and it seems fitting that it was the final game of Leeds’ EFL journey.

Several players returned to the starting line-up after missing Sunday’s clash with Derby but Pascal Struijk kept his place in midfield and started alongside Pablo Hernandez who made his first start since the restart.

Charlton, managed by former Leeds man Lee Bowyer, needed a win to ensure their Championship survival after a difficult year for the Addicks.

They gave Leeds a Guard of Honour as they entered the Elland Road pitch to the sound of a crowd with fireworks, albeit outside the ground.

From the outset, Leeds had control of the game and it was Ben White who opened the scoring with a fantastic volley on 13 minutes. It was White’s first goal for the club and hopefully a deal can be arranged to keep him at the club to score a few more next season.

Stuart Dallas doubled lead 15 minutes later after a sublime pass from Pablo Hernandez and it looked like the floodgates could have opened.

There was just one change at half time, with Tyler Roberts replacing Patrick Bamford for the final 45 minutes of Championship football. It took him just 6 minutes to get on the scoresheet, again it was Hernandez with the assist.

Jamie Shackleton scored our fourth goal, his second in as many games and it will hopefully be our last goal ever in the Championship.

Despite being 4-0 down, Charlton were still staying up until former Leeds man Clarke Oduor scored a 91st minute winner for Barnsley to save his side from relegation, meaning Charlton will be playing League One football next season.

Leeds signed off the season in style and the next time they take to the field at Elland Road, it will be as a Premier League side.

Farewell EFL, it’s been some ride.

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