Chelsea tame Wolves after afternoon of FA Cup upsets
Non league Lincoln were the fairytale of the day19:27 Saturday 18 February 2017, 19:27 18 Feb 2017
Chelsea are through to the FA Cup quarter finals after a 2-0 win at Wolves.
The Championship side proved awkward opposition and hit the post early on in the first half through midfielder George Saville but Chelsea as expected proved too strong.
Pedro's header at the far post and an opportunistic close range finish from Diego Costa sent Antonio Conte's Premier League leaders through.
Wolves were a difficult obstacle today but the Blues are into Sunday evening's FA Cup quarter-final draw. #WOLvCHE— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) February 18, 2017
Earlier, non league Lincoln City caused more than a stir as they knocked out Premier League Burnley after a 1-0 win away at Turf Moor.
Sean Raggett's late, late goal for Lincoln means the Imps are the first side from outside the English Football League to make it as far as the FA Cup quarter finals since QPR (now a Football League club of course) did so over a century ago in 1914.
While Lincoln's famous win was the headline, Burnley midfielder Joey Barton's on field actions were a subplot to proceedings.
Another surprise result saw reigning Premier League champions Leicester eliminated from this season's competition after a 1-0 defeat at League One Millwall.
Leicester have been in poor form in the Premier League and are facing a relegation battle but the FA Cup did not provide any salvation as Shaun Cummings' late goal for the 10-men of Millwall saw the Foxes exit.
Manchester City avoided being knocked out by Championship opposition but Huddersfield Town pulled off an excellent 0-0 draw at home to force Pep Guardiola's side into a replay.
The very best bits delivered every weekSubscribe now