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12 May 2018

Safety First: How all 12 promoted sides in English football avoided the drop this season

(Photo Credit: Reuters/Paul Childs)

History was made this season. For the first time, all sides in the top five English divisions who gained promotion in 2016/17, subsequently avoided relegation in the following season.

With playoffs underway and the Premier League ending for this season, let's dissect just how the survival of these seemingly 'doomed' sides materialised.