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Hull City 0-1 Burnley

By Alistair MagowanBBC Sport
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.

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.

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

Formation 3-5-2

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

Substitutes

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

Burnley

Formation 4-4-2

  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hull City 0, Burnley 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Hull City 0, Burnley 1.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Michael Dawson (Hull City).

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    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.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by George Boyd (Burnley).

  8. Post update

    Foul by James Chester (Hull City).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Ashley Barnes (Burnley).

  13. Post update

    Foul by James Chester (Hull City).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

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

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Burnley. Michael Keane replaces Danny Ings.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Nikica Jelavic (Hull City).

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Tom Heaton.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Hull City. Conceded by Michael Duff.

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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