(CNN)Ten-man Manchester United won the English FA Cup for the first time since 2004 as it battled back to defeat Crystal Palace after extra time at Wembley Stadium Saturday.
Substitute Jason Puncheon had fired beyond David de Gea on 77 minutes to give Palace the advantage as a hitherto low-key match came to life late on.
But United were level within minutes. Marouane Fellaini controlled Wayne Rooney’s cross with his chest allowing Juan Mata to volley low past Hennessey.
United captain, Rooney, was lucky to escape punishment for a challenge on Puncheon in the first period of extra time.
However, Chris Smalling wasn’t so fortunate as he received a second yellow card followed by his marching orders for hauling down Yannick Bolasie when Palace broke moments later.
Palace immediately looked to take advantage of its numerical advantage, coming close through substitute Dwight Gayle.
Yet it would be another sub who would have the final say. Jesse Lingard ran onto a blocked shot from United striker, Anthony Martial, and let rip a stunning volley that arrowed into Hennessey’s top corner.