FA Cup Fifth Round: Raggett heads Lincoln to victory at Burnley, Arsenal end Sutton’s dream run

Lincoln City made history as they became the first non-league side to reach the quarter-finals of the FA Cup in 103 years with a late 1-0 win at Premier League side Burnley.

It looked like the National League leaders were going to force Burnley to a replay, but they did even better when defender Sean Raggett headed home in the 89th minute to snatch a famous win for the National League leaders

Lincoln stunned Burnley at Turf Moor to bag a quarter-final against Arsenal image: skysports.com

Lincoln stunned Burnley at Turf Moor to bag a quarter-final against Arsenal
image: skysports.com

However, Sutton United‘s dream run came to an end as 12-time FA Cup winners Arsenal proved too much for the non-leaguers to handle with a 2-0 win for the Gunners at Gander Green Lane.

Lucas Perez’s cross drifted all the way in to the far corner to give Arsene Wenger’s side the lead on 26 minutes and Theo Walcott ensured Arsenal’s progress when he poked home ten minutes into the second half with his 100th goal for the club.

Millwall continued their incredible FA Cup run as Neil Harris’ side made it a hat-trick of victories against Premier League sides, this time toppling Premier League champions Leicester 1-0.

Millwall had defender Jake Cooper sent off for two bookable offences early in the second half, but it was the League One side who grabbed the winner in injury time when Shaun Cummings slotted past goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler from inside the box.

Holders Man United avoided an early FA Cup exit at Ewood Park as Jose Mourinho’s side had to come from a goal down to beat Blackburn 2-1 to reach the quarter-finals.

Danny Graham gave the Championship strugglers a surprise 17th minute lead when he slotted home in at the far post, but Marcus Rashford pulled the holders level ten minutes later when he rounded goalkeeper Jason Steele and slotted into an empty net.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic came off the bench to grab a 75th minute winner for the Red Devils, when the 35-year-old got on the end of Paul Pogba’s long ball and calmly slotted the ball home in at the far post.

Man United now face a tough trip to Chelsea in the quarter-finals next month, after the Blues suffered no problems in booking their place in the sixth round with a hard-fought 2-0 win at Wolves.

Pedro broke the deadlock on 65 minutes when he headed home from Willian’s cross at the back post and Diego Costa doubled their lead on 89 minutes, when the Spaniard fired low into the far corner from close range.

There were no problems for Tottenham as Mauricio Pochettino’s side remain on course for a first FA Cup win since 1991, after a comfortable 3-0 win at Fulham.

Harry Kane opened the scoring after 16 minutes by poking home Dele Alli’s cross from close range and Kane doubled Spurs advantage six minutes into the second half, when he side-footed home Christian Eriksen’s cross.

Kane wrapped up his hat-trick on 73 minutes when the English striker squeezed the ball past goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli at his near post, to book Spurs a quarter-finals clash against fellow Londoners Millwall.

Middlesbrough survived a Oxford comeback to book their place in the last eight of the FA Cup, with substitute Cristhian Stuani grabbing a late 3-2 win for Aitor Karanka’s men.

Grant Leadbitter put Boro 1-0 up from the penalty spot after 26 minutes after Chris Maguire bundled over Stewart Downing and Rudy Gestede’s first goal for the club doubled their lead eight minutes later with a spectacular bicycle kick.

Chris Maguire pulled one back for Michael Appleton’s side on 64 minutes and less than a minute later, the League One side were level when Toni Martinez struck the ball into the far corner, after Brad Guzan could only parry away Maguire’s effort.

However, Stuani came off the bench to break Oxford hearts in the 86th minute as the Uruguayan international tapped home at the near post to send Middlesbrough into the next round.

The final game between Championship promotion chasers Huddersfield and Man City is heading for a replay after Pep Guardiola’s side failed to break down the Terriers, who held on for a scoreless draw.

Rudy Gestede scored the goal of the round as Middlesbrough knocked out Oxford image: skysports.com

Rudy Gestede scored the goal of the round as Middlesbrough knocked out Oxford
image: skysports.com

Saturday 18 Feb

Burnley 0-1 Lincoln (Raggett 89)
Huddersfield 0-0 Man City
Middlesbrough 3-2 Oxford (Leadbitter pen 26, Gestede 34, Stuani 86 | Maguire 64, Martinez 65)
Millwall 1-0 Leicester (Cummings 90, Cooper s/o 52)
Wolves 0-2 Chelsea (Pedro 65, Costa 89)

Sunday 19 Feb

Fulham 0-3 Tottenham (Kane 16, 51, 73)
Blackburn 1-2 Man United (Graham 17 | Rsshford 27, Ibrahimovic 75)

Monday 20 Feb

Sutton 0-2 Arsenal (Perez 26, Walcott 55)

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