BURNLEY boss Sean Dyche was pleased to negotiate a safe passage into the third qualifying round of the Europa League after a 3-1 extra time success against Aberdeen on Thursday night.

Chris Wood put the Clarets ahead early on at Turf Moor but Lewis Ferguson levelled before the break with a stunning overhead kick.

Ashley Barnes and Sam Vokes were denied by excellent Joe Lewis saves in the second half before Jack Cork made the breakthrough for Burnley in the second half of extra time, heading in Charlie Taylor’s cross.

Ashley Barnes sealed the win with a late penalty after a Scott McKenna handball, setting up a trip to Turkey to take on Istanbul Basaksehir.

And Dyche was pleased to see his side progress against a resilient Aberdeen side.

“Credit to Aberdeen,” the Clarets chief said. “I thought they were excellent in both games, they certainly came out to try and make it a game and not come to defend.

“I would say there is a couple of interesting decisions. We did finally get a penalty so that was good. There were other decisions which I thought certainly didn’t favour us.

“Equally their keeper I thought was outstanding. We kept probing and looking to break them down and we did on a few occasions and then we did on a few occasions and their keeper pulled out some marvellous saves. Overall I am very pleased, it was a tricky tie.

“I think our fans just literally wanted to get into Europe so we have given achieved that for them now!

“There were a lot of positives but also a lot of work to do.”