Joy for Vincent Kompany! Burnley crowned Championship title winners following derby-day victory over Blackburn
- Burnley confirmed as champions
- Sealed it in style by beating rivals
- Kompany being targeted by Spurs
WHAT HAPPENED? The Clarets clinched an immediate return to the Premier League earlier this month by beating Middlesbrough, and they have now also sealed the top spot in the division.
Burnley entered the game nine points clear of second-placed Sheffield United, but as the Blades still have four games left, it was necessary for Kompany's men to win at Ewood Park to secure the trophy on Tuesday.
WE'VE DONE IT! 🏆🤩#ROVBUR pic.twitter.com/15xU5T6X1t— Burnley FC 🏆 (@BurnleyOfficial) April 25, 2023
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THE BIGGER PICTURE: For a long time, it seemed that the breakthrough would not come. However, in the 66th minute Manuel Benson produced a moment of magic, cutting inside and curling an unstoppable effort into the top corner of the net.
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WHAT NEXT? Burnley will have already been preparing for life in the top flight and they will be hoping that Kompany is along for the ride. The Belgian, who has been heavily praised for his work at Turf Moor this season, is said to be one of Tottenham's top targets for their vacant managerial position.