Burnley have been promoted to the Premier League after victory against play-off hopefuls Wigan at Turf Moor.

Ashley Barnes converted Dean Marney's cross from close range to give the dominant hosts the lead.

Wigan striker Marc Antoine Fortune headed against the bar before Michael Kightly's free kick doubled the advantage.

Danny Ings hit the post for Burnley after the break before Latics forward Fortune headed wide.

Frugal Burnley

Clarets boss Sean Dyche has only paid a transfer fee for one player since being appointed in October 2012 - buying Ashley Barnes from Brighton for in the region of £400,000 in January.

Wigan are left still needing points to secure their top six spot, while Burnley join Leicester in the top flight next season.

Burnley, who had lost their last two home games, were promoted to the Premier League via the play-offs in 2009 but the last time they had earned automatic promotion to the top flight was back in 1973.

There was no stopping them on Monday as they dominated from the start to race into a 2-0 half-time lead.

The Clarets are now just four points behind leaders Leicester, who play their game in hand at Bolton on Tuesday.

Few expected Burnley to be challenging for an automatic promotion spot at the start of the season, with a number of their Championship rivals spending big in an attempt to get into the Premier League.

Dyche's small squad

Leicester and Burnley, the two teams to have been promoted from the Championship this season, have both used the fewest players with 23.

Clarets boss Sean Dyche has only paid a transfer fee for one player since being appointed in October 2012 - buying Ashley Barnes from Brighton for £400,000 in January.

And it was Barnes who gave Dyche's men the perfect start, tapping home from close range after Marney's low cross from the left.

Wigan have suffered a slump in form in recent weeks, having won just two of their last seven games in all competitions, after manager Uwe Rosler rescued the Latics' season following Owen Coyle's disappointing tenure.

They knew a win would all-but secure them a place in the play-offs but, bar a Fortune header against the bar, it was the hosts on top.

Their efforts were deservedly rewarded just before the break as, after Scott Arfield was fouled near the bye line, Kightly stepped up to brilliantly curl home Burnley's second.

Wigan improved after the break and almost pulled a goal back when Fortune latched on to Jason Shackell's poor header, but his toe-poked effort was blocked by Tom Heaton.

Ings nearly added to the scoreline with a right-footed shot against the outside of the post.

Burnley manager Sean Dyche: "We were intent on getting promoted ourselves, not having to rely on anyone else for help.

"It's getting harder to win automatic promotion to the Premier League because of all the constraints on teams like ourselves. I'm extremely proud."

Burnley striker Danny Ings: "I'm so proud of all the lads. From pre-season to now, they have been absolutely fantastic. Sam Vokes has been top class this year, it was a shame he was not out on the pitch today but he deserves it. People did not back us at the start of the season, but it's been great to prove them wrong."

Burnley midfielder Michael Kightly: "It's a great feeling. It's been a long season but we thoroughly deserve it. We'll enjoy today, then crack on next year. We never got complacent, we always stuck to the job. The boys have been different class and the fans have been magnificent."

Lineup, Bookings (6) & Substitutions (4)

Burnley

  • 01 Heaton
  • 02 Trippier (Baird - 78' )
  • 06 Mee Booked
  • 14 Jones
  • 04 Duff
  • 05 Shackell
  • 19 Kightly
  • 08 Marney
  • 30 Barnes Booked
  • 10 Ings
  • 37 Arfield

Substitutes

  • 07 Wallace
  • 11 Stanislas
  • 12 Cisak
  • 15 Edgar
  • 17 Baird
  • 26 Treacy
  • 28 Long

Wigan Athletic

  • 26 Al-Habsi
  • 24 Perch Booked
  • 03 Crainey (Kiernan - 45' )
  • 16 McArthur
  • 17 Boyce Booked
  • 25 Barnett
  • 11 McClean (Maynard - 77' )
  • 34 Collison Booked
  • 32 Fortuné Booked
  • 14 Jordi Gómez (McManaman - 45' )
  • 22 Beausejour

Substitutes

  • 01 Carson
  • 05 Caldwell
  • 10 Maloney
  • 15 McManaman
  • 19 Powell
  • 29 Maynard
  • 30 Kiernan
Ref: Keith Stroud
Att: 19,125

Match Stats

Shots

11 10

On target

6 3

Corners

5 5

Fouls

12 15

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Burnley 2, Wigan Athletic 0.

90:00 +3:47 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Burnley 2, Wigan Athletic 0.

90:00 +3:02

Jack Collison (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +3:02

Foul by Ashley Barnes (Burnley).

87:44

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Jean Beausejour.

86:58

Attempt blocked. Scott Arfield (Burnley) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Chris Baird.

85:48

Foul by Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Wigan Athletic).

85:48

Chris Baird (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

84:51

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

83:51

Delay in match Ben Mee (Burnley) because of an injury.

82:48

Attempt blocked. Callum McManaman (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jack Collison.

82:48

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Ben Mee.

79:59

Offside, Wigan Athletic. Robert Kiernan tries a through ball, but Marc-Antoine Fortuné is caught offside.

79:15

Callum McManaman (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

79:15

Foul by Michael Kightly (Burnley).

78:55

Attempt saved. Ashley Barnes (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

78:17 Booking

Booking Ben Mee (Burnley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

78:00

Callum McManaman (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

78:00

Foul by Ben Mee (Burnley).

