Blackburn Rovers 0-1 Burnley: Clarets seal Championship title with east Lancashire derby win

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Anass Zaroury celebrates Manuel Benson's goal, which clinched the league title for Burnley
Anass Zaroury celebrates Manuel Benson’s goal, which clinched the league title for Burnley

Promoted Burnley finally clinched the Championship title with a win over rivals Blackburn Rovers in the east Lancashire derby at Ewood Park.

Manuel Benson’s superb second-half strike broke the deadlock for the Clarets in a feisty match that had a high tempo but saw both sides limited in clear-cut chances in front of goal.

Blackburn created more opportunities, with five shots on target to one from Burnley, as Dom Hyam saw a strike from distance saved and Sammie Szmodics almost flicked the ball inside the near post in stoppage time.

The defeat hits Rovers’ chances of reaching the play-offs and leaves them in eighth place, without a win in their past seven league games and outside the top six on goal difference with two games to go.

More to follow.



Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 13Pears
  • 11Rankin-CostelloBooked at 47mins
  • 17Carter
  • 5Hyam
  • 3PickeringBooked at 62minsSubstituted forBrittainat 74′minutes
  • 27TravisSubstituted forLeonardat 85′minutes
  • 36Wharton
  • 19HedgesSubstituted forThomasat 74′minutes
  • 8SzmodicsBooked at 70mins
  • 22Brereton
  • 10DolanSubstituted forDackat 75′minutes


  • 1Kaminski
  • 2Brittain
  • 14Thomas
  • 23Dack
  • 30Garrett
  • 33Phillips
  • 38Leonard


Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 49MuricBooked at 82mins
  • 14Roberts
  • 28Al Dakhil
  • 3Taylor
  • 29MaatsenBooked at 57minsSubstituted forHarwood-Bellisat 90+5′minutes
  • 8BrownhillBooked at 35mins
  • 24CullenBooked at 53mins
  • 22da SilvaSubstituted forManuelat 58′minutes
  • 7GudmundssonSubstituted forCorkat 58′minutesBooked at 65mins
  • 19ZarourySubstituted forRodríguezat 90+5′minutes
  • 10Barnes


  • 4Cork
  • 5Harwood-Bellis
  • 9Rodríguez
  • 12Foster
  • 15Peacock-Farrell
  • 17Manuel
  • 45Obafemi

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