Not since QPR in 1914 had a team from outside the top four divisions made it into the last eight.
But Sean Raggett’s 89th-minute header gave the Imps an incredible 1-0 giantkilling victory at Premier League Burnley and earned them a place in today’s Sixth Round draw.
Lincoln boss Danny Cowley said: “It’s a football miracle for a non-league team to be in the last eight.
Lincoln recorded one of the biggest upsets in FA Cup history
Lincoln are the first non-league side to reach the FA Cup quarter-finals since 1914
Match-winner Raggett said: "This is unheard of in modern football. It's an unbelievable feeling, it hasn’t really sunk in yet.”
And Matthew Rhead doesn't believe their FA Cup dream-run has to end in the quarter-finals.
“There was a lot of water flying around in the dressing room but no champagne," he said.
Twitter reacts as Lincoln City beat Burnley in FA Cup
Sat, February 18, 2017
Lincoln City beat Burnley in the FA Cup to secure their place in the quarter-finals
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Lincoln beat Burnley in the FA Cup and Twitter went nuts!
Danny Cowley only took over at Lincoln from Braintree along with his brother Nicky in the summer
“We haven’t won anything yet so there’s no point in celebrating.
“It’s a great day for our fans and the club because we’ve reached the quarter-finals but we want a medal at the end of the year.”
League One side Millwall also got in on the act when they saw off reigning Premier League champions Leicester City 1-0 – despite being down to 10 men for most of the second half at The Den.
Millwall also shocked reigning Premier League champions Leicester
Again, it was a last-minute winner, this time from Shaun Cummings, that secured victory.
This season’s FA Cup was already shaping up to be an historic one, with Lincoln and Sutton United – who play Arsenal on Monday – ensuring this was the first time since 1888 that two non-league sides had reached the fifth round.