Burnley have secured an immediate return to the Premier League for the 2023/24 season, earning automatic promotion after a one-year absence. The Clarets made sure of a top-two spot in the Championship after they beat Middlesbrough 2-1, thanks to goals from Ashley Barnes and Connor Roberts. It is a first-time return for Burnley, who were relegated last season. There will also be a return to the competition for former Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany, now manager at Turf Moor. The 2023/24 campaign will be Burnley’s ninth in the top flight, after first winning promotion in 2009. A seventh-place finish in 2017/18 remains their highest in the competition to date.
Sheffield United seals Premier League promotion with 2-0 win over West Brom. Sheffield will return to the Premier League after two seasons, having been relegated in the 2020-21 campaign in which it finished bottom of the table. With three games to spare after Wednesday’s 2-0 home victory over West Bromwich Albion ensured it will finish second in the Championship behind champion Burnley. The Blades will return to the Premier League after two seasons, having been relegated in the 2020-21 campaign in which it finished bottom of the table. Sheffield United, who were beaten by Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-finals last week, missed out on promotion last season after losing to Nottingham Forest in the playoffs.
Luton Town will play in the Premier League for the first time after beating Coventry City on penalties in Saturday’s Championship playoff final at Wembley Stadium, earning a return to England’s top flight after a 31-year absence. Luton completed the fairytale journey to the Premier League after securing a fourth promotion in 10 seasons, winning 6-5 in the shootout following a 1-1 draw. The Hatters will join Burnley and Sheffield United, who won automatic promotion as Championship winners and runners-up, in the next season of the first tier of the English football league system. Their club’s stadium, Kenilworth Road, will host top-flight football for the first time since 1992, when they were relegated from the Football League First Division.