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Baggies miss out as Piroe rubs salt in the wounds


JOEL PIROE fired home his 20th goal of the season with a superb injury-time free-kick to snatch a 3-2 victory for Swansea – on a day West Brom were given brief hope of the play-offs.

Okay Yokuslu’s goal, combined with the first equaliser for Blackburn at Millwall, meant the Baggies crept into the top six after 22 minutes. But Luke Cundle levelled the scores four minutes later.

Semi Ajayi hammered home Albion’s second goal but Olivier Ntcham brought the Swans back on level terms with a 20-yard piledriver before Piroe’s winner.

Burnley capped a near-perfect season with a 3-0 victory over Cardiff to break the 100-point barrier.Ashley Barnes finished his nine-year Burnley career with his 54th goal.

After a presentati­on of the Championsh­ip trophy, manager Vincent Kompany said: “At the very beginning of this season nobody believed in us and today in this league we are the best.

“Next season again no one will believe in us so all I’m asking from the bottom of my heart is we go up and we do not stop.”

Second-half goals from Oli McBurnie and James McAtee gave promoted Sheffield United a 2-1 win at Birmingham.

The Blues were boosted by news of American Tom Wagner agreeing to buy a 45.64 percent stake of the club and scored a consolatio­n through a volley from Dion Sanderson. Teemu Pukki made an emotional exit from Norwich but Morgan Rogers upstaged the Finn with his fine goal giving Blackpool a 1-0 win.

Pukki’s 88 goals and two promotions made him a Carrow Road legend and he was cheered off.

The 33-year-old said: “To get that send-off was amazing.”

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WHAT A FINISH: Burnley’s Barnes

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