Premier League! Surprise As Burnley Beat Stoke City To Move Into Champions League Spot

Ashley Barnes’ late winner ensured Burnley’s remarkable start to the season continued as they moved into fourth place in the Premier League with victory over Stoke at Turf Moor.

Barring the first two weeks of this season, this is the highest the Clarets have been in the top flight since March 1975.

Barnes’ strike – after the ball ricocheted off team-mate Scott Arfield – was one of few clear-cut chances in the match, with Stoke’s Peter Crouch hitting the post early on.

Sean Dyche’s side climb into the Champions League places above Tottenham, Arsenal and Liverpool – who all play on Wednesday – while Stoke stay in 15th.

Since 2003, the only club to have qualified for the Champions League other than those in the top six after last weekend was Leicester in 2016.