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Live Reporting

Michael Emons

All times stated are UK

  1. Thanks and goodbye

    FT: Fulham 0-2 Burnley

    That's all for this live page so thanks for joining us and for all your comments.

    There's not a day without football so we'll be live with our Premier League offering from 16:45 BST tomorrow as Manchester United play Leicester City before Southampton entertain Crystal Palace.

    We've also got a live on La Liga action as Levante try to stop Barcelona going to the top of the table. That one kicks off at 21:00 BST.

    That's all from me. Thanks for your company and see you soon. Take care.

  2. Fulham relegated after Burnley defeat - read the report

    FT: Fulham 0-2 Burnley

    Alex Bysouth

    BBC Sport

    Burnley celebrate
    Image caption: Burnley celebrate

    Fulham were relegated from the Premier League after a defeat by Burnley that saw the Clarets secure their top-flight status for another season.

    All the relegation spots have now been confirmed, with the Cottagers joining Sheffield United and West Bromwich Albion as the three clubs to drop into the Championship.

    The damage was done before the break as Burnley struck twice in the final 10 minutes of the first half at Craven Cottage.

    First the Clarets hit their hosts on the counter-attack as Matej Vydra showed neat footwork before picking out Ashley Westwood to roll the ball into an empty net.

    Chris Wood then lashed in a second from the edge of the area to score his 50th goal for Burnley and consign Fulham to the drop.

    It leaves Scott Parker's side 10 points from safety with three games remaining and heading back to the Championship at the first time of asking. Burnley, who will play Premier League football for the sixth successive season, climb to 14th in the table.

  3. Get Involved

    #bbcfootball or text us on 81111 (UK Only)

    Keith: I've supported Scott and the boys all season and like any other fan will continue to do so if we go down. But one thing that has disappointed me is not going two up top at the start of this game. It's a must win and you need goals. This second half change up I think shows where we should have started in the first.

    Chris, a depressed but long standing and philosophical Fulham supporter: "Fulham have had much more of the ball but not done much with it" (53 mins). This, sadly, is the story of our season. All style, no substance. And no end product. ah well, Mitrovic is better in the Championship!

  4. 'Money is a big issue'

    FT: Fulham 0-2 Burnley

    Karen Carney

    Former England winger on BBC Radio 5 Live

    The parachute money does count - two of the teams that got relegated kept their squad and that's propelled them back into thre Premier League. Money is a big issue and it does matter.

    Money and buying a centre forward keeps you up - I'm thinking about Callum Wilson at Newcastle. We want other people challenging and that's why the parachute money matters.

  5. 'We have fallen short'

    Fulham 0-2 Burnley

    Fulham

    Fulham boss Scott Parker speaking to BBC Sport: "It has been looming but it doesn't hide the disappointment, hurt and sadness I feel tonight. It's inevitable now. I am gutted.

    "This year at times, while we have had some big improvements and pushed on in certain elements the facts are that we have fallen short. We have not been quite good enough.

    "Tonight is how the season has gone at times. Between the two boxes we did very well. The difference was defensively the two goals we conceded were poor and in the final moment when you need to score and make good decisions we did not have that.

    "Probably when I look back over the season that has been the big difference. We have lacked quality in certain moments. The players need to understand what you need to bring at this level. There's an effort and endeavour but you need to more to survive at this level. This level is brutal. The tiny details are key.

    "At this moment in time I have nothing but sadness. Now and in the coming days we will have a long hard think and regroup. My job is to make sure these games end in the right way.

    "The club needs to make big decisions. We've had a relegation, a promotion and a relegation. The rollercoaster of that and the highs and lows is not something you want.

    "As a football club we need to make good decisions and work out where we want to go."

  6. 'We were not good enough'

    Fulham 0-2 Burnley

    Fulham

    Fulham forward Aleksandar Mitrovic speaking to Sky Sports: "It is a tough time but we have failed today. We have failed this season. It is hard to find the words. It was not good enough. We did not deserve to stay up.

    "It was good at times but overall we have finished where we deserve to be. We are really sad for the fans. For the people in the club it is really tough.

    "We felt tonight we did not show the big character, big mentality and we cracked under the pressure a little bit. We were not good enough. We tried, we fought, we worked hard but we needed more quality on the ball.

    "In a league like this you get punished. We got punished today and this season."

  7. Does Parker stay at Fulham?

    FT: Fulham 0-2 Burnley

    Karen Carney

    Former England winger on BBC Radio 5 Live

    I'm not so sure - it's how dejected is he from this? You have to have the belief and energy to go 'right I can go again'.

