13 May 2009

Burnley one step from Premier League return

10:13 am on 13 May 2009

Burnley moved closer to a long-awaited return to the top flight of English football after winning 2-0 at Reading on Tuesday for a 3-0 aggregate victory in their playoff semi-final.

They now move through to a Wembley showdown with Sheffield United, who beat Preston North End in the other semi-final.

The winners of the May 25 decider will join Wolverhampton Wanderers and Birmingham City in the Premier League after the Midlands rivals secured automatic promotion.