By Alan Duffy
The axe finally fell on Burnley’s stay in the Premier League on Saturday, with the Clarets heading back to the Championship despite a 1-0 win away to Hull.
Ironically, that victory saw both the team and scorer Danny Ings end mammoth goal droughts which were key to their downfall.
Applauded for their hard-work, the Clarets were, however, a fine example of how hard-graft on its own is just not enough in the top-tier. Manager Sean Dyche, without the funds needed to compete at the highest level, had to squeeze every last drop out of his small squad and he should be commended for that. But ultimately, his side just weren’t good enough.
Interestingly, while the win still saw Burnley go down, it also pushed Steve Bruce’s Hull closer to the trap-door, with the Tigers now in 18th spot, two points away from safety with just two games to play.
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