Stoke advanced to the Europa League qualifying play-offs after a late own goal ended Hajduk Spilt's challenge.

The Potters threatened to add to their first-leg lead as Jonathan Walters broke free, but he had his weak shot blocked by defender Ljubo Milicevic.

The hosts applied more pressure in the second half with Anas Sharbini and Dinko Trebotic both looking dangerous.

But Stoke could relax once Milicevic turned Dean Whitehead's cross into his own net with Ryan Shotton lurking.

A two-legged play-off, with matches to be played on 18 and 25 August, now lies between Tony Pulis's side and the group stages proper.

STOKE'S NINE-MONTH MARATHON

  • If Stoke are to replicate Fulham's 2010 Europa League final appearance they have to be braced for a campaign lasting more than nine months
  • Stoke 1-0 Hajduk Split - 28 July 2011
  • Europa League final - 9 May 2012

The Stadion Poljud crowd provided a raucous backdrop to Hadjuk's efforts to drag themselves back into the tie, but ultimately they left disappointed.

Stoke summer recruit Jonathan Woodgate was pressed into early action on his debut, ushering the ball behind as Mario Tomasov broke into the box.

A clever run from Walters briefly bought him space in the Hajduk box, but his ambitious attempt to lift the ball into the far corner was snuffed out by the covering Milicevic.

The home side struggled to open up Stoke's well-drilled backline though, and it was not until the second half that they caused the visitors some nervous moments.

Ryan Shawcross stretched to divert Shabini's effort behind, before goalkeeper Asmir Begovic smothered Tomasov's effort.

As they continued to toil in vain, Hadjuk's ambitions were reduced to trying to force extra time, before that too disappeared in the first minute of injury time.

As in the first leg, Pulis brought on centre-half Shotton as a makeshift forward late on and the 22-year-old's presence in the six-yard box unsettled Milicevic into slicing past Danijel Subasic.

Lineup, Bookings (7) & Substitutions (6)

Hajduk Split

  • 01 Subasic
  • 05 Milicevic Booked
  • 22 Maloca
  • 28 Ruben Lima
  • 10 Trebotic (Saric - 69' Booked )
  • 11 Andric Booked
  • 14 Tomasov (Kukoc - 87' )
  • 21 Mario Brkljaca
  • 99 Anas Sharbini
  • 13 Vukusic
  • 20 Vukovic (Sharbini - 56' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Kalinic
  • 17 Kukoc
  • 19 Inoha
  • 08 Ljubicic
  • 18 Oremus
  • 09 Sharbini
  • 91 Saric

Stoke City

  • 01 Begovic Booked
  • 04 Huth
  • 17 Shawcross
  • 39 Woodgate
  • 06 Whelan
  • 07 Pennant Booked (Pugh - 84' )
  • 12 Wilson
  • 18 Whitehead Booked
  • 26 Etherington Booked
  • 09 Jones (Diao - 77' )
  • 19 Walters (Shotton - 86' )

Substitutes

  • 29 Sorensen
  • 05 Collins
  • 30 Shotton
  • 14 Pugh
  • 15 Diao
  • 23 Tonge
  • 32 Arismendi
Ref: De Marco
Att: 29,548

Match Stats

Shots

10 5

On target

5 3

Corners

8 3

Fouls

11 7

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:04 Full time

Full Time The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

90:00 +2:56

Danny Pugh provided the assist for the goal.

90:00 +2:56 Goal scored

Goal! - Ryan Shotton - Haj Split 0 - 1 Stoke Ryan Shotton fires in a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Hajduk Split 0 (0)-(2) 1 Stoke.

90:00 +0:49

Danny Pugh sends in a cross,

90:00 +0:03

Matthew Etherington crosses the ball in from the free kick.

90:00 +0:03 Booking

Booking Matthew Etherington receives a caution for dissent.

89:19 Booking

Booking Booking for Nikola Saric for unsporting behaviour.

89:14

Foul by Nikola Saric on Matthew Etherington, free kick awarded.

88:11

Short corner taken by Matthew Etherington from the right by-line.

87:37

A cross is delivered by Tonci Kukoc, blocked by Ryan Shawcross.

86:13 Substitution

Substitution Tonci Kukoc comes on in place of Marin Tomasov.

85:29 Substitution

Substitution Ryan Shotton joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jonathan Walters.

83:44 Substitution

Substitution Danny Pugh joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jermaine Pennant.

83:02

Marin Tomasov produces a drilled left-footed shot from 25 yards. Blocked by Jonathan Woodgate.

81:44

Free kick taken by Jermaine Pennant.

81:44 Booking

Booking Jermaine Pennant receives a caution.

80:16

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Walters by Srdjan Andric.

79:38

Ahmad Sharbini takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Comfortable save by Asmir Begovic.

78:42

Unfair challenge on Marin Tomasov by Marc Wilson results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Marin Tomasov.

76:10 Substitution

Substitution Salif Diao comes on in place of Kenwyne Jones.

75:46

The ball is swung over by Anas Sharbini, Robert Huth manages to make a clearance.

74:50

Shot from just outside the box by Anas Sharbini goes over the crossbar.

