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Joe Hart keeps clean sheet on Burnley debut in Turkey

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Joe Hart kept a clean sheet on his Burnley debut as the Clarets came away with a goalless draw at Istanbul Basaksehir in their Europa League third qualifying round clash.

Burnley, appearing in their first game outside the UK in 51 years, were given a boost by Hart, who only completed his move from Manchester City on Tuesday.

Overall, though, there were few chances as the Premier League opted to attack only rarely.

Basaksehir had the best chance to score on the hour mark as Milos Jojic...

 By Eren Sarigul

Arda Turan gets 16-game ban for pushing linesman during Turkish Super Lig match

On-loan Barcelona midfielder Arda Turan has received a 16-match suspension from the Professional Football Discipline Committee (PFDK) after pushing a linesman during the closing minutes of Basaksehir's 1-1 draw against Sivasspor in a Turkish Super Lig game last Friday.

The sanction is one of the most severe punishments in Turkish football history.

Turan, 30, was given his marching orders in the 94th minute of the eventful draw shortly after Basaksehir goalkeeper Volkan Babacan parried Sivasspor...

 By Eren Sarigul

Arda Turan faces ban for pushing linesman in Turkish Super Lig clash

Basaksehir's Arda Turan
Adra Turan could be subject to a lengthy ban for pushing a linesman in a Turkish Super Lig game.

On-loan Barcelona midfielder Arda Turan faces significant punishment after pushing a linesman late in Basaksehir's 1-1 draw against Sivasspor in a Turkish Super Lig game on Friday.

The Turkey international, loaned to Basaksehir in January, was sent off in the 94th minute of the draw after a shot by Sivasspor's Robinho was ruled an own goal on Volkan Babacan.

Former Super Lig referee Deniz Coban told Fanatik that Turan faces a 15-match ban "if we go by the rulebook ... but I don't think he'll get...

 By PA Sport

West Ham held to draw in Romania as Sassuolo win in Europa League playoff

Mark Noble converted a penalty as West Ham managed a draw.
Mark Noble coverted a penalty but West Ham settled for a draw in Romania.

West Ham suffered more jitters against Astra Giurgiu as they were held to a 1-1 draw in the first leg of their Europa League playoff on Thursday.

The Hammers, bidding to reach the group stages for the first time, looked set to take a 1-0 lead back to the London Stadium next week thanks to Mark Noble's penalty on the stroke of half-time.

However, Romanian champions Astra, who beat Slaven Bilic's side in last season's qualifiers, stunned the visitors again when sub Denis Alibec hit a late equaliser.

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Europa League draw: Southampton handed Vitesse Arnhem test

Southampton will face Dutch club Vitesse Arnhem in the third qualifying round of the Europa League, while West Ham were handed a potential tie against Scottish Premiership side Inverness Caledonian Thistle should they both progress.

Saints finished seventh in the Premier League last season and so were among the sides for Friday's draw in Nyon, Switzerland.

The fixture will see Southampton manager Ronald Koeman return to the Netherlands, where he previously managed Vitesse before moving to England.

West...