Plenty thought those hopes had already been ended with the mid-week loss to Ipswich Town.
Leeds have now dropped to 17th and are 13 points off the play-offs with 19 games to go.
Crucially, there are also ten teams in between themselves and sixth-placed Sheffield Wednesday.
It’s no wonder Leeds are now 50-1 for a top six finish with Ladbrokes.
United are now a shorter price to be relegated - 40-1 with Betfair - with the Whites eight points clear of third-bottom and fourth-bottom Bristol City and Rotherham United respectively.
It’s not quite a six pointer but Bristol City are Saturday’s visitors to Elland Road and it’s fair to say the Whites could do with winning that.