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Burnley were knocked out of the Premier League on the final day of the season -By ASC


Burnley lost 2-1 against Newcastle on the final day of the Premier League.© AFP

Burnley were knocked out of the Premier League on Sunday, the last day of the 2021/22 season. The Clarets had to improve on Leeds ’relegation team’s decision to extend their six -season spell in English football’s major leagues. But Burnley lost 2-1 at home to Newcastle while Leeds won 2-1 away to Brentford. “It’s raw, we have a bunch of frustrated players,” Burnley interim manager Mike Jackson told the BBC. “I don’t think there’s another word to be said about that. The effort they’ve put in since we came in has been brilliant.

“Today we were on the wrong side in the pursuit of the game. We had some very good chances but couldn’t take it.”

He added: “There’s a lot of emotion in it. I’m disappointed with everyone involved but proud as well as I can’t ask for anything more from them.”

Burnley started outside the relegation zone, although they were just above Leeds by goal difference.

But they fell behind at Turf Moor to a Callum Wilson penalty in the 20th minute following a futile Nathan Collins handball.

Wilson then doubled Newcastle’s lead on the hour when he headed in from an Allan Saint-Maximin cross.

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Burnley, who sacked old manager Sean Dyche with eight games remaining, scored when Maxwel Cornet fired home a volley after his first attempt was parried by Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka.

But that was as good as it got for the Clarets, with Leeds winning away to west London club Brentford thanks to a Raphina penalty in the second half and a goal in injury time from Jack Harrison.

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