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FA Cup giantkillers could meet fellow minnows

Lincoln City could meet fellow minnows Sutton United in what would be the first all non-league FA Cup quarter-final since the foundation of the Football League in 1888.

The Imps set a record as they beat Premier League outfit Burnley 1-0 on Saturday, in what was described by pundits as one of the biggest upsets in FA Cup history.

Their reward for the giantkilling is a quarter-final trip to either Sutton United or Arsenal, who meet on Monday night.

Meanwhile, holders Manchester United have been drawn against Chelsea and Millwall will play Tottenham at home.

Sean Raggett is mobbed by his teammates after scoring
Image Caption: Lincoln’s Sean Raggett is mobbed after scoring a last-minute winner

Middlesbrough will face Manchester City or Huddersfield, who drew 0-0 on Saturday.

Lincoln City winger Nathan Arnold described his side’s quarter-final draw as “fantastic”.

He said: “There is potential there to play at The Emirates so we will be watching the game tomorrow night.

“Hopefully we can draw Arsenal away.”

Lincoln are only the second non-league side to have beaten top-flight opposition since 1989
Image Caption: Lincoln are only the second non-league side to have beaten top-flight opposition since 1989

Lincoln, who lie 16 places above Sutton United in the Vanarama National League, are the first non-league team to reach the FA Cup’s last eight since Queens Park Rangers in 1914.

They are the eighth side from below England‘s four fully professional divisions to have beaten top-flight opposition since World War II.

They are only the second to have done so since 1989.

The FA Cup quarter-finals will be played between 10-13 March.

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