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Vincent Kompany’s side seal promotion to the Premier League

Burnley have secured their place in the Premier League next season after beating Middlesbrough 2-1 on Friday.

The Clarets, managed by former Man City captain Vincent Kompany, moved 19 points clear of third-placed Luton and, in doing so, ensured automatic promotion.

All eyes were on Kompany’s side after Luton, who are fourth in the league table, were unable to win at Millwall and were mathematically ruled out of a top two finish.

It meant that Burnley had to seal a win over Michael Carrick’s Middlesbrough side to book their ticket back to the English top-flight, which they did with Ashley Barnes and Connor Roberts on target in a 2-1 win.

Kompany’s side have been frontrunners for the majority of the season and were expected to be one of the teams to finish in the top two at the end of the year.

They’ve suffered just two defeats throughout the Championship season and have been well worthy of their place at the summit of the table.

They’ve also scored the most goals (76) and conceded the fewest (30) goals out of any team in the Championship this year, which pays testament to their dominance.

Twenty-three-year-old forward Nathan Tella, who is currently on loan from Southampton, has had a big role to play in their promotion after notching 17 goals and three assists.

Prevail Inegbenose

Prevail Inegbenose is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Spark Media & Entertainment Ventures, the Publisher of Spark News Daily - Nigeria's most sought-after online newspaper in Government, Politics, Sport, Entertainment and Religion. Prevail Inegbenose studied Mass Communication from the prestigious Auchi Polytechnic Auchi and graduated in 2007. He is an experienced journalist with 16 years of active and practical journalism. Prevail Inegbenose is the Lead Pastor, House of God Int'l - Rest Tabernacle, Abuja - Nigeria. Tel: 08039564796.

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