Non-league Imps make FA Cup history with stunning late win at Turf Moor

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Non-league Imps make FA Cup history with stunning late win at Turf Moor

Post by Irn Bru on Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:26 am

There was a breathless hush as Sean Raggett’s header floated towards goal.

An excruciating few seconds as the technology calculated whether it had crossed the line. Then – finally – a whistle and a raised arm. And then pandemonium. Improbably, impossibly, little Lincoln – small in status but enormous where it counted – had won the day. The last eight of the FA Cup will have its first non-League representatives since 1914.

You would call it magic, but magic is rarely as brutal as this. Quite aside from the result, it was an utterly enthralling cup tie – rugged and passionate, concussive and ill-tempered, off-kilter and off-colour, intensely physical and unashamedly English. Lincoln successfully drew their Premier League opposition – a side that manager Danny Cowley described as “a really, really good version of us” – into a scrap.

A real fairy tale at Turf Moor as Lincoln City knocked Premeir side Burnley out the FA Cup with an 89th minute winner.

QF now with the prospect of neeting Sutton United or the mighty Arsenal.
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