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Watch: Roy Keane Pulled No Punches On Burnley After Their Relegation

Watch: Roy Keane Pulled No Punches On Burnley After Their Relegation
Gary Connaughton
By Gary Connaughton
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With all of the drama at the top end of the division, it could be easy to forget how much else had to be decided around the Premier League this afternoon.

Spurs had little issue wrapping up their position in the top four, with their 5-0 victory over Norwich City ensuring they would finish ahead of Arsenal.

Things weren't quite as straightforward down the bottom of the league.

Burnley entered their game at home to Newcastle knowing that a win would secure their place in the division. On the other hand, Leeds' future was out of their hands as they had to better Burnley's result in order to avoid the drop.

Leeds would get the job done at Brentford, winning 2-1 after a late goal from Jack Harrison.

As it turned out, that goal wasn't even required. Burnley were well off the pace at Turf Moor, losing 2-1 to seal their place in the bottom three.


It was a poor end to the season to the club who have been relegated for the first time since 2015.


Of course, questions will now be asked about their decision to change manager earlier in the campaign. Sean Dyche had been at the club for a decade, although they decided to replace him as they struggled for form.

It was a surprise move at the time, one which means they are unlikely to get much sympathy from some quarters. Roy Keane certainly doesn't feel sorry for them.

Speaking on Sky Sports after the game, he said he had no sympathy for Burnley going down due to the way they treated Sean Dyche.



It was crazy, (sacking) Sean Dyche.

[Mike Jackson] has done okay, but Sean Dyche would have done a good job and been there until the end of the season. He had been there and done it, him and his staff.

When he left they said 'oh there's been a reaction, a reset'. Rubbish.

They should have stuck with Sean Dyche, a proven manager with great quality that had done a great job.

No sympathy for Burnley.

Dyche will likely step into a new job next season, while Burnley will be playing in the Championship.


They will hope for a quick return to the top flight, although that is certainly no guarantee.

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