Wimbledon-born former England midfielder has explain his comic touchline disco at Wembley Stadium on Saturday after Jose Puncheon gave Crystal Palace a 1-0 lead against Manchester United in the Emirates FA Cup final.

Alan Pardew’s involvement in yesterday’s final is unlikely to be forgotten after he danced on the touchline following Puncheon’s superb strike

However, the 54-year-old Eagles boss told reporters after the game that he was caught up in the hysteric moment.

“I enjoyed that moment. In a cup final, as a manager, it is difficult to enjoy moments. So, if you’ll forgive me my dance, it’s just because I enjoyed it,” Pardew said after the Cup final heartbreak.

“I thought Crystal Palace Football Club handled themselves very well today and I thought our fans were terrific.

“They showed the world that when they fill any stadium they will not get outsung. All the players conducted themselves well and we are trying to take the defeat with dignity.

“We wish Man United well in the Europa League. We go home and lick our wounds.”


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