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'One of the greatest': BBC pundit makes huge claim about Leeds as they seal Premier League survival

Leeds United beat Brentford this afternoon in dramatic fashion to send Burnley down and ensure Jesse Marsch gets another season of Premier League football.

Marsch has managed to steer the Whites to survival in tense fashion. It went to the very last day and Newcastle did them a favour as well by seeing off Burnley, who drop into the Championship amid a host of potential financial worries.

For Leeds, they can now plot a big summer under Marsch. Of course, the futures of players like Raphinha and Kalvin Phillips are under the spotlight, and Marsch will be hoping he can keep hold of his two best players.

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But that’s for another day, and for now, the immediate reaction is one of shock and surprise across the Premier League from fans and pundits alike. And one of the onlooking pundits to react was former Arsenal man Martin Keown, who told the BBC he believed Leeds’ escape was one of the greatest of all time.

“I think it is one of the greatest escapes we have ever seen from Leeds,” Keown told the BBC.

Leeds will hope to add more quality in the summer alongside keeping those best players.

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With Burnley losing, there was always an element of calm once Leeds had gone 1-0 up. It took the pressure off massively and even when Sergi Canos scored, Leeds fans must have still be confident.

Keown is right in that in terms of Leeds staying up, it’s a good achievement when they looked dead and buried at one point. But it’s not the greatest ever, especially when you look back to teams like West Brom.

Leeds fans will care little though. They’re a Premier League team for a third season in a row, and that’s all that will matter to them.

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