Dyche delight at title

Clarets boss Sean Dyche shared his delight after winning the first title of his managerial tenure and the club's first in 24 years.
Sean Dyche and his team celebrate promotion at full timeSean Dyche and his team celebrate promotion at full time
Sean Dyche and his team celebrate promotion at full time

Burnley were promoted to the Premier League as champions after goals from Sam Vokes, George Boyd and Andre Gray sealed victory over Charlton Athletic at the Valley.

Among the protests and pandemonium from the home support, Dyche's side set a new post war record of 23 games unbeaten to seal first spot while keeping a 20th clean sheet of the season in the process.

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"It's fantastic for all these lads and the staff," he said. "We wanted to win it, I'm proud of all of them."

"To go 23 games unbeaten and win a championship, absolutely superb.

"To finish with such a good margin of victory in the way we did, 20 clean sheets in a season, champions, unbeaten since Boxing Day in 23 games, it’s fantastic.

"The club is built, now we want to move it forward. It's a massive challenge now, but we'll take it on."

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Dyche added: "The staff and the players deserve massive credit. The staff’s job is to keep the players focused, and keep them on the details and stimulate and motivate.

"Then it’s for the players to take that information and the work ethic we offer them and to add it and deliver performances. They’ve done that virtually at the time. We’ve not relied on anyone else, we’ve done it ourselves.

"It means a lot. We went up two years and we couldn’t quite catch Leicester, although we had a good try. The main job is to get promoted but once you’ve done that you want to win it.

"We made it clear at the beginning of the season that that was our intention."