Burnley go up to the Premier!

Vincent Kompany’s Burnley needed two results to sing the alirón with seven days to go before the conclusion of the 2022/2023 Championship. The first, the non-victory of Luton Town, third classified in the Championship and the team that marks the positions of the play off of ascent. The second, his win against Michael Carrick’s Middlesbroughformer Manchester United player.

In the first duel corresponding to matchday 40 of the English second division, the hatters they were unable to get past a draw (0-0) against Millwall. Then it was the turn of Vincent Kompany’s pupils, and they did not fail. Burnley beat their arch-rivals 2-1 in the Manchester Derbies on the pitch… and the Clarets they secured their presence in the 2023/2024 Premier League!

Leaders of the Championship with 87 points, 11 more than their immediate rival, Sheffield United, Vincent Kompany’s team only needed 39 games to return to the top flight of English football. The 19-point advantage over Luton Town (3rd) ensures them, at the beginning of April, one of the two direct promotion places. Only a year have had to wait the fans Clarets to see his team again among the best in Englandafter the descent consummated last year as 18th ranked in the Premier League.

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The Belgian coach, a pupil of Pep Guardiola, has made history in the Championship. In his first season on the local Turf Moor bench, Vincent Kompany has not only led Burnley back to the Premier League having lost only two games out of 39, but chains a streak of 19 games without knowing defeat in the domestic competition. The last, on November 5, 2022, when they lost 5-2 to Sheffield United.

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And it is that the historic ex-player of Manchester City has needed less than a year to write his name in gold letters in the history of Burnley. A year in which he has changed, and a lot, the situation of the Clarets. On Good Friday 2022, with the team sunk in the Premier League standings, Burnley announced the dismissal of Sean Dyche after nearly nine seasons and more than 400 games. The team was relegated and, after the internship of Mike Jackson, the board of directors Clarets entrusted the mission of promotion to the Belgian. A mission that Vincent Kompany has completed precisely on Good Friday 2023.

The Clarets they still have in their hands reaching the record 28 victories for Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds United, as well as surpassing the 106 points that Reading achieved in promotion in the 2005/2006 campaign. For it, Burnley must win the remaining seven games of the season and add a total of 108 points. Even so, whatever happens, Vincent Kompany will meet again with his teacher next season, this time in the Premier League.

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