Welcome to Soccerlens’ coverage of the 2016 FA Cup final between Manchester United and Crystal Palace. Here you’ll find all the relevant information for the final, which takes place on May 21st at Wembley in London.
From FA Cup history, final highlights, team news, betting odds, lineups, records and statistics are all found here, with the 2016 FA Cup final sure to be another exciting affair.
The FA Cup trophy is one of the most recognisable in world football and one of the most sought after. Arsenal have won the last two editions of the competitions, with the Gunners the most successful side in the history of the tournament.
As well as the famous trophy for the winner of the 2016 FA Cup final, a spot in the 2016/17 Europa League is up for grabs as well as entry into next season’s domestic opener, the FA Community Shield, against Leicester City who won the 2015/16 Premier League.
Manchester United and Crystal Palace are both gearing up for the most important match of their respective seasons, with the FA Cup final – the final of the oldest cup competition in football – a huge occasion for fans and players alike.
The match will be the 135th final of the FA Cup and a repeat of the 1990 FA Cup Final in which Manchester United beat Crystal Palace 1-0 in a replay after the first tie ended in a 3-3 draw. It will be Palace’s second ever FA Cup final berth and Manchester United’s eighteenth, with the Red Devils having won the trophy eleven times – just one less win than Arsenal on twelve titles.
United’s last FA Cup Final victory came in 2004 when they defeated First Division side Millwall 3-0.
Click on the relevant link below to find out more about the 2016 FA Cup final, the history of the competition and much, much more: