Manchester United Wins the Emirates FA Cup

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Manchester United won its 12th FA cup title to tie with Arsenal for highest number of cup wins, after defeating Crystal Palace 2-1 in extra time. Despite Palace’s push for a first major title in their 100-year history, they were denied again like it happened in 1990 when both teams met.

After being outplayed for most of the match, Joel Ward played in a hopeful cross and somehow Jason Puncheon was kept onside, ran into the ball’s path and hit it through the hands of a confused De Gea.

Crystal Palace were one goal up in the 79th minute.

 

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And this happened.

In the 81st minute, Rooney took it upon himself to make a change. He ran across the final third of the pitch with the ball, pulled in a cross. Maroune Fellaini controlled the ball with his chest into Juan Mata’s left foot. The Spaniard squeezed the ball into the net off Joel Ward’s leg.

Manchester United were level.

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And this happened.

The match went into extra time.

Manchester United got reduced to 10 men after Chris Smalling made a clumsy challenge to earn a second yellow and a sending off.

Antonio Valencia moved the ball on the right side of Crystal Palace’s box and crossed a low ball into the midst of opposing defenders. Damien Delaney’s clearance was struck by Jesse Lingard into the back of the end.

Congratulations Manchester United.


Written by FootyLogue

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