    I'm looking at him tonight and he's lost a battle to stay up and I'm not sure. There will be people looking at him and thinking with better invesment could he do a better job elsewhere? Even if no other teams come in, has he got the energy to keep going?

  8. Goals for breakfast

    FT: Fulham 0-2 Burnley

    Some happy fans waking up and celebrating a Chris Wood goal with their breakfast on the other side of the world.

    View more on twitter
  9. 'Important for the town'

    Fulham 0-2 Burnley

    Burnley

    Burnley boss Sean Dyche speaking to BBC Sport: "I'm pleased for a lot of people at the club. It is important for the club, it is important for the town. It's been a real challenging season with the sale of the club.

    "There was not a lot of investment from the outgoing owners and we've had a lot of injury problems.

    "They changed their style putting the ball forward a lot quicker than they have been doing. We dealt with that well and scored two good goals. The second half became a dogfight and we are good at that."

    On Fulham manager Scott Parker: "He has worked very hard here to get where they got to. These are the challenges I've had it myself. You learn in this game all the time and he will pick up plenty of pointers from this season.

    On striker Chris Wood: "I've been pleased for Chris Wood. There was a lot of noise about our strikers not scoring goals but he has shown what he is about as the season has gone on. It's been a big shift from the players. We had two points from seven games."

  10. The doomed three

    Here's the confirmation of the league table and Fulham, West Brom and Sheffield United fans will be watching Championship action next season.

    Table
  11. 'Done and dusted'

    Fulham 0-2 Burnley

    Burnley

    Burnley forward Chris Wood says: "It was a long time coming. It's nice to get over the line tonight and we can now go and enjoy the last three games.

    "The last six games we've been fantastic and it has shown in our results. Premier League survival is done and dusted which is nice.

    "He [Sean Dyche] has been a great servant to Burnley and I am sure he is appreciated in Premier League. It's not often you get a manager at one club for that long."

  12. 'Dejected'

    FT: Fulham 0-2 Burnley

    Karen Carney

    Former England winger on BBC Radio 5 Live

    Looking at Scott Parker and the players, they're dejected. They've given everything, pushed forward, changed shape and sometimes you're just not good enough.

    I feel for Fulham and it's not about today's game that's relegated them, it's acros the season.

    You can't afford to have those games where you're not good enough, momentum hits and you can't get it back. They've won five - that's why they're relegated. They have to build again and go again.

    You can see the difference with Burnley who have players who know how to do it and Fulham just don't.

  13. Get Involved

    #bbcfootball or text us on 81111 (UK Only)

    Steve Legg: Arm was close to Areola's body, and ball headed at him from 2 yards. If that’s a defender in the box it shouldn’t be a penalty - and the handball rule here is no different.

    OR...

    Henri Christophe: I have come to conclusion that VAR was meant for ridiculous scientific offsides only. Any other incident not bothered.

  14. Post update

    Fulham 0-2 Burnley

    Scott Parker wipes his eye as he walks off the pitch. His team have played some great stuff this season, have been in so many good positions and then let points slip away.

    But they have just not scored enough goals to stay up.

  15. BreakingFULL-TIME - FULHAM ARE RELEGATED

    Fulham 0-2 Burnley

    Fulham join Sheffield United and West Brom as the sides relegated from the Premier League this season.

  16. Post update

    Fulham 0-2 Burnley

    Karen Carney

    Former Arsenal & England winger on BBC Radio 5 Live

    The whole Fulham team have given everything. I couldn't say the same against Arsenal the other night but they've given everything this evening.

  17. Post update

    Fulham 0-2 Burnley

    Into injury time and Fulham's Premier League spell is coming to a sad ending. They've got three games of going through the motions still after this one.

  18. Why Areola didn't get a red card

    Fulham 0-2 Burnley

    We've received a statement from the PGMOL Match Centre on why Areola doesn't see red.

    It says: "VAR acknowledges it was a handball but it didn’t deem it to be a denial of a goalscoring opportunity because of the presence of a covering defender so didn’t recommend a red card.

    "VAR does not intervene to recommend a booking as that’s not part of their remit."

    Don't shoot the messenger.

  19. SUBSTITUTION

    Fulham 0-2 Burnley

    Off goes Chris Wood, but he's definitely played his part with a lovely second goal. On comes Ashley Barnes for the visitors.