Fulham relegated from Premier League after Burnley loss
LONDON: Fulham had been relegated from the Premier League with a 2-0 loss at dwelling to Burnley on Monday that assured the Clarets of their prime-flight standing.
London membership Fulham will now be part of already-demoted West Bromwich Albion and Sheffield United within the second-tier Championship subsequent season.
Fulham needed to keep away from defeat at Craven Cottage on Monday to keep up their slim hopes of beating the drop.
But first-half objectives from Burnley’s Ashley Westwood and Chris Wood put paid to their probabilities of staying up.
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Fulham’s defeat additionally meant all three relegation locations had been determined with a minimum of three video games to go, guaranteeing there could be no final-day drama within the battle to beat the drop.
“It has been looming but it doesn’t hide the disappointment, hurt and sadness I feel tonight,” Fulham supervisor Scott Parker instructed the BBC.
“It’s inevitable now. I am gutted.
“Tonight is how the season has gone at instances. Between the 2 bins we did very effectively. The distinction was defensively the 2 objectives we conceded had been poor and within the ultimate second when you could rating and make good selections we didn’t have that.”
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Monday’s reverse meant Fulham went straight back down after a season in the top flight, with Parker adding: “The membership must make huge selections.
“We’ve had a relegation, a promotion and a relegation. The rollercoaster of that and the highs and lows is not something you want.”
Burnley had been offered in February to a US-based mostly consortium and Clarets supervisor Sean Dyche was proud of the best way the Clarets had coped on and off the sector throughout some unsure instances for the northwest aspect.
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“It is important for the club, it is important for the town,” he mentioned.
“It’s been a real challenging season with the sale of the club.
“There was not so much of funding from the outgoing house owners and we have had so much of damage issues,” he added.
Burnley were twice denied early by Fulham goalkeeper Alphonse Areola, before they went ahead in the 35th minute when Westwood, found at the back post by Matej Vydra, slotted the ball into the net.
The visitors then doubled their lead a minute before the break when Wood let fly with a shot into the top corner.
Areola appeared fortunate to stay on the field in the 67th minute when, after he had raced out his area, the ball appeared to come off the keeper’s arm as Vydra tried to go around him.
But there was no VAR intervention, with officials deciding Areola had escaped a red card because the presence of a covering defender meant there had not been a denial of a goalscoring opportunity.
VAR is not empowered to recommend a booking, hence the lack of even a yellow card.
But Fulham’s luck ran out at the other end of the pitch in the 70th minute when Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa’s shot beat Burnley keeper Nick Pope only to bounce clear off the underside of the bar.