CALLUM Wilson’s late winner earned Cherries a dramatic 2-1 victory on the final day of the season at Burnley.

The Cherries frontman came off the bench to net his first goal since January, meaning Cherries finished 12th in the table.

Wilson struck home three minutes into stoppage time after Joshua King had initially levelled the contest on his 100th Premier League appearance.

Cherries’ second-half strikes came after Chris Wood had fortuitously put the Sean Dyche’s side in front on 34 minutes.

The result meant Cherries also finished the highest-placed south coast club for the first time in their league history. It was also the Dorset club’s first ever victory at Burnley.

Cherries had a considerable £10million difference in Premier League prize money on the line depending on their finishing position - they made four changes to their starting XI.

Simon Francis and Lewis Cook did not travel to Turf Moor. The Cherries skipper had been struggling with illness earlier in the week.

Midfielder Cook, who could be named in England boss Gareth Southgate’s World Cup squad on Wednesday, was rested by the visitors. Callum Wilson and Mark Pugh dropped to the bench.

Francis’s absence meant a first start since September for defender Tyrone Mings, who had come off the bench following an ongoing back problem during the 1-0 victory over Swansea last time out.

Midfielder Emerson Hyndman made his first Premier League appearance almost two years since signing from Fulham.

There were recalls for Jordon Ibe and Lys Mousset. Andrew Surman captained the visitors.

Burnley had gone into the contest having secured seventh spot in the division and earned European football for the first time in 51 years.

Striker Wood, who also scored when the sides met at Vitality Stadium in November, was passed fit to start having missed the Clarets’ 5-0 defeat at Arsenal. Former Cherries youngster Sam Vokes was left to settle for a place on the bench.

In what was a quiet start from both sides, it was the Clarets who fashioned the first real chance of the contest on 18 minutes.

After Johann Berg Gudmundsson had burst down the left flank, he cut the ball back for Stephen Ward, whose shot was blocked by Cherries defender Nathan Ake.

At the other end, Ibe looked to create an opening by skipping past his man and drilling a low cross into the six-yard box but the delivery evaded everybody and drifted to safety.

It was former Liverpool man Ibe who almost played his part once again as Cherries forced the first shot on goal.

He found space on the right to slide the ball into Mousset, whose low drive from inside the box was thwarted by Burnley stopper and England hopeful Nick Pope.

As the contest began to liven up, Burnley’s Jeff Hendrick surged forward from midfield. After some neat feet from the Republic of Ireland international, his deflected effort looped into the hands of Cherries keeper Asmir Begovic.

Cherries continued to threaten however and they almost found the breakthrough on 25 minutes.

Charlie Daniels, who had scored for the Dorset club at Turf Moor in December 2016, ran on to King’s pass and stung the palms of Pope with a venomous strike on the angle.

Hendrick continued to create for the hosts, who worried the visiting defence on the half-hour mark.

After a cross was headed into a dangerous area, he rolled the ball into Jack Cork, who dragged wide of the post when he could have done better.

Wood’s blushes were then spared as the powerful New Zealander skied the ball over the bar unchallenged from four yards out – only for winger Aaron Lennon to have been flagged offside in the build-up.

But the Burnley frontman was to get his goal as the hosts opened the scoring on 39 minutes with his 11th strike of the campaign.

He was the beneficiary of Ashley Westwood’s shot, which fortuitously cannoned off him and looped into the net beyond a helpless Begovic.

Burnley centre-back James Tarkowski made the Bosnian stopper work with a header at the back post shortly before the interval, as Cherries went in at the break a goal behind.

The visitors could have been level within two minutes of the restart.

Ibe’s corner found King at the back post, who controlled well and saw his attempt charged down by Tarkowski as Burnley scrambled the ball to safety.

Begovic was then tasked with clinging on to a strike from Hendrick after the midfielder had picked up a dangerous pass from Wood.

With Cherries going in search of a leveller, Hyndman’s neat turn in midfield allowed him to find Ibe, who ran with vigour at the hosts’ backline.

He picked out Mousset, who tried his luck from 20 yards out and saw his effort ricochet to safety.

That was to be the France under-21 international’s final involvement, as both he and Hyndman were replaced by Wilson and Dan Gosling. Vokes then came on in place of Wood.

Mings’s afternoon then came to an abrupt end as he picked up a knock and received treatment. He was replaced by Jermain Defoe as Cherries reverted to a back four.

Claims for a Cherries penalty were then waved away by referee Paul Tierney as King went to ground in the box under a challenge from Lennon, who appeared to trip the striker.

But King was to get his goal on 74 minutes as he fired home to make it 1-1 on his milestone top-flight appearance.

After initially squaring for Defoe, whose stabbed effort was saved by Pope, the ball was recycled to the Norwegian frontman, who stroked home his 12th goal of the season and his third in three games against the Clarets.

And with just seconds of their campaign remaining, Cherries found a winner.

A slip from Kevin Long allowed Defoe to run at goal, he slid the ball into Wilson, who kept his cool to end his scoring drought and ensure Eddie Howe’s men wrapped up the campaign with a victory.

Cherries (3-4-3): Begovic, S Cook, Ake, Mings (Defoe, 66), Fraser, Hyndman (Gosling, 59), Surman, Daniels, Ibe, King, Mousset (Wilson, 59).

Unused subs: B Smith, Pugh, Taylor, Boruc (g/k).

Booked: None.

Burnley (4-5-1): Pope, Lowton, Long, Tarkowski, Ward, Hendrick, Cork, Westwood, Lennon (McNeil, 90+4), Gudmundsson (Wells, 80), Wood (Vokes, 61).

Unused subs: Taylor, Nkoudou, Bardsley, Heaton (g/k).

Booked: None.

Referee: Paul Tierney.

Attendance: 20,720 (including 1,164 away supporters).