A 19-game unbeaten league run has put the Clarets 19 factors away from third-placed Luton on the prime of the Championship with six video games remaining.
Burnley nonetheless had seven video games to play, making their promotion the quickest within the Championship period.
“It is Easter and there are seven video games to go and we’re already celebrating. We did not anticipate this,” Kompany instructed Sky Sports activities.
“We needed to expertise it in some unspecified time in the future however generally sooner is healthier.”
The choice to behave rapidly to dump the previous Manchester Metropolis captain after his first managerial spell at Anderlecht ended there proved to be a masterstroke.
The worst feared for a lot of got here when Burnley’s six-year keep within the English prime flight got here to an finish final season.
Because of the phrases of a controversial leveraged takeover by a US consortium in late 2020, a “important proportion” of the £65 million ($78 million) debt was to be repaid once they have been written off.
Gamers price round £70 million left, however Kompany has put collectively an virtually totally new squad at a fraction of the fee, with its information of the Belgian market and connections within the metropolis serving to it to cut price.
“It was a whole shock, it was not our plan,” mentioned Burnley chairman Alan Tempo. “Vincent and I talked about it over the summer season, we ourselves had our plan for 2, three years. I feel what you have seen is a whole lot of magic coming collectively.
“This staff could be very, superb. You hear Vincent say it each week. They’re shocking every one among us day by day, they’re phenomenal.”
Full-back Connor Roberts scored the decisive aim for the Riverside 24 minutes from time when the Welsh worldwide headed residence Nathan Teyla’s cross.
Ashley Barnes had given Kompany’s males the proper begin earlier than Chuba Akpom equalized from the penalty spot together with his twenty seventh aim of the season.
Burnley’s win additionally helped deliver Sheffield United nearer to a Premier League return as Middlesbrough completed fourth.
The Blades now have an eight-point cushion in second and a sport in hand after Iliman Ndiaye scored the one aim in a 1-0 win over bottom-of-the-table Wigan at Bramall Lane.
United boss Paul Heckingbottom mentioned, “If groups round us drop factors it is a bonus however we do not concentrate on outcomes elsewhere.”
“So long as we maintain successful and make that margin of error even higher for them, we do not have to fret about anything.”
Luton prolonged their unbeaten run at The Den to eight video games, however the stalemate with fifth-placed Millwall did little to assist both aspect’s possibilities of promotion.
Targets from Liam Gibbs and Gabriel Sara noticed Blackburn beat 2–0 at Ewood Park.
Sunderland’s hopes of back-to-back promotions are wanting bleak after a outstanding 4-4 draw with Hull on the Stadium of Mild.
Manchester United loanee Amad Diallo transformed the lead 4 instances, scoring twice for Sunderland.
However with the final kick of the sport, Ozan Tufan’s penalty saved a degree for the Tigers.
On the backside of the desk, Neil Warnock’s resurgent Huddersfield received 3–2 at Watford to climb out of the relegation zone.
Studying, who got six factors this week for breaching the English Soccer League’s monetary guidelines, fell into the underside three after a 1-1 draw with Birmingham.