Memorable night for minnows as non league sides Lincoln and Sutton win FA Cup third round replays

Premier League Crystal Palace avoided an early exit

BY Raf Diallo 22:47 Tuesday 17 January 2017, 22:47 17 Jan 2017

Lincoln City players celebrate their victory in the changing rooms after the Emirates FA Cup, third round replay match at Sincil Bank, Lincoln. Picture by Mike Egerton PA Wire/PA Images

English non-league sides Lincoln City and Sutton United have reached the fourth round of the FA Cup after the first night of third round replays.

Both clubs had late goals to thanks in their replay victories as they progress to the next stage of competition.

Lincoln scoring a 91st minute winner to beat Championship side Ipswich 1-0, setting up a home tie with Brighton.

Nathan Arnold got the goal for the first club managed by the former England, Aston Villa and Watford manager Graham Taylor, who passed away last week at the age of 72. He also played at the club between 1968 and 1972.

Sutton won 3-1 at third tier AFC Wimbledon and they will host Leeds United in their fourth round tie.

Crystal Palace avoided an upset, coming from behind to beat League One Bolton Wanderers 2-1, meaning they will now host Manchester City in the next round.

Christian Benteke scored twice for the Eagles in the second half to overturn the opening goal from Bolton winger James Henry.

Burnley won 2-0 against Sunderland to set up a home tie with Bristol City, who were 1-0 winners at Fleetwood Town.

Sam Vokes and Andre Gray scored either side of half time for Sean Dyche's side against a Sunderland team that did not bring on top scorer Jermaine Defoe until the 63rd minute.

Blackpool needed extra-time to win 2-1 at Barnsley.


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