It may have taken extra time, but Burnley advanced through into the third qualifying round of the Europa League with a 4-2 aggregate win over Aberdeen at Turf Moor on Thursday evening.
After drawing 1-1 at Pittodrie last week, Chris Woods took just six minutes of the second leg to force the Clarets, who are playing their first European fixtures in over 50 years, back into the lead.
However, Sean Dyche’s team were pegged back in acrobatic fashion roughly 20 minutes later when teenage midfielder Lewis Ferguson levelled for the Dons with his first ever senior goal…
Fabulous knock-down assist from Woods there, too. Ever the target man.
After things finished level at the end of normal time, Burnley kicked it up a notch and scored twice through Jack Cork and Ashley Barnes in the ensuing half-hour to register a 4-2 aggregate win by the final whistle.
They will now face Istanbul Basaksehir (Emmanuel Adebayor’s current employers) in the next round, which leaves them two ties from reaching the Europa League group stage proper.