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George Bennett

Damning statistic Leeds United must fix if they are to avoid relegation

Patrick Bamford's 21st minute opener seemed an eternity ago when the final whistle blew at Elland Road on Sunday. Not only had Leeds yet again blown a lead, but a complete collapse in the second half saw them leak four goals in the second half alone.

Their 5-1 defeat against Crystal Palace left them in a precarious 16th place, and sitting just two points clear of danger with eight games remaining.

Sunday's defeat aside, Javi Gracia has generated optimism since his arrival with three victories from his seven league games at the helm, but Leeds' inability to hold onto a lead has proved costly this season.

Read more: Javi Gracia makes Luke Ayling comment after Leeds United horror show against Crystal Palace

According to a report from Football365. Only Leicester City (22 points) and Nottingham Forest (20 points) have dropped more points than Leeds (18) from winning positions in the Premier League this season.

Leeds have led on 14 occasions in the league - winning seven, drawing three, and suffering four defeats. Furthermore, only Leicester (six) have lost more games from winning positions than Leeds (four).

Full list of Premier League points dropped from winning positions:

20. Leicester City - 22 points

19. Nottingham Forest - 20 points

18. Leeds - 18 points

17. Bournemouth - 17 points

16. Everton - 15 points

15. Wolves - 15 points

14. Brentford - 13 points

13. Crystal Palace - 12 points

12. Chelsea - 12 points

11. Tottenham - 12 points

10. Southampton - 11 points

9. West Ham - 11 points

8. Brighton - 11 points

7. Fulham - 11 points

6. Man City - 11 points

5. Aston Villa - 10 points

4. Newcastle - 7 points

3. Arsenal - 6 points

2. Liverpool - 5 points

1. Man United - 5 points


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