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The mother of upsets happened in the FA Cup when Lincoln defeated Burnley 1-0 to become the first non league side to advance to the round of sixteen.

This is what makes the FA Cup a great competition. Anything can happen.


The Daily Mail; “Lincoln City’s sensational FA Cup adventure will continue into the quarter-finals after Sean Raggett’s late winner gave them a thoroughly deserved victory at Premier League Burnley.


Three thousand Imps fans cheered the non-leaguers onto a famous victory in which Danny Cowley’s men made a nonsense of 81 league places between them and Burnley, and overcame the best wind-up attempts of Joey Barton.

After victories over Championship sides Ipswich and Brighton, Burnley was meant to be a step too far.


Barton was later booked for shoving Terry Hawkridge before team-mate Jon Flanagan finally pushed him to the floor.

Lincoln, who are now just one match from playing at Wembley, never looked second best and could have enjoyed the perfect start after five minutes when Nathan Arnold’s pass from the right reached Jack Muldoon who agonisingly sliced his finish high over the bar from eight yards.

Burnley’s big No 9 Sam Vokes caused few problems – Lincoln face strikers like him every week – and it took 27 minutes for Burnley to test Farman with a crisp low shot from Andre Gray.


By then, Johann Berg Gudmunsson had departed after a heavy tackle by the aptly-named Alan Power.

The visitors forced a late flurry of corners and when Sam Habergham found skipper Luke Waterfall unmarked he headed back across to Raggett to make a hero of himself.


Gray was thwarted by Farnam and Michael Keane headed over in five frantic minutes of injury-time. But Lincoln become the first non-league side to reach the last eight since the FA Cup was restructured in 1920.

First though, it’s North Ferriby next in the league, on Tuesday night.



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