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EFL confirm promotion and relegation decision that will impact West Ham, Aston Villa and Leeds

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The EFL have confirmed promotion and relegation decision for the 2019/20 season. The board members held a meeting on Wednesday to discuss potential ways of ending the season.

But the EFL have released a statement maintaining that finishing the season remains their top priority, although conditions have been put in place if the leagues are not able to finish.

They have announced that promotion and relegation will stand in all divisions even if the clubs vote to curtail the 2019/20 season. It will impact on West Ham and Aston Villa, who are battling at the bottom of the Premier League and Leeds United at the top of the Championship.

All tables will be completed on a pointer-per-game ratio if the season cannot be completed. That would see Leeds United and West Brom promoted to Premier League.

Meanwhile, the Play-offs will still be used to decide the third promoted team.

A statement from the EFL on Thursday said: “Resuming the 2019/20 season with the existing format remains the most appropriate course of action from a sporting integrity perspective, but the Board accepts there are circumstances that may lead to curtailment (as has been demonstrated with League Two) or a situation subsequently transpires whereby the season is unable to conclude.” The various proposals and counter-proposals received from Clubs have been reviewed and, as a result, the Board has finalised the draft framework that would be adopted into EFL Regulations, in the event that a division is to make the decision to curtail its season as League Two indicated last Friday. Clubs are now required to give the matter further consideration before the Board formally proposes the appropriate Regulation changes, which will then be voted on by all clubs.”

Source: Football.London

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