Lincoln claim place in FA Cup history

Non-league Lincoln City wrote their own chapter in FA Cup history as they knocked out Premier League Burnley at Turf Moor with a 1-0 win.

A pulsating cup tie on Lancashire saw Lincoln compete throughout with the top-flight opponents and they won it in the final moments when centre-half Sean Raggett headed home.

Lincoln easily could have been playing against ten-men with Joey Barton clashing on a regular basis with City striker Matt Rhead – but they kept their heads to grab the win.

Lincoln are the first non-league side in 103 years to book a place in the quarter-finals of the cup, and only the fourth team in history to win at a top-flight side.

The achievement is all the more remarkable when you know that Burnley have one of the best home records in the Premier League and less than a week ago they drew with champions-elect Chelsea.

Bookmakers have already reacted to Lincoln’s remarkable win and in some places are as low as 66/1 to win the cup.

Millwall claimed a third top-flight scalp in-a-row as they knocked out Premier League champions Leicester City 1-0 at The New Den.

The Lions were fancied to do something before the game having been rated as short as 2/1 and they managed to courtesy of a last-minute strike.

Milwall had played most of the second-half with ten-men as Jake Cooper was sent-off but they still claimed the win with Shaun Cummings firing home in the last minute.

Manchester City were held to a goalless draw by Championship promotion contenders Huddersfield – so Pep Guardiola’s men will have to do it all again at the Etihad Stadium.

Despite not winning, City remain 10/3 favourites for the cup, alongside Chelsea – who made no mistake in booking their place in the last eight with a 2-0 at Wolves.

Paul Lambert’s side – who took care of Liverpool in the previous round – gave a good account of themselves and hit the woodwork before second-half efforts from Spanish pair Pedro and Diego Costa secured Chelsea’s passage.

Premier League Middlesbrough survived an entertaining clash with League One Oxford United at The Riverside claiming a 3-2 win. Boro had been 2-0 only to be pegged back by the visitors who looked to be on their way to a replay.

But substitute Cristhian Stuani grabbed the winner just five minutes from time.

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