The FA Cup Quarter finals are just around the corner with the one and only fifth round replay resulting in Premier League giants Manchester City thrashing Championship side Huddersfield Town.
The major talking point though, was at Turf Moor where Lincoln City became the first non-league side in 103 years to reach the Quarterfinal stage of the FA Cup, beating Premier League Burnley thanks to Sean Raggett’s 89th minute header.
Lincoln, who have now defeated four teams in higher divisions to reach the last eight, are now one win away from Wembley. However, they will have to beat 12 time winners of the competition Arsenal to get there after the Gunners beat Lincoln’s National League rivals Sutton United at Gander Green Lane.
Both sides looked nervous to start off with but Arsenal’s class across the field soon became apparent in the 26th minute when Lucas Perez countered for the away side and delivered a cross-come-shot that evaded the Sutton defence and drifted into the corner.
Sutton were not out of the game though and had a chance to level through Adam May but he squandered their one and only chance of the first half meaning the teams would go in at half time with the score at 1-0 to Arsenal. The miss would prove costly as the Premier League side would soon double their lead after the restart when Theo Walcott finished off a fine passing move. Sutton definitely did themselves justice and were not phased by the magnitude of the occasion and performed well but sadly their fantastic FA Cup run was over. Walcott’s goal took him to four for the FA Cup in the two matches he has played. He average’s a goal every 45 minutes.
*Theo Robinson no longer plays for Lincoln after departing for Southend United in January.
With Manchester City beating Huddersfield 5-1 thanks to goals from Leroy Sane, Pablo Zabaleta, Kelechi Iheanacho and two from Sergio Aguero, next up for them is a trip to the Riverside to face Middlesbrough, who scraped passed Oxford United 3-2 thanks to goals from Grant Leadbitter, Rudy Gestede and Cristhian Stuani.
In the other Fifth Round ties, League One Millwall conquered another Premier League side, this time in the form of Premier League Champions Leicester City at the Den thanks to Shaun Cummings’ last minute winner. Millwall played over 40 minutes of the match with 10 men after Jake Cooper was sent off for two bookable offences.
The win for Millwall means that they will now head to White Hart Lane for a London derby with Tottenham Hotspur. Spurs managed to get passed another London team in the form of Fulham thanks to a Harry Kane hat trick.
The final Quarter final tie will be contested by two Premier League heavyweights at Stamford Bridge with Chelsea hosting Manchester United. Both sides beat Championship opposition to set up the tie with the Blues winning against Wolves at Molineux thanks to goals from Pedro and Diego Costa. Manchester United overcame Blackburn 2-1 at Ewood Park with goals from Marcus Rashford and Zlatan Ibrahimovic cancelling out Danny Graham’s opener for the home side.
Here is the draw in full: