Football: Lincoln create FA Cup history

LONDON (REUTERS) - Non-league Lincoln City produced a huge FA Cup shock to beat Premier League side Burnley 1-0 and reach the quarter-finals for the first time in their history on Saturday.

Sean Raggett's goal in the 89th minute settled a scrappy match at Turf Moor, making Lincoln the first non-league club to reach the last-eight of English football's most prestigious knockout competition since 1914 when Queens Park Rangers did so.

The visitors, who play in the fifth-tier National League, matched a side ranked 81 places higher and should have taken an early lead when Jack Muldoon fired over.

Burnley, with only three defeats in their previous 29 home matches in all competitions, struggled to impose themselves on Lincoln until the latter stages when they finally began to pile pressure on a tiring opposition side.

But just when it seemed Burnley would score, Lincoln were awarded a corner and after the Clarets' defence failed to clear, Raggett rose above a crowd of players to head the ball over the line.

They survived five minutes of injury time with Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton going forward to try to salvage a draw, to spark wild celebrations among the 3,500 travelling fans.