SEAN Dyche admitted winning the Championship title ‘meant a lot’ after the Clarets sealed the silverware with a convincing win at Charlton.

Burnley matched their points tally of 93 from two years ago with the 3-0 success at the Valley.

Goals from Sam Vokes, George Boyd and Andre Gray earned the Clarets the three points that they knew would secure the trophy.

The Football League had decided not to hand over the trophy on the final day of the season, but Burnley’s players instead lofted an inflatable Championship trophy in front of a packed away end.

The win also extended Burnley’s remarkable unbeaten league run to 23 games, half a season, and Dyche was delighted to finish the season in style.

“It means a lot,” the Clarets chief said of claiming the title. “We went up two years and we couldn’t quite catch Leicester, although we had a good try. The main job is to get promoted but once you’ve done that you want to win it.

“We made it clear at the beginning of the season that that was our intention.

“We haven’t blinked during it, people made a lot of our up-and-down run but I said we’re playing well and the wins will come, and they have done.

“I belief in everything we do as a staff and players.”

Dyche felt the Clarets were below par in the first half, but they started the second period quickly and Boyd and Gray struck within minutes of the restart to kick-off the party in the away end,

“We were below par first half but second half we took care of business as we have done many times this year,” said Dyche.

“To finish with such a good margin of victory in the way we did, 20 clean sheets in a season, champions, unbeaten since Boxing Day in 23 games, it’s fantastic.

“It’s at least decent.

“The staff and the players deserve massive credit. The staff’s job is to keep the players focused, and keep them on the details and stimulate and motivate.

“Then it’s for the players to take that information and the work ethic we offer them and to add it and deliver performances. They’ve done that virtually at the time. We’ve not relied on anyone else, we’ve done it ourselves.

“We were quiet first half and nowhere near what we’re about. It was the only slight blot on the day that I had to have a couple of cross words at half-time to stimulate a reaction, which it did, so I was pleased with that.”