Crystal Palace has turned their league form around at just the right time, and it’s translated to the cup competition.
Already on four unbeaten in league play, Connor Wickham‘s 61st minute towering header sent the Eagles to the FA Cup final as they downed Watford in the semifinal at Wembley Stadium. All three goals in the 2-1 scoreline were headers.
Palace went ahead in the sixth minute with a goal from Yannick Bolasie off a corner that was flicked on by Damien Delaney. While Watford pulled back level 10 minutes after halftime through Troy Deeney, Wickham responded just six minutes later, meeting Pape Souare’s mile-high cross and burying the chance for the winner.
The Eagles will take on Manchester United in the FA Cup final on May 21, after the Red Devils took down Everton in the first semifinal. It will be a rematch of the 1990 FA Cup final, which United won in a replay under the old format.