Leeds' survival bid going down to the wire

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2021/22 English Premier League

Matchday 38

Brentford v Leeds United

Brentford Community Stadium
London, England
Sunday, 22 May 2022
Kick-off is at 16h00  
Leeds have one last chance to secure their Premier League status when they visit Brentford on the final day of the season on Sunday, May 22.
The 17th-placed Whites are one point above the drop zone ahead of Burnley's catch-up fixture against Aston Villa on Thursday, May 19.
Jesse Marsch's side arrested a three-match losing streak when they held Brighton to a 1-1 draw this past weekend and the point could turn out to be crucial in their fight for survival.

Thomas Frank
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Pascal Struijk scored a last-gasp equaliser against the Seagulls and Marsch praised the determination of his players to carry on fighting until the very end before declaring that more of the same is needed when they travel to the capital.
"I've said since I've been here the mentality of our team to fight, stick together and go for things, especially with our backs against the wall, is at a very high level, so that rewarded us today," the American said.
"Everybody in the entire community here wants us to find a way to do this and we're trying to do everything we can to fight for the points. We've got to now invest everything we have going into Brentford next week and be ready for a big match."
The Bees have an opportunity to finish in the top half of the table in their debut campaign in the Premier League.
Thomas Frank's team battled back from an early goal down to beat Everton 3-2 at Goodison Park last time out and they will be targeting a third straight victory to close out the campaign.
The west Londoners find themselves two points outside the top 10 in 11th position and they could potentially finish ninth.

Christian Eriksen
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Frank made a tactical change at the break against the Toffees, bringing on midfielder Vitaly Janelt for defender Mads Sorensen, and the tweak paid off as the visitors scored twice in the space of two second-half minutes to claim victory.
"It was mainly because I wanted to play more. It was a back four when we defended but a back three when we attacked. That was the main reason I made the change," the Dane said.

Head-to-Head (Previous Premier League Meetings)

Matches - 1
Brentford - 0
Leeds - 0
Draws - 1

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Published: 05/17/2022