FA Cup Final: Crystal Palace vs Manchester United

LAST MEETING

April 20, 2016 (Old Trafford): Man Utd 2-0 Crystal Palace

KEY STATS

  • These sides met in the 1990 FA Cup final- Crytsal Palace’s only FA Cup final to date- United won 1-0 after a replay following a 3-3 draw. Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew played in both of those games for the Eagles
  • United have reached their first FA Cup final since 2007, and 19th overall. Only Arsenal have (12) have won the trophy more times than the Red Devils
  • Crystal Palace have never beaten Man United in the FA Cup (D2 L2)
  • This will be Man Utd’s 14th game at the new Wembley Stadium- no team has played more games there (Chelsea also 14)
  • Palace have won six of their last seven FA Cup ties against fellow PL sides (L1)

TEAM NEWS

Joe Ledley will be unavailable for the Eagles while Wilfried Zaha is expected to return to the starting lineup against his former club.

Marcos Rojo, Matteo Darmian and Marouane Fellaini all return for the Red Devils and are available for selection, with only Luke Shaw and Bastian Schweinsteiger ruled out.

PREDICTED LINEUPS

Crytsal Palace XI: Hennessey; Ward, Dann, Delaney, Souare; Cabaye, McArthur, Puncheon; Bolasie, Wickham, Zaha

Man United XI: De Gea; Valencia, Smalling, Blind, Borthwick-Jackson; Carrick, Rooney; Martial, Mata, Lingard; Rashford

Prediction: Crystal Palace 1-3 Man Utd


 

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