BURNLEY ON THE VERGE OF PREMIER LEAGUE PROMOTION

BURNLEY ON THE VERGE OF PREMIER LEAGUE PROMOTION

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15/03/2014 Sky Bet Championship Burnley v Leeds Utd

 -BURNLEY ON THE VERGE OF PREMIER LEAGUE PROMOTION

-Unbeaten run now extended to 21 games

-Two more wins will guarantee promotion to the premier league

BURNLEY ON THE VERGE OF PREMIER LEAGUE PROMOTION

High flying Burnley have moved back to the top of the Championship after earning a hard foight win away at Preston North end. The win has left them needing just two wins from their remaining games to secure promotion to the premier league for the 2016/17 football season. Burnley who were relegated from the premier league last season after collecting the least total points from 38 games. They have since spent a greater part of the present season at the top of the championship table.

Joey Barton’s deflected free-kick wrong-footed North End keeper Chris Kirkland to give Burnley an early lead, a goal that would prove vital for them at the end. in a game which either side could have goon to claim, Andre Gray and George Boyd almost added a second goal after the break but both hit the woodwork in quick succession.

Jermaine Beckford nodded what turned out to be Preston’s best chance of the entire game over as the Clarets, backed by 5,630 fans, made it 21 games unbeaten.

Burnley players celebrate a goal
Burnley players celebrate a goal

Have not lost a game in the Championship since a 3-0 defeat at Hull on Boxing Day. However, the fine form of Middlesbrough and Brighton has kept the charge for the title a heated challenge and also ensured the battle for promotion will go to the wire.

However, with second-placed Boro playing third-placed Brighton at the Riverside on the final day, Sean Dyche’s side will go up with two more wins.

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The Clarets, relegated from the Premier League last season, host Queens Park Rangers on 2 May, followed by a trip to Charlton five days later.

And the signs they will make an immediate return to the top flight look good as they head into the matches on the back of their longest unbeaten run since November 1972.

BURNLEY ON THE VERGE OF PREMIER LEAGUE PROMOTION