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We're All Going On A European Tour!

Everton drop points to guarantee the Clarets' place in the Europa League

5 May 2018

It’s official! The Clarets are back in Europe.

Everton’s home draw with Southampton means the Toffees are unable to get past Burnley and into the Premier League’s top seven.

With six points and 15 goals to make up on the Clarets over the last two games that was always an unlikely scenario.

And it’s now an impossibility with Sean Dyche’s men – who have lost just one of their last nine games - out of reach and guaranteed a slot in the Europa League next season.

That will mean a return to European football for the first time in 51 years for Burnley and caps a magnificent season for Dyche’s side, who go to Arsenal for Arsene Wenger’s farewell tomorrow still with the possibility of finishing sixth.

A win over the Gunners would take the Clarets level on points with Arsenal, who have a game in hand and a superior goal difference.

Sixth spot would secure entry direct into the Europa League’s group stages, while the club that finishes seventh will start in the second qualifying round, with the first leg scheduled to be played on 26 July and the second leg a week later.

That could be the Clarets’ entry point into Europe and mark another major milestone in the club’s recent history, with the draws for the first two qualifying rounds taking place in Nyon, Switzerland on 19 June.

There is also a third qualifying round in the competition, ahead of a play-off round which determines the final qualifiers for the group stages.

We’re all going on a european tour...

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