Are Sheffield United Premier League bound? Here's every promoted Championship club's points total after 34 games

Sheffield United occupy an automatic spot with 12 games to go - but are the Blades really Premier League bound?

Friday, 1st March 2019, 11:12 am
Updated Friday, 1st March 2019, 11:17 am
Are Sheffield United Premier League bound? Here's every promoted Championship club's point total after 34 games

To assess the Blades' chances, we looked at the Championship clubs who have secured automatic promotion to the Premier League since 2005 and discover how many they had after 34 games...

Champions Sunderland sat in 3rd after 34 games before overtaking Wigan Athletic, who were leading the Championship pack at the time
The Blades with seven points better off last time they were promoted to the Premier League but Reading were the runaway winners - finishing with a total of 106 points.

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The Black Cats were six points worse off in their previous title winning season, however still found a way to claw back the gap on Birmingham to win the league.
West Brom sat in fourth, two places behind the Potters in the end piping them to the Championship title by two points.
Wolves and Birmingham occupied the top two places and it stayed that way at the end of the season as seven points separated the pair.
The Magpies lost just once in 2009, surpassing the 100-point barrier to win the Championship by a landslide.
QPR's lead at the top was never truly threatened while Norwich won the close battle for the second automatic spot by four points.
Reading spent most of the season chasing the Saints - snatching the title on the second last day of the campaign.
It was a battle between Hull and Watford for second place while the Bluebirds claimed the Championship title with a nine-point advantage.
Leicester maintained a healthy advantage at the top of the table throughout and broke the 100 points barrier while Burnley remained in second place.
Neither Bournemouth or Watford occupied a top two spot after match day 34, yet the Cherries collected an eye-catching 30 points in their final 12 games while Watford earned 27 points.
Middlesbrough and Burnley were cemented in the top two at the 34-game stage and it was the Clarets who lifted the Championship on the last day.
While Huddersfield tried their best to keep tabs on the top two, Newcastle and Brighton remained with the Magpies piping the Seagulls to the title on the final day of the season.
The pair occupied a two place at this stage, where it made for identical viewing when the season concluded in May.