Manuel Benson's impressive long distant shot secures Burnley the EFL Championship title (2022/23).
Burnley will now officially return to the Premier League next season, but as the champions, after beating Sheffield United in the race for the title. The fact The Clarets managed to achieve this at Ewood Park in front of their fiercest rivals, Blackburn Rovers, makes it all the more sweeter. Especially if you're a Burnley fan.
Manuel Benson scored in the 66th minute which proceeded a lot of pressure from Rovers, however Burnley's watertight defence wouldn't allow their rivals to get into the box or even have a shot off. The game ran up to stoppage time where we seen two separate pitch invasions and even a bust up between the Burnley and Rovers' players after conceding a corner in the 90th. Once the ball came in from the corner, the ball fell to the back post. There was a controversial shot which quite possibly would of reached the back of the net if it weren't for deflecting the arm of Burnley striker Ashley Barnes. All appeals from the the blue & whites, both fans and players, were ultimately ignored by official Tim Robinson before blowing for the final whistle. This now comes as Burnley's 4th second-tier trophy as they return to the Premiership with what we imagine a ton confidence, following an outrageously impressive Championship season. Blackburn Rovers will now need to scrap it out in their remaining fixtures to secure a playoff spot following tonight's loss to the Clarets. How do we think Burnley will do in their return to the Premier League next season, with new faces and investment?