Result: Stoke City 2-1 Besiktas

Result: Stoke 2-1 Besiktas
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Stoke beat Besiktas 2-1 in their Europa League clash at the Britannia Stadium.

Stoke City have beaten Turkish side Besiktas 2-1 in their Europa League group stage match at the Britannia Stadium.

The visitors went ahead in the first half when Roberto Hilbert flicked a smart finish past Thomas Sorensen in the Stoke goal.

Tony Pulis's side were level almost instantly after Peter Crouch was on hand to nudge in from a corner.

The Potters took the lead from the penalty spot when Jonathan Walters converted after Crouch tumbled under Tomas Sivok's challenge.

Peter Crouch
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