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Burnley deserved equaliser says Aberdeen boss McInnes

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes said Burnley deserved their equaliser in Thursday night's 1-1 draw in their Europa League second-round first-leg clash.

Gary Mackay-Steven's put the Scottish side ahead with a first-half penalty. But after a frustrating even, Burnley finally found their equaliser on the 80th minute mark through Sam Vokes.

And McInnes wasn't surprised his side couldn't hold onto their lead.

McInnes said: "We ran out of legs a wee bit. It's nothing new. In that first game in Europe it's difficult to sustain your energy levels.

"But after that game the strength in the legs will be so much better next week, and we're still in the game. It's a cup tie.

"We are disappointed not to have won the game after taking the lead and having something to hold on to but nobody could say Burnley didn't deserve their equaliser.

"You could see why they only lost five or six games on the road in the Premier League last season. Their competitive side came out in the second half."

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