Man United   1

Macheda (69)

Crystal Palace   2

Ambrose (65), Murray (98)

30 NOVEMBER 2011, OLD TRAFFORD Attendance: 52,624

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Man United
40Amos
2Rafaelsub42
6Evans
12Smalling
20Fabioyellow cardsub51
7Valencia
28Gibsonyellow card
7Park
32Diouf
9Berbatovsub49
27Machedagoal
Subs:
13Lindegaard
38Keane
42Pogbasub2
49Morrisonsub9
51Fryerssub20
34Cole
35Lingard
Crystal Palace
34Price
2Clyne
5McCarthy
6Gardner
3Wright
28O'Keefe
8Dikgacoi
21Moxeysub7
11Scannellsub4
19Eastersub17
16Zaha
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1Speroni
4Parrsub11
7Ambrosesub21goal
9Iversen
15Jedinak
17Murraysub19goal
38Ramage

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30/11/2011 21:55, Report by Nick Coppack
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United 1 Palace 2 (aet)

United's Carling Cup campaign is over after Crystal Palace snatched an extra-time winner at Old Trafford to seal their place in the semi-finals.

The Eagles join Manchester City, Cardiff City and Liverpool in the last four after goals from Darren Ambrose and Glenn Murray dumped Sir Alex Ferguson's men out of the competition.

Ambrose's stunning strike gave the visitors a surprise lead midway through the first period but Federico Macheda soon equalised from the penatly spot. That sent the game to extra-time, where Murray headed home on 98 minutes to send the Championship side into the semi-finals. United's disappointment, meanwhile, was heightened by first-half injuries to Fabio, Rafael and Dimitar Berbatov (who left Old Trafford wearing a protective boot).

This wasn't a United team full of youngsters, either. Eight of United's starting XI were either current or retired senior internationals. Only Ben Amos, Rafael and Federico Macheda are yet to win a full cap. That meant there was no place from the start for the likes of Paul Pogba, Ravel Morrison, Michael Keane, Zeki Fryers or Larnell Cole, all of whom have featured in this season's earlier rounds.

Crystal Palace, currently 12th in the Championship, enjoyed a bright start in front of their vocal travelling support, with both Wilfried Zaha and Jermaine Easter momentarily sneaking behind the Reds' defence inside the opening 10 minutes.

United weren't overrun, though. The Reds kept possession well, passed the ball on the ground and patiently probed for openings. Darron Gibson, given the task of anchoring the midfield in his first start for seven months, was heavily involved, spreading the ball to both flanks and consistently

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