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Nonleague Lincoln do the unthinkable with 89thminute winner to reach FA Cup

first_imgNon-league Lincoln do the unthinkable with 89th-minute winner to reach FA Cup quarter-finals The Imps got the better of Premier League side Burnley thanks to a late header from Sean Raggett. 11,677 Views Saturday 18 Feb 2017, 2:39 PM By AFP Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 14 Comments Follow us: Pep makes one thing clear about his future – he’s never going back to BarcaHarry Arter and his partner Rachel welcome baby girl into the world SEAN RAGGETT SCORED an 89th-minute winner as non-league Lincoln City stunned Burnley 1-0 to claim one of the biggest upsets in the history of the FA Cup.Eighty-one places below Burnley in the English football pyramid, fifth-tier Lincoln prevailed when defender Raggett squeezed a header over the line following a late corner at Turf Moor.Lincoln are the first non-league team to reach the FA Cup’s last eight since Queens Park Rangers in 1914.They are the eighth side from below England’s four fully professional divisions to have beaten top-flight opposition since World War II and only the second to have done so since 1989.Burnley drew 1-1 at home to runaway Premier League leaders Chelsea last weekend and have beaten Liverpool and champions Leicester City on home turf this season. Sean Raggett scores the only goal of the game. Source: Martin RickettLincoln join Hereford United, who toppled Newcastle United in 1972, and Sutton United, conquerors of Coventry City in 1989, among the ranks of the FA Cup’s non-league giant-killers.Sutton, also of the fifth-tier National League, will hope to pull off another upset when they host Arsenal on Monday.Burnley manager Sean Dyche made six changes to his starting XI with Jeff Hendrick suspended and Robbie Brady cup-tied and was quickly made aware that his side were in for a scrap as Lincoln’s Nathan Arnold squared for Jack Muldoon to sweep a first-time shot over the bar.There was an early setback for Burnley when Johann Berg Gudmundsson was forced off in the 20th minute after a foul by Alan Power, with George Boyd coming on.Burnley were unable to convert the handful of chances they created, with Lincoln goalkeeper Paul Farman saving from Andre Gray and Joey Barton, while Scott Arfield and Gray shot off-target. Joey Barton should’ve been sent off after being involved in a number of incidents. Source: Dave HowarthBurnley’s frustrations manifested themselves in some antagonistic behaviour by renowned brawler Barton during the second half.He escaped censure for stamping on Matt Rhead’s foot and then pretending to have been struck by the Lincoln striker and was later booked for slapping Terry Hawkridge.With a replay beckoning, a deep corner from the right was headed back across goal by Lincoln captain Luke Waterfall and Raggett met it with a header that Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton could not keep out.- © AFP, 2017The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Short URL Feb 18th 2017, 2:39 PM Share17 Tweet Email last_img read more