Pardew said: “This is a different team, with a different spirit, but the characteristics are similar to 1990. They are hard working, diligent, with good defenders and some pace on the attack. I just hope the destiny isn’t the same result in the final.”
Wickham sent a message to fans on Twitter after the match.
Today a dream came true. Thanks for the support see you all on May 21. 💙❤️✌🏼️
— Connor Wickham (@ConnorWickham10) 24 April 2016
Palace fans have taken to Twitter to express their excitement. Even Chairman Steve Parish joined in on the action.
Must say being at Wembley yesterday the palace fans were amazing the atmosphere was quality
— Clinton Morrison (@morrisonclinton) April 25, 2016
A fan spotted match-winner Connor Wickham on the tube after the game.
— PaulLonghurst (@Longypaul44) 24 April 2016