FA Cup Final Won By Alan Pardew, Crystal Palace Manager, For Epic Dad Dancing

United's victory overshadowed by performance.

21/05/2016 20:10 | Updated 21 May 2016

The FA Cup final was won by Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew for his reaction to the fact his team might have just won the game.

The 54-year-old celebrated Jason Puncheon scoring the first goal in the Wembley match against Manchester United in the 78th minute by running out from the dugout and doing his best dad dancing.

Some suggested it wasn't a wise move.

All Crystal Palace had to do was hold on for 12 minutes to win the cup but Manchester United's Juan Mata equalised just three minutes later.

To Twitter's relief, Louis Van Gaal did not challenge Pardew to a dance off.

With United's second goal in extra time, they clinched the trophy. But at least 'Pardew' trended hard on Twitter during the game.

His dance may even surpass headbutting a rival player during a game as the Pardew's most memorable act.

The dance was not universally admired. The Mirror asked whether it was "the worst thing ever seen at an FA Cup Final".

"THERE ARE LITERALLY NO WORDS WHICH CAN SUITABLY EXPRESS THE FULL HORROR OF THIS CLIP," the paper said, in words that suggested it had drawn its own conclusion.

And outspoken footballer Joey Barton pretty much nailed it. 

Pardew might have saw a silver lining in the fact Van Gaal's dance when his side won the actual match and the FA Cup was far less ambitious.

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Louis Van Gaal didn't even move his hips during his victory dance
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