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

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

Result: Burnley secure Premier League promotion

First-half goals from Ashley Barnes and Michael Kightly secure Burnley's promotion back to the Premier League.

Burnley have secured their return to the Premier League courtesy of a 2-0 home victory over Wigan Athletic this afternoon.

The Clarets have been out of the top flight since 2010, but first-half goals from Ashley Barnes and Michael Kightly ensured that the likes of Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea will all be visiting Turf Moor next term.

After a slow start to the contest, the hosts took the lead in the 22nd minute. Dean Marney was the creator, crossing for Barnes to convert with an instant finish.

Michael Kightly of Burnley celebrates scoring their second goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Burnley and Wigan Athletic at Turf Moor on April 21, 2014© Getty Images

Up the other end, Marc-Antoine Fortune hit the crossbar with a header and Burnley went on to make the most of their good fortune three minutes before the break.

From the left flank, Kightly's powerful cross evaded everybody as the ball crept inside Ali Al Habsi's far post.

Sean Dyche's side continued to dominate proceedings after the restart and almost added a third goal in the 61st minute, but Danny Ings's low shot cannoned to safety off the post.

As the match drew to a close, Emmerson Boyce went close to reducing the arrears, but he headed wide and with it went Wigan's last meaningful effort.

Burnley manager Sean Dyche smiles during his team's match against QPR on October 26, 2013
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