Brentford 1-2 Leeds United: Leeds stay up with win against Bees

Leeds United celebrate
Leeds have lost just one of their last six league games against Brentford

Leeds United secured a dramatic last-day victory against nine-man Brentford to secure Premier League survival.

Jack Harrison’s added-time strike from the edge of the penalty area sealed the win and in the end comfortably avoid the drop by three points as a result of Burnley’s defeat by Newcastle.

It had seemed Leeds were cruising to safety when Raphinha had put them in front from the spot with his second-half penalty and Brentford were reduced to 10 men when Kristoffer Ajer had to go off 13 minutes from time when the hosts had already used their three substitutions.

But Sergi Canos looped in an equaliser two minutes before he was sent off for a second bookable offence.

With a two-man advantage, Leeds were able to control the final stages, although it took Harrison’s goal to relieve the pressure, with goalkeeper Illan Meslier running the entire length of the field to join in the celebrations and manager Jesse Marsch flat on his back in the technical area as he was swept away by the euphoria.

It means Leeds become the first side since Wigan in 2011 to survive after starting the final day in the bottom three.