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Coronavirus: Championship sides 'threaten legal challenge if season is scrapped'

Coronavirus: Championship sides 'threaten legal challenge'
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The top six sides in the Championship reportedly hold a meeting to discuss possible legal action against the Premier League if the 2019-20 season is declared void.

A number of Championship sides are threatening to launch a legal challenge against the Premier League if the current season is scrapped, according to reports.

It has been suggested that the second tier's top-six hope to protect their three promotion spots by threatening the Premier League with a legal challenge if the 2019-20 season is declared void.

According to The Times, the current top six held a secret meeting on Monday to discuss their viewpoints.

Football has been suspended until April 3 at the earliest due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Some have suggested that if the season was declared void then Leeds United and West Bromwich Albion, who currently occupy the automatic promotion spots, should go up.

However, the two promotion leaders are only seven and six points ahead of Fulham in third, while there are still 27 points to play for this season.

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1Leeds UnitedLeeds37218856302671
2West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom371913564372770
3Fulham371810952381464
4Brentford371791164333160
5Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest371612948381060
6Preston North EndPreston37168135045556
7Bristol City371510125153-255
8Millwall37131594440454
9Cardiff CityCardiff37131595250254
10Blackburn RoversBlackburn371411125245753
11Swansea CitySwansea371314104645153
12Derby CountyDerby371312124949051
13Queens Park RangersQPR37148155862-450
14Reading37139154642448
15Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds37139154649-348
16Birmingham CityBirmingham371211144857-947
17Stoke CityStoke37126194955-642
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield37119174558-1342
19Middlesbrough37914143747-1041
20Wigan AthleticWigan371011163850-1241
21Hull City37118184963-1441
22Charlton AthleticCharlton37109184454-1039
23Luton TownLuton37105224371-2835
24Barnsley37810194262-2034

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