Burnley handed the 100-point mark on the ultimate day of their title-winning season due to a snug 3-0 victory by Vincent Kompany’s aspect over Cardiff.
The win featured objectives from Josh Brownhill, Scott Twine and Ashley Barnes, with the 33-year-old striker making his final look for the membership after almost a decade at Turf Moor.
The day marked the tip of a vastly profitable marketing campaign for Burnley, relegated from the Premier League 12 months in the past, who will return with 101 factors, probably the most within the division since Leicester received the Championship with yet one more and 2014.
The trophy presentation adopted the ultimate whistle as new minority proprietor JJ Watt, the previous American soccer star, was among the many celebrating native followers.
It additionally capped off a productive interval for the Burnley property who on Friday signed Kompany to a brand new five-year deal.
Chelsea are only one membership to have been closely linked with a transfer for Kompany, following the previous Manchester Metropolis captain’s achievements in reviving Burnley.
They’ve misplaced simply one in every of their final 26 league video games as they storm the promotion with seven video games remaining.
Kompany and his gamers loved a deserved lap of honor after their ultimate sport of a season during which they misplaced simply thrice and received 16 of their 23 league matches at Turf Moor.
The general victory was by no means doubtful from the second Brownhill tapped the ball over the road to place the hosts forward in weird vogue after 27 minutes.
Defender Andy Rinomhota saved the ball in play as he tried to dispossess Anass Zaroury by pushing it into his space together with his arms.
This allowed Zaroury to cross the ball for Brownhill to attain from shut vary, regardless of protests from Cardiff.
The guests, who began the day 5 factors above the relegation zone, have been additionally chargeable for Burnley’s second aim which put the outcome past their attain 4 minutes later.
Brownhill’s cross was met by defender Mahlon Romeo who positioned the ball in Barnes’ path and he buried a terrific first time.
It marked a preferred and becoming finish to Barnes’ profession at Burnley as he leaves them for the Premier League, the place he himself spent seven of his 10 seasons with the membership.
Within the second half it shortly turned merely a matter of what number of frantic Clarets would rating, with Twine squandering an early probability as he ran clear and shot nicely excessive.
He made no such mistake after 58 minutes, nevertheless, when he landed a wonderfully struck right-footed free-kick from the sting of the field into the Cardiff web.
And Kompany’s determination to take Barnes off after 75 minutes earned him an enthusiastic dispatch from the house followers.