In Summary
  • Non-League clubs Lincoln and Sutton have both made it through to this weekend's last 16.
  • Fulham, Millwall, Oxford and Wolves have all beaten clubs from divisions above them to get to the fifth round.
  • Hurst is best remembered for scoring three goals in England's 4-2 1966 World Cup final win over West Germany at Wembley.

LONDON

England hero Geoff Hurst is convinced that this season's upset results prove the 'magic of the FA Cup' is still there, despite some clubs fielding under-strength line-ups.

Non-League clubs Lincoln and Sutton have both made it through to this weekend's last 16, while Fulham, Millwall, Oxford and Wolves have all beaten clubs from divisions above them to get to the fifth round.

Hurst is best remembered for scoring three goals in England's 4-2 1966 World Cup final win over West Germany at Wembley, with his treble still the only hat-trick in a World Cup final.

But two years earlier the West Ham striker was on target in another showpiece Wembley match when the Hammers beat Preston in the 1964 FA Cup final.

Hurst, 75, still retains a huge affection for the world's oldest senior knockout football competition, even if that is not always shared by current managers.

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