Burnley back in English Premier LeagueMay 26th, 2009 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 26 (Xinhua) Burnley returned to the English Premier League after defeating Sheffield United 1-0 in the promotion playoff final at the Wembley.
Wade Elliott curled in the winning goal Monday after 13 minutes and the Lancashire club, who were relegated from the old first division in 1976, were the better side throughout.
Burnley join Wolverhampton Wanderers and Birmingham City in the Premier League after the two Midlands clubs took the two automatic promotion spots.
They replace West Bromwich Albion, Middlesbrough and Newcastle United who were all relegated.
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