Europa League - Qualifying Third Round - 2nd Leg
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Europa League: Burnley beat Istanbul Basaksehir 1-0 after extra time

Jack Cork
Jack Cork's goal was his second of the season after he scored against Aberdeen in the previous round

Burnley moved within one round of the Europa League group stage as they beat Turkish side Istanbul Basaksehir after extra time.

Following a goalless first leg, Jack Cork scored the only goal at Turf Moor when he curled into the top corner.

Earlier, Ashley Barnes shot wide and Phil Bardsley's strike was saved by goalkeeper Mert Gunok.

Burnley goalkeeper Joe Hart made fine saves to deny Edin Visca and Kerim Frei at the end of the first half.

The Clarets, in their first season of European football since 1966-67, will play Greek side Olympiakos in a two-legged play-off, with the winners qualifying for the group stage.

"The players are showing a desire for the competition, which is great because there is a lot of negative noise around it," manager Sean Dyche told Radio 5 live.

"It is a massive badge of honour to be in a European competition, as most fans thought those days had gone forever."

Chelsea and Arsenal will join the competition in the group phase.

Another clean sheet for Hart

Dyche's Burnley, who qualified for Europe by finishing seventh in the Premier League, have already played four matches in the competition.

They needed extra time to overcome Aberdeen 4-2 on aggregate in the second qualifying round this month, and again had to battle hard to edge out Istanbul Basaksehir.

Burnley managed only two shots in the first leg - their lowest in any match since March 2012 - with neither on target.

But they made a brighter start on Thursday as Barnes hit the side-netting and Bardsley's powerful strike was well saved.

There were no away fans in the ground after Istanbul Basaksehir made the decision not to sell tickets to their fans, but the visitors enjoyed a bright spell just before half-time.

Joe Hart
Joe Hart has not conceded a goal in the three games he has played for Burnley since moving from Manchester City earlier this month

This was a third consecutive clean sheet for Burnley since England international Hart joined for £3.5m from Manchester City this month.

The 31-year-old, left out of England's squad for this summer's World Cup, twice denied Visca and also frustrated former Fulham midfielder Frei to help take the tie into extra time.

Despite his heroics, Dyche was keen for Hart not to become the focal point of the Clarets' season.

"I'm surprised you're not fed up, we've been talking about him for two weeks," said Dyche.

"I made a lot of the display of the team. There were a lot of really good performances and they deserve just as many mentions.

"But Joe definitely played his part, just so you're happy."

After the first leg, Istanbul Basaksehir manager Abdullah Avci criticised Burnley's "long-ball" tactics, but Cork's 98th-minute goal came via a fine finish from 22 yards as he curled home after receiving a pass from Jeff Hendrick.

"Tonight's was a sublime goal," added Dyche. "That is something we don't get enough credit for. If that is a more trendy name than Jack Cork, it would be raved about."

Former Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor came on in the 66th minute for the visitors, but shot over in normal time and headed over late in extra time.

What next for Burnley?

Burnley face Olympiakos in the Europa League play-off round, with the first leg in Greece taking place next Thursday and the second leg at Turf Moor on 30 August.

Olympiakos, who finished third in the Greek Superleague last season, recorded a 7-1 aggregate win over Swiss side Luzern in the third qualifying round - a 4-0 victory in Greece in the first leg followed by a 3-1 victory in Switzerland on Thursday.

The Olympiakos squad includes former Nottingham Forest midfielder Andreas Bouchalakis, defender Omar Elabdellaoui, who began his career at Manchester City and had a loan spell at Hull last season, and centre-half Roderick Miranda, on loan from Wolves.

Burnley have a home Premier League game against Watford on Sunday (13:30 BST).

Line-ups

Burnley

  • 20Hart
  • 26Bardsley
  • 14GibsonBooked at 102mins
  • 28LongBooked at 41mins
  • 3Taylor
  • 25LennonSubstituted forBerg Gudmundssonat 58'minutes
  • 18WestwoodSubstituted forCorkat 82'minutes
  • 13Hendrick
  • 23WardBooked at 116mins
  • 10BarnesSubstituted forTarkowskiat 120+2'minutes
  • 9VokesSubstituted forWoodat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Lowton
  • 4Cork
  • 5Tarkowski
  • 7Berg Gudmundsson
  • 11Wood
  • 30Legzdins
  • 31McNeil

Istanbul Basaksehir

  • 34Günok
  • 80de Souza Paula Júnior
  • 27da Costa
  • 6Epureanu
  • 3Clichy
  • 21TekdemirSubstituted forInlerat 92'minutesBooked at 117mins
  • 17KahveciBooked at 40minsSubstituted forJojicat 109'minutes
  • 5Belozoglu
  • 7Visca
  • 9BajicSubstituted forAdebayorat 66'minutes
  • 29FreiSubstituted forNapoleoniat 102'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Babacan
  • 4Attamah
  • 10Adebayor
  • 18Napoleoni
  • 28Jojic
  • 33Ucar
  • 88Inler
Referee:
Istvan Kovacs
Attendance:
16,583

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Thursday 16th August 2018

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Villarreal6321106411
2FC Astana6312107310
3Slavia Prague62226608
4Maccabi Tel-Aviv611418-74

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dynamo Kiev6411159613
2Partizan Belgrade622289-18
3Young Boys613278-16
4Skenderbeu6123610-45

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Sporting Braga631298110
2Ludogorets62317529
3Istanbul Basaksehir622278-18
4Hoffenheim6123810-25

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1AC Milan6321136711
2AEK Athens61506518
3HNK Rijeka62131112-17
4Austria Vienna6123916-75

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Atalanta64201441014
2Lyon6321114711
3Everton6114715-84
4Apollon Limassol6033514-93

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lokomotiv Moscow632194511
2FC Copenhagen62317349
3Sheriff Tiraspol62314409
4Zlín6024110-92

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Viktoria Plzen6402138512
2Steaua Bucharest631297210
3Lugano6303911-29
4Hapoel Be'er Sheva6114510-54

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Arsenal64111441013
2Red Star Belgrade62313219
3Köln620478-16
4BATE Borisov6123616-105

I

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1RB Salzburg633071612
2Marseille62224408
3Konyaspor613246-26
4Vitória Guimarães612359-45

J

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ath Bilbao632185311
2Östersunds FK632184411
3Zorya Luhansk620439-66
4Hertha Berlin612367-15

K

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Lazio6411127513
2Nice630312759
3SV Zulte Waregem6213813-57
4Vitesse6123510-55

L

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Zenit St Petersburg65101751216
2Real Sociedad64021661012
3Rosenborg6123611-55
4Vardar6015320-171
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