Sean Dyche
Dyche's side are relegated with two games to spare.Getty Images

Burnley have become the first club to be relegated from the Premier League this season despite their victory over Hull City.

Danny Ings' goal helped the Clarets to their first league victory since March but a run of five defeats in six games previous to their win at the KC Stadium sees them return to the Championship at the first time of asking.

Though the win sees Burnley go into 19th above Queens Park Rangers, who can be relegated themselves should they fail to beat Manchester City, victories for Aston Villa and Leicester City as well as Newcastle United's draw with West Bromwich Albion condemned them to relegation.

"I'm delighted with the way the players performed today and the manner of the result," manager Sean Dyche said. "Statistically we knew it would be tough to stay up, but mentally the players have been terrific.

"To say they have been written off from the start by so many - their resilience has been fantastic. We did what we had to do today but we have not done it enough over the course of the season.

"Scoring goals has been our problem. Our shape has been good, our energy and work-rate has been terrific. The players will grow from these experiences - so will I, so will the staff, so will the club.

"I've been proud of the players home and away, we have always tried to attack and played on the front foot. But of course relegation is disappointing.

"I believe we're in decent shape to bounce straight back. There will be definite growth in the players. I can imagine we will be competitive in the Championship next season."