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Football: Burnley promoted to the Premier League

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Burnley secured promotion to the Premier League with a 2-0 win over Wigan on Monday.

Sean Dyche's team kicked off at Turf Moor knowing a victory would guarantee their lucrative place among English football's elite next season, and they finished the job in emphatic fashion.

Ashley Barnes put the Clarets ahead in the 22nd minute and Michael Kightly's 42nd minute goal allowed Burnley's supporters to begin celebrating their return to the top-flight after a four-year absence.

Second-placed Burnley, eight points clear of third-placed Derby with just two games remaining, join already-promoted leaders Leicester in securing a top-two finish in the Championship.

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