A year can be a long time in football, and that is certainly the case with Leeds United.

The Whites closed out their 2016/17 campaign today with a 1-1 draw at already relegated Wigan Athletic.

Chris Wood scored his 27th league goal of the season to earn them a point, and to claim the golden boot for himself.

Many Leeds United fans may have been disappointed to not finish in the Play-Offs, but the team have made excellent progress under Garry Monk.

You can see how Leeds United fans feel about the first season under Monk here.

But just how far have Leeds come this season? We take a look at their position after 46 games, compared to their position 12 months ago, after 46 games in the 2015/16 season:

As already mentioned, Leeds United finished this season in seventh place in the Sky Bet Championship table, on 75 point, just five adrift of the Play-Offs.

In the 2015/16 season, The Whites finished in 13th, on 59 points, which is 16 worse off than this season.

They were 15 points outside the Play-Offs, and 19 clear of the relegation zone.

This season, they were 24 points clear of the drop zone.

Under Garry Monk, they’ve won 22 games. This is eight more than last season, when they only took all three points 14 times.

However, they have lost the same amount of games as last season, as they suffered 15 losses in both campaigns.

That means that the eight extra wins this season have replaced eight draws last season, meaning that this year they’ve drawn just nine games, compared to 17 last time round.

When it comes to goals, they’ve improved a lot at both ends. Their goal difference this season was +14, whilst in 2015/16 it was -8, as they scored 50 goals, and conceded 58.

This year, they’ve scored an impressive 61 goals, conceding just 47.

It’s clear to see the improvement that Leeds United have made under Garry Monk, and that is why Whites supporters are so desperate for him to stay.

 


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