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When is Leeds United vs. Southampton EFL Championship playoff final? Date, time, venue for 2024 Premier League promotion match | Sporting News United Kingdom

The EFL Championship season has nearly run its course, with only the playoff final still to come in 2023/24.

Southampton secured their place in the promotion match after a 3-1 victory over West Brom on May 17. Adam Armstrong scored twice for Saints, who are looking for an immediate return to the Premier League after being relegated last season.

They will face Leeds United, who thrashed Norwich City in their semifinal second leg. Like Southampton, Leeds dropped out of the top flight at the end of 2022/23 and are seeking a place back at the top table of English football at the first time of asking.

The permutations of the playoff final are simple: the winner of the game, be it in normal time, extra time, or via penalties, will be playing Premier League football in 2024/25. The losing side will remain in the Championship for at least another year.

The Sporting News has the details on this massive fixture in the English football calendar.

MORE: Everything you need to know about how the Championship playoffs work

When is Leeds United vs. Southampton EFL Championship playoff final? 2024?

The 2024 Championship playoff final between Leeds United and Southampton takes place on Sunday, May 26.

The game is held at Wembley Stadium in London, UK, and kicks off at 3 p.m. BST (10 a.m. ET).

EFL Championship playoffs 2024: Schedule, results

The playoffs are seeded based on the teams’ league finishes this season. Leeds, who came third in the standings, faced Norwich, who finished in sixth place and were therefore considered the more favourable draw.

Fourth-place Southampton met fifth-place West Brom. Leeds and Southampton played the second legs of their semifinals at home, which is considered to be an advantage. It proved as such, as the results show.

Championship playoff semifinals 2024: First legs

Match Venue Date Time (ET) Result
Norwich City vs. Leeds United Carrow Road Sun., May 12 7 a.m. 0-0
West Brom vs. Southampton The Hawthorns Sun., May 12 9:15 a.m. 0-0

Championship playoff semifinals 2024: Second legs

Match Venue Date Time (ET) Result
Leeds United vs. Norwich City Elland Road Thurs., May 16 3 p.m. 4-0
Southampton vs. West Brom St. Mary’s Stadium Fri., May 17 3 p.m. 3-1

Championship playoff final 2024

Match Venue Date Time (ET)
Leeds United vs. Southampton Wembley Stadium Sun., May 26 10 a.m.

Who won the EFL Championship playoff final in 2023?

The winner of last season’s playoff final was Luton Town. They beat Coventry City 6-5 on penalties after a 1-1 draw at Wembley.

How to watch EFL Championship playoffs 2024

Here is how you can watch the playoff drama unfold in some of the world’s major territories.

Region TV Streaming
USA ESPN+
Canada

UK Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Football Sky GO, Now TV
Australia
India