Why Sean Dyche’s Burnley fell short in their survival bid

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Burnley are the first side relegated from the Premier League despite valiantly defeating Hull City at the KC Stadium.

It was a valiant effort from Burnley, but in the end they succumbed to relegation just a year after they were celebrating a superb promotion to the Premier League.

The Clarets defeated Hull City 1-0 at the KC Stadium thanks to a Danny Ings goal, to drop the Tigers into the relegation zone themselves, but the win proved futile.

It is a sad end to a fantastic season for Sean Dyche’s men, who have won over many neutrals with their hard working style and ability to surprise the big sides.

Burnley are the only club to take points at both Chelsea and Manchester City this season and were able to draw with Manchester United earlier in the campaign.

Despite working on a shoe-string budget compared to the rest, Burnley have managed to stay close to the safety line for the majority of the campaign but just fell short due to a simple lack of quality.

Although star man Ings is likely to move on this summer, he has had little support purely down to the fact they have had to focus most of their efforts on defending as a unit and working hard for each other.

As a result, they have scored the fewest goals in the division with 27, which is just not enough to stay in the Premier League.

Although their hard working style and honesty has to be applauded, the Premier League was a level too high for the Clarets, who were unable to compete with the giants of English football.

All the effort they have put in means they will be fondly remembered by many. They have been a valiant opponent in almost every game they have featured in. For that, they should be applauded.

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