Burnley boss Sean Dyche has hailed an “amazing day” as the club returned to the Premier League with a 2-0 win over Wigan Athletic.
The Clarets went into the game knowing their fate was in their own hands and that a victory in front of a sold out Turf Moor would seal their destiny.
And strikes from Ashley Barnes and on-loan winger Michael Kightly were enough to clinch all three points and send the fans into Premier League delirium.
Dyche said: “It’s an amazing day and one that will certainly go down in the history books for this football club.
“We’ve had a number of historical markers this season. We were described as the history boys earlier this season - I think this has finished that off nicely!
“There a few outside challenges in terms of people wondering whether we could last the distance – but we stayed focused on winning football matches.
“That is a massive credit to my players and staff and to the fans as well.”
Burnley have lost just twice at Turf Moor throughout the 2013/14 Championship campaign and Dyche was quick to reserve praise for the fans positivity in helping them to a remarkable achievement.
“The fans have played a huge part. Particularly from Christmas onwards they have been absolutely incredible.
“When I arrived here I mentioned about how important the feeling of positivity around the place was. They have bought into that ethos.
“Results accelerate that of course and hopefully that can continue next year.
“We can make Turf a really difficult place to come yet again.
Today’s visitors to Turf Moor fell behind to a wonderful team goal which was finished off by Ashley Barnes.
Danny Ings’ flicked pass to Dean Marney was then crossed into the box for Barnes to finish, leaving the boss marvelling at yet another memorable strike in the season.
“Some of the talent this season and some of the goals have been absolutely incredible.
“That first goal today from Ashley Barnes was worthy of any football pitch.
“There are so many good things and markers about this season.
“It’s a momentous occasion for everyone at the football club and for me to guide this group of players to what we’ve achieved.
“ I’d like to thank my staff as it is a great job they’ve done.
“It’s exceptional from all concerned I would say.”