Lincoln City topple Burnley as Sean Raggett seals historic FA Cup shock

Lincoln City, from England's fifth division, stunned Premier League side Burnley 1-0 on the road to snap non-league clubs' 103-year drought in making the quarterfinals, as Sean Raggett scored in the 89th minute to secure the stunning win.

And they were made to pay for their profligacy, as defender Sean Raggett headed home from close range after an 89th-minute corner, with goalline technology proving the ball crossed the line before Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton pushed the ball clear.

Lincoln have become the first non-league team to reach the quarter finals of the FA Cup in more than 100 years.

"It's a football miracle for a non-league team to be in the last eight".

They had the majority of possession in the first half but Raggett's header consigned them to only their fourth home defeat in their past 30 matches at Turf Moor. They played for each other, they played for their families and they are rightly sitting on that coach now proud as punch because they deserve all the back slapping that they are no doubt going to get.

"There are many different pathways into football, there's the debate of managers' backgrounds, who's played, who hasn't, different levels, I don't think there's an exact pathway".

So who are the current favourites to win the FA Cup? There are 81 places between the two sides in the league pyramid.

Clear-cut opportunities were at a premium in a tempestuous second half, and Burnley boss Sean Dyche introduced Ashley Barnes to his attack in the final 20 minutes to try and take advantage of potential exhausted legs in the Lincoln backline.

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"I thought the atmosphere was electric". Lincoln was playing in the last 16 for the first time in 130 years.

Lincoln provided the shock of the round so far, beating Burnley at Turf Moor.

Ten-man Millwall eliminated Premier League champions Leicester City with Shaun Cummings scoring a last-minute victor to secure a 1-0 victory for the League One side at The Den. "Whoever says the competition is dead hasn't been in Lincoln for the last six to eight weeks".

"It is a fantastic day", Cowley told BT Sport.

"They're a top quality side, drew with Chelsea last week, it's wonderful".

"It has been massive for us and we have loved every minute and it is life changing for us this period, there is no doubt about that", he added.

It looked like one-way traffic, but in the final minute of normal time Lincoln won it.

  • Rita Burton