Bournemouth stun Burnley in FA Cup upset

Bournemouth's Cameron Carter-Vickers (C) heads the ball during the English FA Cup fifth round football match between Burnley and Bournemouth Source: AFP

Second division Bournemouth reached the quarter-finals of the FA Cup for just the second time in the club's 122-year history by winning 2-0 at Premier League Burnley.

The only other time the Championship team Bournemouth were in the last eight of the world's oldest club knock-out competition was in the 1956-57 season.

Sam Surridge opened the scoring from close range in the 21st minute in Tuesday's tie and Junior Stanislas added a second for the visitors from the penalty spot in the 88th to see off a depleted Burnley side at Turf Moor.

On a bad night for the Clarets, they were also forced to make a late change when it was pointed out to them by a TV reporter that defender Erik Pieters, who was named in the starting line-up, had been booked in the previous two rounds and was therefore ineligible.

Burnley had been looking to advance to the quarter-finals for the first time since 2002-03 but manager Sean Dyche chose to rest his key players - including the entire first-choice defence and goalkeeper Nick Pope - with his team battling to avoid relegation in the Premier League.

Bournemouth was relegated from the top-flight last season and their lineup against Burnley included a number of players who were with the club in the Premier League, including midfielders Stanislas, David Brooks and Jefferson Lerma.

Former Tottenham and Real Madrid defender Jonathan Woodgate has been the caretaker manager at Bournemouth following the recent departure of Jason Tindall.

Source AAP