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Burnley need extra time against battling Aberdeen to seal Europa League progress

Stephen Ward played 90 minutes for the Premier League side, and Jeff Hendrick came off the bench.

Jack Cork celebrates after breaking the deadlock in extra time.
Jack Cork celebrates after breaking the deadlock in extra time.
Image: Richard Sellers

Burnley 3-1 Aberdeen (aet, 1-1 FT, 4-2 agg)

EXTRA-TIME GOALS from Jack Cork and Ashley Barnes spared Burnley’s blushes as they beat Aberdeen 3-1 in the second qualifying round of the Europa League, progressing 4-2 on aggregate.

Despite struggling at times during a 1-1 draw at Pittodrie, Sam Vokes’ away goal gave Burnley an advantage they looked set to capitalise upon emphatically when Chris Wood delighted Turf Moor with a sixth-minute opener.

But Derek McInnes’ men responded with style and character – their belief only growing when 18-year-old Lewis Ferguson acrobatically netted his first professional goal before the half hour.

Both sides had chances during the second half and they remained locked together until Cork’s 101st-minute header and a penalty six minutes from time from Barnes secured a trip to Istabul Basaksehir in the third qualifying round next week.

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