The 2008/09 season for the Clarets was a monstrous campaign. The typical 46-game league season also saw the FA Cup fifth round have a replay, whilst the League Cup run witnessed them knockout Bury and Oldham before Spurs scored late on in the semi-finals over two legs to knock them out.
In the play-offs, they might just have the best collection of goals seen at this stage. After a Graham Alexander penalty at Turf Moor, Burnley turned on the style at the Madejski Stadium against Reading, as Martin Paterson scored a fierce 35-yard strike.
Six minutes later, Steven Thompson sparked crazy scenes in the away end, after he outwrestled the defender and hit a beautiful left-footed half volley in off the bar. At Wembley, Wade Elliott sent the 37,000 Burnley fans mental with a sweet 25-yard curler in the first half, although a second yellow for Jamie Ward with 1- minutes to go meant Burnley had to just concentrate.
It may not have been the most glorious of finals, but the goal meant the club had returned to the place they ungracefully fell from after three decades and an arduous 61 matches.