Safety First: How all 12 promoted sides in English football avoided the drop this season
From Huddersfield to Forest Green Rovers, not a single side promoted in the 2016/17 season was relegated this season.
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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.