Apr 21, 2014 at 3pm UK at ​Turf Moor
WiganWigan Athletic
Barnes (22'), Kightly (42')
Barnes (35'), Mee (79')
FT(HT: 2-0)

Antoine Fortune (40'), Perch (45'), Boyce (60'), Collison (66')

Sean Dyche: 'We've set marker in history with promotion'

Burnley captain Michael Duff and manager Sean Dyche celebrate promotion to the Premier League on April 21, 2014
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Burnley manager Sean Dyche claims that his side have set a "marker in history" with the manner in which they have been promoted to the Premier League this season.

Burnley manager Sean Dyche has claimed that the manner of his side's promotion from the Championship this season has set a "marker in history".

The Clarets booked their place back in the top flight courtesy of a 2-0 victory over Wigan Athletic this afternoon, a result that put them eight points clear of third-placed Derby County with just two games to play.

Dyche was quick to praise his side's achievement and believes that it is an extra special one given their small squad and low budget compared to other teams in the league.

"It feels marvellous and feels like the destination at the end of a long journey: an impressive journey from a group of people who are totally motivated and committed to stand the test of what a season is. I was promoted four times as a player and I know what it feels likes and what it takes as a player but doing it as a manager is an incredible feeling," Dyche is quoted as saying by PA.

"To guide a group of people, when I am still learning and developing, is a major achievement for me, the staff, the players and the club. When I came here, I made it clear that managers can only guide players to what they think is appropriate. Despite what people think, I don't scream and shout at them all the time. I talk to them about what I think is important for them as individuals and the team.

"If they realign then fantastic; if they don't we talk some more and if they don't then, they disappear out the building. I think what we have done is historic. The challenges of the Championship are getting harder and harder because clubs that get relegated are getting richer. So to do it automatically is the thing that is getting harder. To do it automatically, having amassed the points we have, with a low budget, and using 22 players is incredible. I don't think those markers will be hit again. I think it is a marker in history."

Burnley, who spent one season in the Premier League in 2009-10, end their campaign with matches against playoff hopefuls Ipswich Town and Reading.

Burnley manager Sean Dyche celebrates with Danny Ings following the Sky Bet Championship match between Burnley and Wigan Athletic at Turf Moor on April 21, 2014
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