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Lincoln City players after their victory over Burnley, a Premier League team, in the F.A. cup on Saturday.

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BURNLEY, England — Lincoln City became the first nonleague team to reach the F.A. Cup quarterfinals in more than a century by beating the Premier League team Burnley, 1-0, with an 89th-minute goal on Saturday.

Sean Raggett scored the most famous goal in Lincoln’s 133-year history, with goal-line technology confirming that his close-range header at the far post had crossed the line.

Having already eliminated the second-tier League Championship teams Ipswich and Brighton in a run to the round of 16 that started in October, the fifth-tier leader Lincoln ousted host Burnley, a top-flight club that held the runaway Premier League leader, Chelsea, to a draw last weekend.

“It’s life-changing for us,” Lincoln Manager Danny Cowley said. “It’s game-changing for the profile of our club. Football at our level is not romantic. For them to have this moment in the limelight is something special.”

The last nonleague team to reach the F.A. Cup quarterfinals was Queen’s Park Rangers in 1914. Lincoln was playing in the round of 16 for the first time in 130 years.

“It’s unheard-of in modern-day football,” Raggett said. “It shows just what an achievement this is.”

Lincoln’s announced contingent of 3,210 fans was singing after the final whistle at Turf Moor as the players celebrated.

Lincoln striker Matt Rhead, who four years ago was working for a company that made construction machinery, said it was “chaos, pandemonium” in the dressing room afterward.

“It is unbelievable,” Rhead said. “When we started back in October, it was a dream.”

“Impvasion” — a reference to Lincoln’s nickname of The Imps — briefly trended on Twitter.

Rhead, a giant throwback of a striker, caused problems with his height and presence. Nathan Arnold, a winger who has worked as a hairdresser in his spare time, was a constant threat down the right side with his pace.

Lincoln tried to play its passing game when it could but was tight at the back, even when Burnley threw everything it had into a tense final five minutes.

Eighty-one places separate Burnley and Lincoln in English soccer’s pyramid, but there was no obvious difference between the teams on a chilly day in northern England.

In the end, the key moment came when a deep corner was headed back across goal and Raggett rose above a crowd of Burnley defenders at the far post to nod the ball toward the goal and just over the line.

“No excuses,” Burnley Manager Sean Dyche said. “We’re unfortunately part of their fairy tale.”

Lincoln has made nearly 1 million pounds ($1.24 million) from this Cup run, putting the club back in the black for the first time in years. There will be much more cash coming its way after the quarterfinals, the draw for which is on Sunday.

“It’s brought the city together,” said Chris Ashton, a lifelong Lincoln fan who helped organize buses to the game.

Cowley said Lincoln had “brought some of the magic back” to the world’s oldest club competition.

“Whoever said the F.A. Cup is dead hasn’t been in Lincoln the last six weeks,” he said.

Host Millwall provided the second shock of the day by beating the defending Premier League champion, Leicester by 1-0 in another Cup match, thanks to a goal by Shaun Cummings in the 90th minute. Millwall, a third-tier team, played with 10 men after the 52nd minute.

It looked as if there could be another major upset when Oxford erased a 2-0 deficit, but a goal by the substitute Cristhian Stuani in the 86th minute sealed the 3-2 victory for host Middlesbrough. Manchester City managed a 0-0 draw at Huddersfield, a team chasing promotion to the Premier League, and visiting Chelsea edged the second-tier Wolverhampton Wanderers, 2-0.

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