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Beşiktaş win Group E with Stoke scalp

Published: Wednesday 14 December 2011, 20.59CET
Beşiktaş JK 3-1 Stoke City FC
Second-half goals from Manuel Fernandes, Mustafa Pektemek and Edu ensured the hosts qualified and overhauled ten-man Stoke at the summit.
Beşiktaş win Group E with Stoke scalp
Manuel Fernandes of Beşiktaş celebrates after scoring his penalty ©Getty Images

Match statistics

BeşiktaşStoke

Goals scored3
 
1
Attempts on target10
 
2
Attempts off target12
 
3
Corners8
 
3
Offsides2
 
1
Fouls committed8
 
13
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red cards0
1

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Last updated: 17/05/2012 12:39 CET

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Published: Wednesday 14 December 2011, 20.59CET

Beşiktaş win Group E with Stoke scalp

Beşiktaş JK 3-1 Stoke City FC
Second-half goals from Manuel Fernandes, Mustafa Pektemek and Edu ensured the hosts qualified and overhauled ten-man Stoke at the summit.

Beşiktaş JK progressed to the last 32 as UEFA Europa League Group E winners after a 3-1 victory against already qualified Stoke City FC in Istanbul.

The hosts required just a point to join their opponents in the knockout stage but fell behind when Ricardo Fuller fired the English side in front after 29 minutes. However, Carlos Carvalhal's charges overhauled Stoke at the section summit after the break as Matthew Upson was sent off for conceding a penalty that Manuel Fernandes converted before Mustafa Pektemek headed in and Edu added a third on 82 minutes.

Were it not for Asmir Begović in the Stoke goal, the Black Eagles could have been out of sight before the opening goal. Hugo Almeida poked an early chance wide before the goalkeeper repelled efforts from Fabian Ernst and Veli Kavlak from the edge of the area. The Potters' No1 then foiled Almedia from distance, though only after Stoke's first significant foray saw Rüştü Reçber sprawl at Cameron Jerome's feet to thwart the pacy forward.

Tony Pulis' men made the breakthrough when Fuller dispossessed Fernandes and fired in from 25 metres via a deflection off Egemen Korkmaz. It could have been two moments later as Fuller charged down an attempted clearance from Rüştü, the rebound bouncing back into play off the crossbar, before Begović resumed his resistance by tipping a Fernandes drive away.

The turning point came on 57 minutes when Upson was dismissed for bringing down Almeida as he latched on to a through ball from Fernandes. Begović was finally beaten as Fernandes sent him the wrong way from the penalty spot and the goalscorer nearly completed the turnaround with an acrobatic volley, only for the Bosnian to win that duel.

Mustafa headed in a corner 16 minutes from time and fellow substitute Edu smashed in a late third as Stoke's unbeaten record in the phase was comprehensively brought to an end.

Last updated: 16/12/11 0.06CET

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Lineups

beşiktaş

Beşiktaş

stoke

Stoke

1
Rüştü ReçberRüştü Reçber (GK) (C)
1
BegovićAsmir Begović (GK)
Yellow Card44
3
İsmail Köybaşıİsmail Köybaşı
3
HigginbothamDanny Higginbotham
4
Manuel FernandesManuel Fernandes
Goal59
9
JonesKenwyne Jones
6
SivokTomáš Sivok
10
FullerRicardo Fuller
Yellow Card27
Goal29
8
Veli KavlakVeli Kavlak
15
DiaoSalif Diao
9
Hugo AlmeidaHugo Almeida
Substitution74
20
UpsonMatthew Upson (C)
Red Card57
13
HilbertRoberto Hilbert
Yellow Card61
24
DelapRory Delap
18
Necip UysalNecip Uysal
Substitution77
28
WilkinsonAndy Wilkinson
Substitution28
23
HološkoFilip Hološko
Substitution46
32
ArismendiDiego Arismendi
28
ErnstFabian Ernst
33
JeromeCameron Jerome
55
Egemen KorkmazEgemen Korkmaz
40
W. PalaciosWilson Palacios

Substitutes

99
Cenk GönenCenk Gönen (GK)
27
NashCarlo Nash (GK)
5
İbrahim Toramanİbrahim Toraman
16
PennantJermaine Pennant
Substitution28
11
Mustafa PektemekMustafa Pektemek
Substitution46
Goal74
41
ClarksonMichael Clarkson
17
Ekrem DağEkrem Dağ
44
DawsonLucas Dawson
24
Júlio AlvesJúlio Alves
Substitution77
27
SidneiSidnei
33
EduEdu
Substitution74
Goal82
Yellow Card90+2

Coach

Carlos Carvalhal (POR) Tony Pulis (WAL)

Referee

Marcin Borski (POL)

Assistant referees

Rafal Rostkowski (POL), Tomasz Listkiewicz (POL)

Fourth official

Tomasz Garbowski (POL)

Additional assistant referees

Dawid Piasecki (POL), Daniel Stefanski (POL)

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