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Re-live all the action from the fifth round of the FA Cup

Saturday 18 February 2017 14:42
Pedro's header handed the visitors the lead
Pedro's header handed the visitors the lead

Danny Cowley and his Lincoln team will aim to "achieve the impossible" again when they take on Burnley this weekend but the Imps boss believes their FA Cup run - whenever it ends - will stand the club in good stead for the future.

Cowley has guided National League leaders Lincoln to the fifth round for the first time in 130 years and at Turf Moor on Saturday they will attempt to become the first non-league side to reach the quarter-finals since the competition's current format was instigated in 1925.

Lincoln City have no fresh injury problems but Lee Beevers remains out with a long-term knee injury.

Burnley are without Robbie Brady and Jeff Hendrick for their FA Cup fifth round clash against National League leaders Lincoln.

Brady is cup-tied having played for Norwich earlier in the competition, while Hendrick serves the second match of a three-game suspension.

Steven Defour (hamstring) is still out and Johann Berg Gudmundsson is fit to return, while the likes of Jon Flanagan, James Tarkowski, Tendayi Darikwa, Scott Arfield and Sam Vokes can all expect recalls.

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Saturday's FA Cup fixtures:

12.30pm: Burnley v. Lincoln City
​3.00pm: Huddersfield v. Man City 
3.00pm: Middlesbrough v. Oxford Utd 
3.00pm: Millwall v. Leicester 
3.00pm: Wolverhampton v. Chelsea


Good afternoon and welcome to The Independent's live coverage of Saturday's matches in the FA Cup 5th Round.

Seven hundred and twenty down, 16 to go - and of those teams left in this year's competition, two proudly represent the non-league of English football. 

Sutton United face Arsenal on Monday night, and so now it's the turn of Lincoln City. The National League side head to Premier League Burnley in the first of this season's round five ties. We'll have minute-by-minute action from Turf Moor before taking in the day's other four matches. 

Burnley v Lincoln – 12.30pm

Huddersfield v Man City – 3pm    

Middlesbrough v Oxford – 3pm

Millwall v Leicester – 3pm

Wolves Chelsea – 5.30pm

Sam Dymond18 February 2017 12:06

Here's how the two sides line up at Turf Moor...

Burnley: Heaton, Darikwa, Keane, Tarkowski, Flanagan, Arfield, Barton, Westwood, Gudmundsson, Gray, Vokes

Subs: Robinson, Lowton, Mee, Barnes, Boyd, Ward, Agyei

Lincoln: Farman, Wood, Waterfall, Raggett, Habergham, Hawkridge, Power, Woodyard, Muldoon, Arnold, Rhead

Subs: Walton, Marriott, Long, McMenemy, McCombe, Southwell, Ward

Referee: Graham Scott

Sam Dymond18 February 2017 12:09

The last season in which these clubs met (1998/99), they played out a pair of 1-1 draws in Division Two.

How their fortunes have differed since.

Sam Dymond18 February 2017 12:14

Fans of the National League leaders have descended on Turf Moor in their numbers this afternoon...

Sam Dymond18 February 2017 12:19

Not a false nine in sight.

Sam Dymond18 February 2017 12:24

Turf Moor is buzzing as the two sides make their way on to the pitch. Eighty-one places separate Burnley and Lincoln City in the league pyramid. For the next 90 minutes, they are head-to-head.

Sam Dymond18 February 2017 12:30

KICK-OFF: Last weekend, Burnley hosted seven-time FA Cup winners Chelsea in the Premier League. This afternoon, it's a Lincoln City side hoping to become the first non-league side to reach the quarter-finals since Queen Park Rangers in 1914.

Sam Dymond18 February 2017 12:32

3 mins: It's a scrappy start at at Turf Moor and that will suit Joey Barton; nobody enjoys a scrap more than the Burnley midfielder. The experienced battler is seeing plenty of the ball so far.

Sam Dymond18 February 2017 12:37

5 mins: The non-league side should be ahead! Tom Heaton rushed a kick forward when put under pressure, and when it was returned with interest, Nathan Arnold beat the offside trap. The forward squared to Jack Muldoon in the middle, only for the unmarked number seven to side-foot over the crossbar at the first time of asking. A big chance!

Sam Dymond18 February 2017 12:38

9 mins: Joey Barton gets clattering from Lincoln's huge target man Matt Rhead. Indeed, the Burnley midfielder takes a meaningful look around from his position on the turf, perhaps pondering retribution, only to decide against it on spotting the six foot four figure of the visiting striker.

Sam Dymond18 February 2017 12:43

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