Tottenham 2-1 Burnley: Clarets relegated to EFL Championship after failing to win in N17

A 2-1 loss at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday confirms Burnley’s relegation to the EFL Championship after a disappointing campaign in the top flight.

Vincent Kompany’s side needed nothing less than a win against the Lilywhites to stand a chance of maintaining their Premier League status, but despite Jacob Bruun Larsen finding the opener, the visitors crumbled and succumbed to relegation when the final whistle blew.

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As it happened

Despite a promising campaign in the second tier last season, Burnley have failed to translate that into success in the Premier League – and found themselves faced with a tough task, needing victory in their penultimate game against Tottenham Hotspur to prolong their stay by another season.

Despite the odds, Jacob Bruun Larsen cued euphoria in the away end after 25 minutes when he slotted home the opener following beautiful work from Sander Berge in the midfield.

But that joy would be dashed just seven minutes later, with Pedro Porro’s equaliser putting the Clarets on course for a rough afternoon in North London.

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Micky van de Ven’s second-half strike only served to confirm their fate, as he slotted into the bottom corner with aplomb to also strengthen Tottenham’s bid for UEFA Champions League football next term.

Vincent Kompany’s side will host Nottingham Forest – themselves still mathematically in the relegation battle – next weekend.

The lineups

TOT: Vicario; Skipp, van de Ven, Romero, Porro; Maddison, Bissouma, Sarr; Kulusevski, Son, Johnson

BUR: Muric; Taylor, Esteve, O’Shea, Assignon; Vitinho, Berge, Cullen, Bruun Larsen; Foster, Odobert


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