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Joe Hart has won 75 caps for England

Joe Hart marked his Burnley debut with a clean sheet – and a yellow card – as the Clarets held Istanbul Basaksehir to a goalless draw in the Europa League third qualifying round first leg.

The £3.5m signing from Manchester City produced a solid performance in Turkey.

Hart denied Brazilian defender Junior Caicara before tipping over ex-West Ham defender Manuel da Costa’s header.

Burnley, who host the second leg at Turf Moor next Thursday, did not manage a shot on target.

Indeed the Clarets had just two shots in total, their fewest since March 2012 against Ipswich in a Championship match.

Hart, one of the few Burnley players with Champions League experience, was booked midway through the second half for time wasting.

Burnley were cheered on by several hundred fans in Istanbul

Despite a lack of European experience, Sean Dyche’s team will be favourites to progress to the play-off round after another gritty away performance in the competition.

The Clarets, who launch their third successive Premier League campaign at Southampton on Sunday (13:30 BST), only had 17 outfield players available for the trip due to injuries and fitness.

Among those missing was striker Chris Wood, who is recovering from an infection caused by an insect bite.

Istanbul Basaksehir, who finished third in Turkey’s top-flight last season, carved out the better chances but could not find a way past Hart.

Substitute Milos Jojic wasted a great chance when he fired into the side-netting, while the hosts were denied a penalty when Jeff Hendrick appeared to handle from a late corner.

The winners of this tie will play either Greek side Olympiakos or Switzerland’s Luzern for a place in the group stage.

Olympiakos beat Luzern 4-0 in the first leg.

Former Arsenal, Man City and Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor, who plays for Istanbul Basaksehir but did not feature against Burnley, is pictured in the stand drinking tea

‘Possession is less relevant now’ – Dyche

Burnley manager Sean Dyche said: “I think overall, one of the more pleasing things is we had to bolt together a team and come somewhere like this where we’ve never been before and find a way of getting a result.

“You know, it’s tough coming to a place like this, it’s new to these lads, and we’ve come with 17 players – that’s our lot. So I’m really pleased, certainly with the shape and attitude, on a heavy, leg-sapping, old-fashioned pitch.

“Most clubs don’t statistically dominate the ball away from home in the Premier League, so the basics, the shape, the energy, the will, is very important. We’ve had 10 years of everyone saying possession wins – it doesn’t, as the World Cup showed. It’s less relevant now.”

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