Burnley FC Could Lose Their Promotion To Premier League For Allegedly Playing Weakened Team

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Burnley are in hot water with the English Football League after playing a weakened side against Reading in the English Championship, the previous week. 

Reading forced a share of the spoils and took an important point in the relegation battle and that has annoyed rivals Huddersfield.

Huddersfield are in a contest with Reading to avoid the drop and they protested when they saw six changes to the Burnley team on the 15th of April 2023.

An Image from the Burnley and Reading goalless draw

The Clarets had already secured promotion and Vincent Kompany brought in several less notable players for an encounter during their on-the-go schedule. 

The EFL has written to the English side who may have to pay a fine or be smashed with points deduction if found guilty. 

Burnley have maintained that they made the changes as a result of their squad being overstretched and some fringe players need game time. 

Amusingly, the team which recently gained promotion to the English Premier League were at full capacity against another survival battlers Queens Park Rangers, and lost 2-1 on their own turf. 

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The Terriers, Huddersfield, have gathered 44 points so far while Reading have picked up 43 points and they clash in the final game. 

For Vincent Kompany’s Burnley, they confirmed promotion back to the English Premier League at the first time of requesting. 

Burnley secured promotion to the Premier League at the first time of asking
Burnley secured promotion to the Premier League at the first time of asking

The English Championship highest scorers and meanest defence, Burnley have become a joy to behold under the tutelage of Kompany. 

The English team have filled out with a pattern and swagger, which were not a popular occurrence at Turf Moor, with another £120 million entering into the pockets to spend next summer on reinforcements. 

Based on reports, Vincent Kompany’s growing CV has made him a hot property with Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United and Chelsea all being linked to the former Manchester City captain and legend. 

Burnley are 10 massive points ahead of 2nd place Sheffield United in the English Championship and Sheffield have a game outstanding. 

Vincent Kompany’s side have accumulated 92 points from 42 games while their faraway challenger Sheffield United have gathered 82 points so far.

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Burnley have won the English Premier League twice in the past

The Clarets are two time winners of the English Premier League. They won the English top-flight in 1920/21 and 1959/60.

Burnley have also lifted the English Championship thrice in the past winning the 1897/189 title alongside the 1932/73 and 2015/16 Championship trophy. 

The side who play at Turf Moor have also additionally won the Community Shield on two different occasions, in 1973/74 and in 1960/61. 

Their only triumph resulting in a trophy in the English FA Cup was done in the 1913/14 season. 

Kompany was hired as manager of Burnley in the summer of 2022 after a two-year stint with Anderlecht and the Belgian has revolutionized the English side. 

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