73:55

Outswinging corner taken by Marin Tomasov, clearance by Jonathan Woodgate.

73:07

Free kick awarded for a foul by Robert Huth on Alexandre Ruben Lima. Centre by Marin Tomasov, Srdjan Andric has an effort at goal from 12 yards. Jonathan Woodgate gets a block in.

70:35

Corner taken short by Marin Tomasov.

70:15

Shot by Nikola Saric. Brilliant save by Asmir Begovic.

69:44

The assistant referee signals for offside against Nikola Saric. Asmir Begovic takes the free kick.

68:04 Substitution

Substitution Nikola Saric is brought on as a substitute for Dinko Trebotic.

67:41

Effort from the edge of the area by Anas Sharbini goes wide of the left-hand post.

66:53

Short corner taken by Dinko Trebotic, Centre by Anas Sharbini, Jonathan Woodgate manages to make a clearance.

66:09

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jermaine Pennant from the left by-line, Header from close in by Ryan Shawcross misses to the right of the target.

65:16

Mario Brkljaca challenges Dean Whitehead unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Matthew Etherington.

63:06

Srdjan Andric takes the direct free kick.

63:06 Booking

Booking Dean Whitehead receives a yellow card.

62:59

Dean Whitehead concedes a free kick for a foul on Ahmad Sharbini.

61:32

Glenn Whelan challenges Marin Tomasov unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mario Brkljaca restarts play with the free kick.

61:00 Booking

Booking Asmir Begovic shown a yellow card.

59:11

Anas Sharbini delivers the ball, blocked by Ryan Shawcross. Corner taken right-footed by Marin Tomasov.

57:17

Alexandre Ruben Lima sends in a cross.

56:57

Short corner taken by Ante Vukusic from the left by-line.

55:50 Substitution

Substitution Ahmad Sharbini is brought on as a substitute for Ivan Vukovic.

52:31

Matthew Etherington delivers the ball, clearance made by Srdjan Andric. Glenn Whelan takes a shot. Save by Danijel Subasic.

50:13

Srdjan Andric concedes a free kick for a foul on Glenn Whelan. Direct free kick taken by Robert Huth.

46:37

Matthew Etherington takes a inswinging corner.

45:01

The game restarts for the second half.

45:00 +1:43

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Marin Tomasov from the left by-line, Kenwyne Jones makes a clearance.

45:00 +1:00

Free kick awarded for a foul by Robert Huth on Anas Sharbini. Free kick crossed left-footed by Marin Tomasov from left wing, Kenwyne Jones makes a clearance.

44:43 Half time

Half Time It is the end of the first-half.

44:20

The ball is delivered by Anas Sharbini, Jonathan Woodgate makes a clearance.

43:42

Drilled right-footed shot by Ivan Vukovic. Save by Asmir Begovic.

40:30

Short corner taken by Marin Tomasov from the right by-line.

39:49

The assistant referee signals for offside against Kenwyne Jones. Danijel Subasic restarts play with the free kick.

37:58

Free kick taken by Robert Huth.

37:58 Booking

Booking The referee books Srdjan Andric for unsporting behaviour.

37:52

Unfair challenge on Jermaine Pennant by Srdjan Andric results in a free kick.

36:43

Ante Vukusic crosses the ball, Asmir Begovic makes a comfortable save.

36:14

A cross is delivered by Anas Sharbini.

35:01

A cross is delivered by Matthew Etherington, save made by Danijel Subasic.

34:10

Foul by Ante Vukusic on Matthew Etherington, free kick awarded. Matthew Etherington takes the free kick.

32:19

Ivan Vukovic has an effort at goal from 20 yards. Ryan Shawcross gets a block in.

29:35

Direct free kick taken by Jermaine Pennant.

29:35 Booking

Booking Ljubo Milicevic is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

29:26

Foul by Ljubo Milicevic on Jonathan Walters, free kick awarded.

27:06

Kenwyne Jones gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ljubo Milicevic. Danijel Subasic takes the direct free kick.

26:29

The ball is delivered by Jermaine Pennant.

24:51

The official flags Dinko Trebotic offside. Asmir Begovic restarts play with the free kick.

21:46

Robert Huth fouled by Anas Sharbini, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Robert Huth.

20:46

Matthew Etherington sends in a cross, Kenwyne Jones produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.

17:30

Free kick awarded for a foul by Anas Sharbini on Kenwyne Jones. Robert Huth restarts play with the free kick.

16:52

Ivan Vukovic has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

14:43

Kenwyne Jones takes a shot. Blocked by Marin Tomasov.

12:17

Dean Whitehead concedes a free kick for a foul on Marin Tomasov. Free kick crossed left-footed by Marin Tomasov, blocked by Ryan Shawcross.

11:07

Marin Tomasov concedes a free kick for a foul on Marc Wilson. Direct free kick taken by Asmir Begovic.

8:36

Robert Huth crosses the ball.

7:11

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mario Brkljaca on Jonathan Walters. Asmir Begovic restarts play with the free kick.

7:02

The ball is delivered by Marin Tomasov, Ryan Shawcross makes a clearance.

4:02

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Marin Tomasov, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Mario Brkljaca goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

0:00

The match gets underway.

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