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Hull City 0-1 Burnley

Danny Ings
Danny Ings scored his 10th goal of the season

Burnley were relegated from the Premier League after one season despite a narrow victory at Hull.

Danny Ings struck in the second half to score Burnley's first goal in over 10 hours, but results elsewhere meant they will return to the Championship.

Wins for Sunderland, Leicester and Aston Villa, and a point for Newcastle means Burnley cannot stay up.

Robbie Brady twice hit the bar for Hull but defeat means they are in the bottom three, two points adrift of safety.

Steve Bruce's side started the game in the relegation zone after Sunderland beat Everton 2-0 earlier on Saturday.

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Relegated Dyche 'proud' of Burnley

Burnley have won plaudits for their effort and commitment this season and looked to have given themselves a chance of survival when they beat last season's champions Manchester City on 14 March.

But a run of five defeats in six matches since then sealed their fate and victory over Hull came too late as the likes of Leicester and Aston Villa found better form.

The Clarets will return to the Championship after sticking with a team that has one of the lowest wage bills in the top flight.

And they may enter next season without their top scorer as Ings, who netted his 10th of the season, has been linked with a move to Liverpool in the summer, when his contract expires.

Hull will hope they can avoid following Sean Dyche's side but the Tigers have a trip to Tottenham and host Manchester United on the final day in an effort to save their season.

Burnley fans
Burnley fans saw their team go down despite moving off the bottom of the table

They came closest to a breakthrough in the first half when Brady slammed one of two free-kicks against the crossbar.

Burnley, who are the Premier League's lowest scorers, had only a saved Ashley Barnes header to point to for their efforts.

The game swung in the visitors' favour after the break and they were indebted to a slice of good fortune.

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Hull have mountain to climb - Bruce

Hull defender Michael Dawson was off the pitch receiving treatment for a bloody nose when Ben Mee crossed into the box. Hull's Ahmed Elmohamady headed clear but the ball struck Brady and Ings smashed in from 10 yards.

But the delight of their fans and players was short-lived as a sixth league win proved insufficient.

Hull manager Steve Bruce: "I'm not making any excuses but that rule which forced Michael Dawson off the pitch is totally and utterly ludicrous. It is ridiculous that your centre-half has to go off because of a bit of blood on his nose. It was hardly gushing out.

"It's nonsense. It might not have affected the result but it didn't help. You expect Michael Dawson to be standing there and heading the ball clear. It summed up the afternoon for us."

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Line-ups

Hull

  • 22Harper
  • 5Chester
  • 21Dawson
  • 15McShaneSubstituted forJelavicat 57'minutesBooked at 67mins
  • 27Elmohamady
  • 14LivermoreSubstituted forMeylerat 57'minutes
  • 8Huddlestone
  • 29Quinn
  • 11Brady
  • 28N'Doye
  • 24AlukoSubstituted forHernándezat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1McGregor
  • 2Rosenior
  • 4Bruce
  • 7Meyler
  • 9Hernández
  • 18Jelavic
  • 26Robertson

Burnley

  • 1Heaton
  • 2Trippier
  • 4Duff
  • 5Shackell
  • 6Mee
  • 21Boyd
  • 37Arfield
  • 14Jones
  • 15TaylorSubstituted forWardat 76'minutes
  • 10IngsBooked at 79minsSubstituted forKeaneat 88'minutes
  • 30Barnes

Substitutes

  • 9Vokes
  • 11Kightly
  • 19Jutkiewicz
  • 20Ulvestad
  • 22Gilks
  • 23Ward
  • 25Keane
Referee:
Martin Atkinson
Attendance:
24,877

Match Stats

Home TeamHullAway TeamBurnley
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home21
Away8
Shots on Target
Home3
Away2
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home16
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Hull City 0, Burnley 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hull City 0, Burnley 1.

Foul by Michael Dawson (Hull City).

Ashley Barnes (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. James Chester (Hull City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Tom Huddlestone with a cross following a set piece situation.

Robbie Brady (Hull City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by George Boyd (Burnley).

Foul by James Chester (Hull City).

Ashley Barnes (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Tom Huddlestone (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Stephen Quinn.

Robbie Brady (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ashley Barnes (Burnley).

Foul by James Chester (Hull City).

Ashley Barnes (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Tom Huddlestone (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Michael Keane replaces Danny Ings.

Foul by Nikica Jelavic (Hull City).

Jason Shackell (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Tom Heaton.

Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Michael Duff.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Ashley Barnes (Burnley) because of an injury.

Foul by Dame N'Doye (Hull City).

Ashley Barnes (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Danny Ings (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Ashley Barnes.

Booking

Danny Ings (Burnley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Danny Ings (Burnley).

Michael Dawson (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Stephen Ward replaces Matthew Taylor.

David Jones (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Tom Huddlestone (Hull City).

Attempt saved. Stephen Quinn (Hull City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Tom Huddlestone.

Robbie Brady (Hull City) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

Foul by Ashley Barnes (Burnley).

Stephen Quinn (Hull City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ashley Barnes (Burnley).

Steve Harper (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

George Boyd (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Stephen Quinn (Hull City).

Attempt missed. Nikica Jelavic (Hull City) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Ahmed Elmohamady with a cross.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chelsea35258269274283
2Man City35217771363570
3Arsenal34217666333370
4Man Utd36208861362568
5Liverpool351871049381161
6Tottenham36177125553258
7Southampton361761348301857
8Swansea35158124344-153
9Stoke36148144244-250
10West Ham361211134343047
11Everton361111144648-244
12Crystal Palace36119164350-742
13West Brom361011153447-1341
14Aston Villa36108183050-2038
15Leicester36107194154-1337
16Sunderland35715133050-2036
17Newcastle3699183761-2436
18Hull36810183349-1634
19Burnley36611192753-2629
20QPR3576223961-2227
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