77:42

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

77:22 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Burnley. Chris Baird replaces Kieran Trippier because of an injury.

76:51

Delay in match Kieran Trippier (Burnley) because of an injury.

76:27 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Nicky Maynard replaces James McClean.

74:28

Foul by Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Wigan Athletic).

74:28

Jason Shackell (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

70:56

Attempt missed. Emmerson Boyce (Wigan Athletic) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jean Beausejour with a cross following a corner.

70:34

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Ben Mee.

70:12

Leon Barnett (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

70:12

Foul by Ashley Barnes (Burnley).

68:58

Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

68:58

Foul by Jason Shackell (Burnley).

67:51

James Perch (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

67:51

Foul by Danny Ings (Burnley).

66:39

Foul by James McClean (Wigan Athletic).

66:39

Jason Shackell (Burnley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

66:30

Attempt saved. David Jones (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

65:54 Booking

Booking Jack Collison (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

65:38

Foul by Jack Collison (Wigan Athletic).

65:38

Ashley Barnes (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

63:25

Attempt missed. Emmerson Boyce (Wigan Athletic) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jean Beausejour with a cross following a corner.

62:44

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Jason Shackell.

62:11

Offside, Burnley. Scott Arfield tries a through ball, but Dean Marney is caught offside.

60:05 Booking

Booking Emmerson Boyce (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

60:01

Foul by Emmerson Boyce (Wigan Athletic).

60:01

Danny Ings (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

59:00

Danny Ings (Burnley) hits the left post with a right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left. Assisted by Ben Mee with a headed pass.

57:55

Attempt saved. Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

53:27

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by David Jones.

51:42

Foul by Leon Barnett (Wigan Athletic).

51:42

Kieran Trippier (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51:00

Corner, Wigan Athletic. Conceded by Ben Mee.

48:58

Attempt missed. Michael Kightly (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

47:38

Foul by Leon Barnett (Wigan Athletic).

47:38

Ashley Barnes (Burnley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

46:24

Attempt missed. Callum McManaman (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from long range on the left is close, but misses to the left.

45:00

Second Half begins Burnley 2, Wigan Athletic 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Callum McManaman replaces Jordi Gómez.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Wigan Athletic. Robert Kiernan replaces Stephen Crainey.

45:00 +4:11 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Burnley 2, Wigan Athletic 0.

45:00 +1:05

Attempt missed. Kieran Trippier (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right following a set piece situation.

45:00 +0:25 Booking

Booking James Perch (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

45:00 +0:17

Ben Mee (Burnley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

45:00 +0:17

Foul by James Perch (Wigan Athletic).

44:28

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Ali Al-Habsi.

44:25

Attempt saved. Ben Mee (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Dean Marney.

43:50

Michael Duff (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

43:50

Foul by James McClean (Wigan Athletic).

43:05

Attempt missed. Jack Collison (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Marc-Antoine Fortuné.

41:54 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Burnley 2, Wigan Athletic 0. Michael Kightly (Burnley) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

41:15

Scott Arfield (Burnley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

41:15

Foul by James Perch (Wigan Athletic).

40:44

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

39:59

Delay in match Jason Shackell (Burnley) because of an injury.

39:13 Booking

Booking Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Wigan Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

38:57

Jason Shackell (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

38:57

Foul by Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Wigan Athletic).

38:48

Attempt saved. Ashley Barnes (Burnley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

38:03

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Leon Barnett.

37:40

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Ali Al-Habsi.

37:10

Kieran Trippier (Burnley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

37:10

Foul by Jean Beausejour (Wigan Athletic).

35:21

Attempt saved. Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Stephen Crainey.

34:21 Booking

Booking Ashley Barnes (Burnley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

34:16

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

32:34

Delay in match Emmerson Boyce (Wigan Athletic) because of an injury.

32:26

Foul by Ashley Barnes (Burnley).

32:26

Emmerson Boyce (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

31:18

Attempt missed. Emmerson Boyce (Wigan Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Leon Barnett following a set piece situation.

31:16

Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Wigan Athletic) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Jordi Gómez following a set piece situation.

30:37

Marc-Antoine Fortuné (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

30:37

Foul by Michael Duff (Burnley).

29:05

Attempt saved. James McClean (Wigan Athletic) header from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Jordi Gómez with a cross.

28:32

James McArthur (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

28:32

Foul by David Jones (Burnley).

27:24

Foul by David Jones (Burnley).

27:24

Jack Collison (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

25:12

Attempt missed. Scott Arfield (Burnley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by David Jones with a headed pass.

21:39 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Burnley 1, Wigan Athletic 0. Ashley Barnes (Burnley) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Dean Marney with a cross.

17:55

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Leon Barnett.

17:42

Ashley Barnes (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

17:42

Foul by Jordi Gómez (Wigan Athletic).

17:09

Offside, Burnley. Michael Duff tries a through ball, but Danny Ings is caught offside.

12:34

Foul by James McArthur (Wigan Athletic).

12:34

Dean Marney (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

9:26

Foul by Emmerson Boyce (Wigan Athletic).

9:26

Ashley Barnes (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

6:04

Foul by Dean Marney (Burnley).

6:04

Jordi Gómez (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

2:26

Foul by Ashley Barnes (Burnley).

2:26

Emmerson Boyce (Wigan Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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