We take a look back on a Championship title winning season, starting with August and September...A remarkable title-winning season began at a sun-soaked Elland Road where Marco Antenucci’s curling effort late on was cancelled out by a header from Wales international striker Sam Vokes.
New signing Tendayi Darikwa made his debut after a summer move from Chesterfield and delivered the inch-perfect cross for Vokes to make it 1-1.
The resilience and strong jaw of Sean Dyche’s side had already shown through after the opening day, and despite a Capital One Cup exit at Port Vale, they came from behind again against Birmingham City.
Goals from Michael Keane and Matt Taylor earned a 2-2 draw after a contentious penalty from Paul Caddis and a Jon Toral volley saw the Midlands club lead twice.
German arrival Rouwen Hennings gained international clearance to feature in a rare 2-0 defeat at Ipswich Town.
And before another ball was kicked in anger, Burnley added to their impressive fire-power with a club record addition of Andre Gray from Brentford.
He was an interested observer as the Clarets found the winning groove with a 1-0 victory, courtesy of a Michael Keane header.
Another inspirational signing was soon through the door, as Joey Barton arrived after discussing the move with Sean Dyche over a specialty omelette.
It seemed all the ingredients for success were coming together and they made it back-to-back wins when they defeated Bristol City 2-1 at Ashton Gate in front of a jubilant away end.
Michael Keane headed home again and Ben Mee sent out his own message with a bullet header that was only responded to in the 94th minute when Jonathan Kodjia pulled a goal back.
The start of September saw Jelle Vossen return to Belgium due to family reasons after a brief stay, but a blossoming Burnley made it three straight victories against Sheffield Wednesday in Sean Dyche’s 50th win
David Jones’ free-kick, Matt Taylor’s volley and Andre Gray’s late strike clipped the Owls wings and three days later, the Clarets moved ominously into third place with a victory over MK Dons.
Two goal of the season contenders from Sam Vokes and George Boyd won the game after Carl Baker had equalised.
A hard-fought point over Derby County at the iPro Stadium followed in front of the Sky Sports cameras, before Reading inflicted the first of a mere five defeats at Turf Moor in a game that saw Joey Barton make his debut and Tendayi Darikwa net his first goal.