Burnley earn promotion back to the Premier League

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Burnley promoted to the Premier League

Burnley promoted to the Premier League

Burnley achieved promotion back to the Premier League with a 1-0 Championship victory over QPR at Turf Moor on Monday.

Sean Dyche's team are the first side to achieve automatic promotion this season, bouncing straight back into the top flight having been relegated last term, courtesy of Sam Vokes' second-half header.

Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton was the busier of the two goalkeepers during the first half, but the hosts stepped up their efforts following the interval.

Scott Arfield and Andre Gray went close soon after the restart, but Vokes made the breakthrough when he nodded home from David Jones' free-kick in the 61st minute.

Alejandro Faurlin rattled the upright from 20 yards but QPR were unable to spoil the party for Burnley, with the home faithful invading the pitch following the final whistle.