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Crystal Palace leave United stunned at home

Second-tier side Crystal Palace stunned Premier League champions Manchester United to win 2-1 after extra time in their League Cup quarter-final at Old Trafford on Wednesday and set up a semifinal against Cardiff City in January.

sports Updated: Dec 01, 2011 23:40 IST

Second-tier side Crystal Palace stunned Premier League champions Manchester United to win 2-1 after extra time in their League Cup quarter-final at Old Trafford on Wednesday and set up a semifinal against Cardiff City in January.

Darren Ambrose proved Palace's inspiration, firing in a 35-metre wonderstrike after 65 minutes which television pundit and former Manchester United defender Gary Neville said was the best goal he had seen in 20 years at his old stomping ground.

Ambrose then turned provider when his wicked freekick was nodded home by Glenn Murray, who appeared marginally offside, on 98 minutes to set the London team on their way to a clash with fellow Championship (second division) club Cardiff.

Premier League leaders Manchester City will face Liverpool in the other semi-final, to be played over two legs early next year, after they beat Arsenal and Chelsea on Tuesday.