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As it happened. Arsenal vs Lincoln City

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Official line-ups for FA Cup quarter-final between Arsenal and Lincoln City. BeSoccer

As it happened. Arsenal vs Lincoln City

Patrick Power by Patrick Power @rfutbol - 0 5,618

As it happened. Arsenal vs Lincoln City

It's over!

Lincoln's FA Cup dream is over and Arsenal get a much needed win.

Alexis free kick hits the crossbar!

Yellow card for Raggett for a late tackle on Ozil.

Lincoln still putting up a fight!

Arsenal score five!

Ramsey gets on the score sheet from close range after picking up Sanchez's cross.



Sanchez scores the Gunners' fourth. This game has been over for some time now...


Arsenal enjoying themselves

The game did not have the smoothest start for Arsenal, but having scored the first goal, they were allowed to relax.

Lincoln frustrated

Margetts gets booked for a challenge on Gibbs.

Arsenal get another

Gibbs' cross deflected off Waterfall and into his own net.


Arsenal almost get a third!

Difficult to see Lincoln coming back, with Arsenal growing in confidence.

Arsenal get a second

Giroud was absent in the first half but has been more active in the second, and has finished off a good move from Arsenal.


Yellow for Woodyard

Woodyard sees a yellow card for his challenge on Gibbs.

We're back!

Arsenal will kick off the second half. The fixture is still very much alive.


Arsenal settle their nerves through Walcott's opener.

Arsenal take the lead

Walcott gets the goal for Arsenal just as the game was beginning to get difficult for the Gunners. It has taken over 45 minutes to break down hard-working Lincoln.


Great defending from Lincoln

Koscielny picks up a yellow card for blocking Muldoon

Lincoln putting up a battle

Rhead got caught by Koscielny's elbow and has been down for a couple of minutes.

What a chance for Lincoln!

Arnold creeps into the box, cuts onto his left foot and gets a shot out, forcing a good save out of Petr Cech.

Ozil on for Oxlade-Chamberlain

Xhaka yellow card

Xhaka gets booked for a late tackle on Rhead.

20 minutes in... All level

Arsenal starting to take control of the game, but Lincoln pass the ball around comfortably too.

Off the post!

Walcott volleys after a corner kick and Farman deflects the ball to the post. Good save.

Lincoln don't shy away

Lincoln playing brave and exciting football. 62% of possession is theirs.

Lincoln get the game underway

Lincoln supporters making noise

9,000 travelling fans are making their presence known. The game will be decided today. No second legs or replays, so we could go into extra-time or penalties.

Anti-Wenger protests

Fans have been protesting against Wenger outside the Emirates. Things could get really difficult if Arsenal are knocked out of the FA Cup by a non-league side, something that has not happened since 1911.

Follow live updates from the Emirates for FA Cup quarter-final clash between Arsenal and Lincoln City.

Arsenal will look to overcome their mid-week humiliation against Bayern by securing a spot in the FA Cup semi-finals.

It will not be easy for Wenger's side as they face non-league side Lincoln City, who have experience in knocking out Premier League sides, having shocked Burnley.


Arsenal: Cech, Bellerin, Mustafi, Koscielny, Gibbs, Ramsey, Xhaka, Walcott, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Sanchez, Giroud.

Subs: Martinez, Gabriel, Monreal, Coquelin, Iwobi, Ozil, Lucas.


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

Subs: Etheridge, Marriott, Margetts, McMenemy, McCombe, Calder, Ward.

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