Leeds United went into Sunday’s game against Brentford knowing they needed to win to avoid relegation from the Premier League. Leeds United went on to win 2-1, while Burnley lost 1-2 to Newcastle United, and the result helped Jesse Marsch’s side maintain their place in English football’s top division. Raphinha had given Leeds United the lead earlier in the game. Sergi Canos equalised for Brentford in the second half, but Jack Harrison scored for Leeds in the dying minutes to give them a 2-1 victory. Raphinha celebrated the triumph by diving into the crowd to relish the moment, as did the entire Leeds United staff and players.
Burnley go down
In terms of Burnley’s game versus Newcastle, Callum Wilson scored twice for the Magpies, who eventually won 2-1. Burnley’s Maxwel Cornet scored in the 69th minute of the game, but Newcastle held on. The Clarets had been in the top division since regaining promotion in 2016, and had finished in the top half in two of the three seasons – including a brief European campaign in 2018. However, they struggled for the majority of the 2021-22 season, but fortunes did improve in the short term after long-time manager Sean Dyche was ousted and replaced with under-23s head Mike Jackson. Following Jackson’s appointment as caretaker manager, Mee was promoted to assistant coach due to his incapacity to play the rest of the season, and he’s shared a message with Burnley fans in the aftermath of their relegation to the Championship. “I just want to share my feelings; obviously gutted about yesterday – a real shame we couldn’t get the job done,” Mee said on his Twitter video. “We’d put ourselves into a really good position towards the back end of the season but obviously the whole season wasn’t good enough. “The lads put in a lot of effort, it’d been a really tough week and I think it took its toll a little bit. Fair play to Leeds, going away from home and winning on the last day of the season. “I just want to thank you guys for your support throughout the season – I know it has been a difficult one. “These past weeks have been some of the best I’ve seen. “Home and away, the atmospheres have been fantastic and we’ve really appreciated the backing you’ve given us.