The number of points needed to reach the play-offs since 2001 - will Sheffield United make the cut?

Sheffield United are looking to reach the play-offs for the first time since 2009 and can go top with a win over Aston Villa tonight.

Friday, 8th February 2019, 13:32 pm
Updated Friday, 8th February 2019, 13:42 pm
Could Sheffield United reach the play-offs

But what has it taken to reach the play-ffs since the turn of the century?

2001/02 - 75 points. Manchester City, West Bromwich Albion and Birmingham City promoted.
2002/03 season - 74 points. Portsmouth, Leicester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers promoted.
2005/06 season - 75 points. Reading, Sheffield United and Watford promoted.

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2004/05 season - 73 points. Sunderland, Wigan Athletic and West Ham United promoted.
2003/04 season - 73 points. Norwich City, West Bromwich Albion and Crystal Palace promoted.
2006/07 - 75 points. Sunderland, Birmingham City and Derby County promoted.
2007/08 season - 70 points. West Bromwich Albion, Stoke City and Hull City promoted.
2008/09 season - 74 points. Wolverhampton Wanderers, Birmingham City and Burnley promoted.
2009/10 season - 70 points. Newcastle United, West Bromwich Albion and Blackpool promoted.
2010/11 season - 75 points. Queens Park Rangers, Norwich City and Swansea City promoted.
2011/12 season - 75 points. Reading, Southampton and West Ham United promoted.
2012/13 season - 68 points. Cardiff City, Hull City and Crystal Palace promoted.
2013/14 - 72 points. Leicester City, Burnley and Queens Park Rangers promoted.
2014/15 season - 78 points. Bournemouth, Watford and Norwich City promoted.
2015/16 season - 74 points. Burnley, Middlesbrough and Hull City promoted.
2016/17 season - 80 points. Newcastle United, Brighton & Hove Albion and Huddersfiled Town promoted.
2017/18 - 75 points. Wolverhampton Wanderers, Cardiff City and Fulham promoted.