Manchester United have been crowned this year’s FA Cup winners!
United came from behind with a goal down and only ten men to beat Crystal Palace 2-1 in extra time.
Palace had held the lead with a goal from Jason Puncheon, off the bench, scoring in the 78th Minute, giving coach Pardew reason to dance on the sideline.
That however was only short-lived as United came back level with a deflected shot from Juan Mata equalizing the game.
Sealing the game in the 110th minute was a superb strike by Jesse Lingard with a stunning volley, not long after Chris Smalling was sent off for a second yellow card, sealing any title hopes for Crystal Palace.
Louis van Gaal Wins FA Cup Title With Manchester United
Louis van Gaal, after a disappointing season, led his side to take home a piece of silverware, leaving Alan Pardew’s Crystal Palace ruing over their loss.
An elated Louis van Gaal, Manchester United manager, who may likely be exiting the club this season, responding to pressmen after the game said,
“This is fantastic to win this title for the club, the fans … and also for me,”
“Now I have won the cup in four countries. Not many managers can say that. I am very happy. We have deserved it I think.”
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