Sport Sean Dyche celebrates with Burnley players after the win at Blackpool

The Premier League is so tantalisingly close for Burnley supporters that they have already started dreaming of trips to Anfield, Old Trafford and Stamford Bridge next season – and it is all thanks to Sean Dyche.

Danny Guthrie of Reading sits on the ground dejected after his team and QPR were relegated during the Barclays Premier League match between Reading and Queens Park Rangers at the Madejski Stadium

'We weren't laughing at going down' insists Harry Redknapp as QPR are relegated

Joey Barton was quick to criticise the players, including Jose Bosingwa

The Sport Matrix: Monday 29 April 2013

Wenger: Van Persie retains friends at the Emirates

Monday night dogfight against Sunderland is vital for Paul Lambert

Aston Villa’s manager, Paul Lambert, has warned Sunderland they are not safe yet as he looks to drag the resurgent Wearsiders back into the relegation dogfight in Monday night’s meeting at Villa Park.

Reading manager Nigel Adkins

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Harry Redknapp admits that he goes home after defeats and speaks to no one

Harry Redknapp already planning for life in the Championship with QPR

The Hoops take on Reading this weekend with one side certain to be relegated this weekend

Norwich's Jonny Howson dribbles past McAnuff
Norwich's Jonny Howson dribbles past McAnuff

Norwich City 2 Reading 1 match report: Canaries calm their own nerves but leave Reading in a flap

Two goals in two minutes early in the second half were just enough to give Norwich City their second Premier League win of 2013 and ease their growing fears of joining their all-but doomed visitors Reading in relegation.

Norwich players were furious after the final whistle at Arsenal after seeing the points snatched away

Premier League: Norwich v Reading match preview

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Jamie Carragher (R) of Liverpool competes with Noel Hunt of Reading

Reading 0 Liverpool 0 match report: 'World class' Alex McCarthy keeps Liverpool at bay

Reading, after seven straight league losses, were always going to need something special to hold off Liverpool yesterday and they found it in goalkeeper Alex McCarthy. Making his first league start for six months, McCarthy delivered one of the performances of the season, making at least ten saves – half of them excellent – to repel Luis Suarez, Steven Gerrard and the rest.

Everton 2 QPR 0 match report: Clueless Rangers head for the exit

Not a great deal had happened. Then Darron Gibson's considerably deflected shot trickled over the line and all faith was visibly lost. Jose Bosingwa lay slumped on the edge of the 18-yard area trying to look bothered, the head of captain Clint Hill dipped, nestling in his chest. An hour of play remained. Yet that did not seem to matter. Queens Park Rangers were emotionally battered, beaten and almost certainly, down.

The Wigan Athletic mascot looks on as the Premier League team play

Unpaid full-time ‘job’ exposed at second Premier League side

Wigan Athletic have become the second Premier League football club to be exposed for advertising a lengthy internship with no salary.

Reading manager Nigel Adkins is looking for his first points since taking charge

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Brian McDermott confirmed as new Leeds United manager

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