Non-league Lincoln City knock out Burnley with stunning late victor
- Author: Darren Santiago Feb 19, 2017,
Feb 19, 2017, 0:35
Lincoln overcame Premier League side Burnley at Turf Moor and frustrated Sean Dyche's side to become the first non-league side to reach FA Cup quarter-final since 1914.
There were more than 3,000 at Turf Moor with thousands watching back in Lincoln, including at Sincil Bank where a big screen television was installed to show the fifth round tie.
The players and coaches of non-league team Lincoln wandered the field, some singing and celebrating between themselves, some on their phones to family and friends, others just in shock at the size of their achievement.
Leicester were on top in the first half but despite creating a number of chances they were unable to find a way past Jordan Archer, who pulled off two saves to deny Shinji Okazaki on separate occasions.
With the game seemingly set for a replay, up popped Cummings in the 90th minute, cutting inside from the right before firing a strike into the bottom corner to win it for Millwall.
Lincoln have lost just once in the 10 games they've played in 2017 and will see a Premier League giant-killing as the next step in the FA Cup romance story.
The ball crosses the line to send Lincoln City into the quarter-final of the competition.
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The Imps are led by Danny Cowley and his brother Nicky, who left Braintree Town and jobs in teaching to take full-time positions at Lincoln last June.
Lincoln did show the Clarets opportunities from mistakes but the opposition failed to make the majority and that would come back to haunt them.
Rhead battered Barton all afternoon, using a combination of brute strength and the odd sneaky elbow to exert his dominance.
Rhead added: "He's obviously a great player".
Six minutes before the interval, Lincoln defender Luke Waterfall's headed clearance fell nicely for Joey Barton lurking on the edge of the penalty area, but the 34-year-old midfielder's volley was blocked by Farman.
After Boyd brought down Alex Woodyard, Terry Hawkridge arrived on the scene and took a hand in the face from Barton before being shoved over by Flanagan.
It was Rhead and Lincoln who had the last laugh, though. Sean Raggett scored the victor in the 89 minute, after corner to the back post, was headed across the front of the goal.