Sheffield United 1-0 Burnley: Blades finish with a win
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Sheffield United celebrated the return of fans to Bramall Lane with a narrow win over Burnley on the final day.

David McGoldrick got the only goal of the game, beating Will Norris from distance.

The visitors started brightly and nearly went ahead when Chris Basham made a vital block to keep out Chris Wood's header.

Aaron Ramsdale then made a smart stop to deny Dwight McNeil from the edge of the penalty area.

But the hosts grew into the game and took the lead when McGoldrick drove forward and found the bottom corner with a curling effort - the forward's eighth league goal of the season.

In the second half, Burnley thought they should have had a penalty when the ball struck Ben Osborn's arm in the box but referee Kevin Friend waved away their appeals.

McGoldrick could have added a second in injury time but he failed to hit the target.

The win is not enough to take United off the foot of the table, while the Clarets finish 11 points above the drop zone. 

What next for the Blades?

It has been an eventful couple of years for the Blades in the Premier League.

The Yorkshire outfit finished ninth last season, earning plaudits for their attractive style of play under Chris Wilder.

However, they have missed their supporters dearly this season - winning just seven league games.

The club now has to decide if interim boss Paul Heckingbottom will be given the job on a permanent basis.

Big summer ahead for Burnley

While the Clarets managed to maintain their top-flight status for another season, there is work to be done in the summer transfer window.

A lack of squad depth has been a big issue for Sean Dyche and his staff in recent months, and Burnley's ageing squad desperately needs reinforcements.

New chairman Alan Pace has vowed to give Dyche the financial backing he needs in the coming weeks and months.

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