Burnley relegated from EPL after just one season because of loss at Tottenham

AP , Saturday 11 May 2024

Burnley was relegated from the English Premier League after Micky van de Ven’s 82nd-minute goal earned Tottenham a 2-1 comeback victory on Saturday.

Tottenham Hotspur s Swedish midfielder #21 Dejan Kulusevski (L) fights for the ball with Burnley s French defender #20 Lorenz Assignon during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Burnley at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, on May 11, 2024. AFP


Vincent Kompany’s Burnley had to claim all three points to keep alive its faint hopes of avoiding an immediate return to the Championship.

Jacob Bruun Larsen’s 25th-minute opener gave the visitors hope in north London, but Pedro Porro equalized seven minutes later with a powerful strike.

While Burnley was anticipated to finish strongly in pursuit of taking its Premier League survival bid to the final day, the opposite occurred.

After Spurs manager Ange Postecoglou watched his side squander a number of chances, a tactical switch-up — with Van de Ven moved out to left back — paid off when the Netherlands defender curled home a fine finish with eight minutes left.

It ensured Burnley went back to the second tier but also kept Tottenham in the hunt for Champions League qualification by trimming the gap to fourth-placed Aston Villa to four points. Both teams have two games remaining.

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