By Martyn HermanLONDON,(Reuters)-Lincoln City produced a huge FA Cup shock to beat top-flight Burnley 1-0 away and become the first minor league club to reach the quarter-finals for 103 years yesterday.On a day of fifth-round toil for the top-flight sides, English champions Leicester City’s problems continued to mount as they went down 1-0 at third-tier Millwall, who played most of the second half with 10 men.Chelsea, chasing a league and FA Cup double, restored some order with goals from Pedro and Diego earning them a 2-0 win at Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers, but Manchester City were held to a 0-0 draw at Huddersfield Town.Middlesbrough quelled a stirring comeback by third-tier Oxford United to win 3-2 at the Riverside Stadium.The magic of the Cup will continue tomorrow when Lincoln’s National League (fifth-tier) rivals Sutton United host Arsenal.Holders Manchester United face Blackburn Rovers today after Tottenham Hotspur go to London rivals Fulham.Millwall’s third win over Premier League opposition this season, secured by Shaun Cummings’s 90th-minute goal at the New Den, would ordinarily have topped the shocks.But they were outdone by Lincoln.Sean Raggett’s headed goal in the 90th minute continued the dream run of the National League leaders who easily matched a side 81 places higher up the English football ladder and who held Premier League leaders Chelsea to a draw a week ago.FOOTBALL MIRACLE“It’s a football miracle for a non-league team to be in the last eight,” Lincoln’s young manager Danny Cowley said.“We are realists. I will never ask the players to do something they’re not capable of. But we thought if we could get the game plan right we could compete.”Burnley had lost only three of their previous 29 home matches in all competitions but failed to make their perceived superiority show in a scrappy game.Just when it seemed Burnley had gained the upper hand Lincoln were awarded a corner and Raggett rose above a crowd of players to head the ball over the line despite keeper Tom Heaton’s attempt to claw it out.Lincoln, only the third minor league side to beat top-flight opposition in nearly 30 years, are now just one win away from a semi-final at Wembley Stadium.Burnley, meanwhile, were the fall guys again, having been beaten by minor league Wimbledon in 1975 when they were also a top-flight side. “My team were nowhere near the level they can show,” manager Sean Dyche said.Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri made 10 changes for his side’s trip to south London Millwall — his eyes fixed on the his side’s relegation battle and a looming Champions League last-16 tie against Spanish club Sevilla.Millwall had Jake Cooper sent off in the 52nd minute for a second booking but even a numerical advantage failed to stir a Leicester side who suffered a sucker punch when Cummings was played in by Lee Gregory and fired past Ron-Robert Zieler.“When it was 10 versus 11 they played better than us with more desire and heart and deserved to win,” said Ranieri, whose side have lost five consecutive league games.Chris Maguire and Toni Martinez scored within a minute of each other to haul Oxford level at Middlesbrough but their hopes of emulating Lincoln and Millwall were ended four minutes from time when Cristhian Stuani tapped in Boro’s winner.Promotion-chasing Huddersfield enjoyed a record crowd of 24,000 at their John Smith’s Stadium as they matched Guardiola’s City. “A clean sheet against Manchester City makes our chest bigger,” Huddersfield boss David Wagner said.
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LEICESTER, England (AP) – In scenes that would have seemed absurd a year ago, Leicester’s captain Wes Morgan collected the English Premier League (EPL) trophy yesterday after one of the most improbable turnarounds by a sports team. “It’s the best time of my life,” Morgan, a Jamaican international who joined Leicester as a second-tier club four years ago, said on the field. “You just want to enjoy every minute.” Fireworks erupted on the King Power Stadium pitch before yellow and blue streamers cascaded from the roof after the preseason 5,000-1 title long shots got their hands on the biggest prize in English football. Before the biggest party in the club’s 132-year history, the Foxes completed their first game since securing their first-ever top flight title without playing on Monday, with a swaggering 3-1 victory over Everton. Jamie Vardy, the striker signed from non-league Fleetwood Town four years ago, returned from suspension with a double to take the club top-scorer’s tally to 24, with a penalty miss denying him a hat-trick. But it was apt that midfielder Andy King was also on the score sheet. The lifelong Leicester player has been on the journey as the club climbed back from the third tier in 2009 to the top flight only two years ago. Earlier yesterday Newcastle, Norwich and Sunderland were on the hunt for points to stave off relegation, just as the champions were doing a year ago. Sunderland were the only one of the trio to win. Sunderland beat Chelsea 3-2 to climb out of the relegation zone with two games remaining as the deposed champions saw captain John Terry sent off. Newcastle who were 0-0 by already-relegated Aston Villa, are a point behind and have played a game more than north-east rivals Sunderland. Norwich are below Newcastle in the drop zone after losing to Manchester United 1-0. Juan Mata’s goal for United took Louis van Gaal’s side within one point of Manchester City in the fourth and final Champions League place. In other matches, visitors Swansea beat West Ham 4-1, Bournemouth drew 1-1 with West Bromwich Albion and Crystal Palace beat Stoke 2-1.