Burnley FC will be given a victory parade today around Burnley.
Unfortunately I will be elsewhere but I noticed that the Mechanics Institute has put up the same banner as last time the team got promoted.
In the final game of their Championship season Burnley finished as champions by beating Charlton Athletic 3-0.
Sam Vokes gave Burnley the lead at Charlton in the 20th minute with his 16th goal of the season. George Boyd scored early in the second half followed by Andre Gray, his 25th of the season (23 for Burnley).
Burnley increased their unbeaten run to 23 games, against every other team, a post-war record – and kept their 20th clean sheet of the season. In fact the stats mirror their last promotion; 26 wins, 15 draws and 5 losses with 93 points.
Dean Marney made his 200th appearance for the clarets, and Michael Duff went on as a late substitute and wore the captain’s armband, probably his last appearance for the clarets.
What a class act Joey Barton turned out to be taking stick in every game , and how vital were Michael Keane‘s late equalisers against our two main rivals Brighton and Middlesbrough?
So after getting promotion via the playoffs, then as runners-up to Leicester, Burnley now go up as worthy champions , the first time since 1973.
And here’s the 2014 post about when they were last promoted