With a 3-0 victory over Cardiff City on Tuesday at Turf Moor Stadium, Burnley concluded their remarkable campaign in the English Football League Championship and surpassed the 100-point mark. Burnley won the championship and earned automatic qualification for the Premier League’s next season.
Josh Brownhill and Ashley Barnes both scored in the first half to give the Clarets a 2-0 lead at the break. On Burnley’s happy day, a third goal was added by Scott Twine’s accurate free kick. Vincent Kompany, a centre defender from Belgium, achieved another milestone when he scored 100 points in a single campaign. both as a player for Manchester City and as the manager of Burnley.
This was a special occasion for the hosts, celebrating their Championship-winning season as they returned to the Premier League in style after just one season away, with the party mood ratcheted up a level by manager Vincent Kompany signing a new five-year contract.
There was also the incentive of creating some history as Burnley sought to be the first club to hit 100 points in the Championship since Leicester City in 2013-14, and the champions were greeted with a guard of honour by their Welsh visitors.
The Belgian took over as Burnley coach last summer, signing a deal that runs until 2025. After just one year, however, he has decided to extend his commitment to 2028 after guiding them to the Championship title and a return to the Premier League.
Kompany said after committing to a deal until 2028, “Burnley and Turf Moor felt right pretty much from the start, so it also feels right to sign for the next five years. Together with the fans, we have made Turf Moor a fortress again and continue to look forward to the future and the job of making Burnley better with every step”.