LEEDS are officially the dirtiest team in Premier League history after becoming the first club to clock up 100 cards in a single season.

The relegation-threatened side have endured a tumultuous season which saw them sack fan favourite Marcelo Bielsa in February.

Replacement Jesse Marsch looked like he’d steadied the ship by going unbeaten in five games.

But Leeds have been hammered in their last three matches by Manchester City, Arsenal and Chelsea.

And they are now in 18th place with just two games remaining.

However, whatever their top flight status is next season, Leeds have already made history in the 2021/22 campaign.

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That’s because they are the first-ever side in the Premier League era to receive 100 cards from match officials.

97 of those have been yellow cards, which is in itself an all-time record.

That’s 18 more than second-place Newcastle have managed this term.

And it’s three more than Sunderland’s total in the 2014/15 season, the previous record.

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Leeds have also picked up three red cards, with two coming in their last two games.

Only Everton have had more sending-offs this term with four.

But it remains some way off Blackburn Rovers’ EIGHT reds in 1998/99.

However, Leeds’ total card tally has now seen them reach the three-figure mark.

And that is a new record for a club in a single Premier League season, surpassing Derby County’s overall figure of 97 cards in 1999/2000.

Meanwhile, Sunderland (2014/15) and Everton (1998/99) aren’t far behind on 96 cards.

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Just two seasons ago, Arsenal racked up a grand total of 91 cards.

But there is still time for Leeds to extend their record further, with crunch games against Brighton and Brentford on the horizon.


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