Manchester United came from a goal down and a man down to beat Crystal Palace 2-1 in extra time on Saturday at Wembley.
Crystal Palace got the first goal of the game through substitute, Jason Puncheon, 12 minutes to the end of normal time but United responded almost immediately through Juan Mata.
The Spaniard went off for Jesse Lingard with some minutes left in the match.
The young English forward then won the game for the Old Trafford side nine minutes from the end of extra time as his stupendous volley from the edge of the box flew past Wayne Hennesey, in goal for the Eagles.
Chris Smalling was sent off after collecting two yellow cards but Wayne Rooney was the catalyst for United as they drove them on from midfield.
He played a great part in the equalizer as his run from deep midfield took four Palace players out of the equation before his deep cross was chested down by Marouane Fellaini, with Mata putting the finishing touch to the equalizer.
It was Rooney’s first ever FA Cup triumph and set Palace manager, Alan Pardew on the losing side for the third time in his career as a player and as a manager. It now remains to be seen if this cup win will keep Louis van Gaal in the manager’s seat for the last year of his contract.
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