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Lincoln, Millwall make history at FA Cup
2/18/2017 10:39:33 PM
Fitzgerald Cecilio - 4E Sports Reporter

London, England, United Kingdom (4E Sports) - Sean Raggett scored on a header in the 89th minute as Lincoln edged Burnley , 1-0, to become the first non-league side in 103 years to make it to the quarterfinal of the FA Cup.

"Football at our level is not romantic and this moment in the limelight is special," Imps boss Danny Cowley said, whose team is 81 places behind Burnley in the football pyramid.

"It was a one in 100 chance and thankfully we got that opportunity," he added.

This also marked the first time in Lincoln's 133-year history that it reached the quarterfinal of the prestigious event.

The quarterfinal draw will take place Sunday.

Later, Millwall duplicated Lincoln's achievement after beating Premier League champion Leicester City behind Shaun Cummings' goal in the 90th minute.

This is the first time that two non-league teams have reached the FA Cup fifth round since 1888.

Millwall dealt the Foxes their first FA Cup defeat by a side from the third tier or lower since they were knocked out by Wycombe Wanderers in 2001.

The reigning Premier League champions, who face Sevilla in the Champions League, are in danger of relegation after five successive defeats left them one place and one point above the bottom three.

"We took inspiration from what Lincoln have done. What they achieved today outshines us," Millwall manager Neil Harris said.

In other FA Cup matches, Middlesbrough beat Oxford United, 1-0; Chelsea downed Wolves, 2-0; while Huddersfield Town forced Manchester City to a scoreless draw.

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