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Cork the toast of Burnley after extra-time decider

Burnley 1 Istanbul Basaksehir 0

Winning strike: Jack Cork’s goal keeps Burnley in Europe
Winning strike: Jack Cork’s goal keeps Burnley in Europe

By Robert Jones

Jack Cork was Burnley's Europa League hero again as Sean Dyche's men edged past Istanbul Basaksehir in extra-time and booked a play-off trip to Greece.

The Clarets were held to a goalless draw by their Turkish opponents, replicating last week's away leg stalemate, but substitute Cork rifled a 97th-minute winner at Turf Moor as a 1-0 win kept the club's continental adventure going.

The once-capped England midfielder netted at a similar stage in the previous round to break the deadlock against Aberdeen and he will get the chance to extend his unlikely scoring streak against Olympiacos next week. Joe Hart had a night to remember on his home debut, making a series of strong saves in an extended duel with Edin Visca, and has yet to concede after three outings for his new club.

Dyche, who has placed Europe a clear second behind Premier League efforts, managed the win with seven first team changes.

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