Eskişehirspor deserved to beat Beşiktaş 1-0 according to Black Eagles manager Slaven Bilic.
“Eskişehirspor deserved to win, we struggled to create chance and our opposition were solid and played better on the day,” Bilic told Lig Tv after the game.
Bilic decided to drop defender Pedro Franco, central midfielder Atiba Hutchinson and right winger Gökhan Töre from the starting line up.
The former Croatian national team manager decided to rest the players ahead of the Europa League Round of 32 clash against Liverpool on Thursday 26 February.
Beşiktaş suffered only their second away loss of the season against EsEs.
Eskişehirspor ended the Black Eagles four match win streak and won their second game in a row in the process.
The win saw EsEs move into 12th place in the Süper Lig on 23 points.
Beşiktaş remain in 2nd place following the loss but could drop into 3rd place if Fenerbahçe beat Akhisar.
The Eagles take on Liverpool in the second leg of the Europa League Round of 32 tie at the Atatürk Olympic stadium next week.