The Clash have been voted the best punk band of all time in a new poll, pushing expected winners The Sex Pistols into second place.

US Punk godfathers The Ramones came third in the NME poll.

The Internet-only vote revealed that 29.9% chose The Clash as the greatest punk band ever - the Sex Pistols achieved 23.3% of the vote.

Derry band The Undertones were tenth.