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Palace in the FA Cup stats

May 18 2016

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Stat attack! All the key facts and interesting numbers you need to know about Crystal Palace and the FA Cup.

26 - Years since Palace last reached the FA Cup final (1990). It was the first FA Cup final to be played in front of an all-seater crowd.

2 - This year's showpiece is just the second time the club have got this far.

4 - The Eagles knocked out four Premier League clubs in their five ties played en route.

21 - Palace have a real history with the cup. Long before Wembley, the Crystal Palace staged the FA Cup final and hosted 21 showpieces. From 1895 to when the club was formed in 1905 and the final continued on the club's ground up until 1914.

12 - Goal-machine Peter Simpson has notched the most FA Cup strikes.

4 - The Scot has also netted the most goals in an FA Cup game, scoring four against Newark Town (h) on December 13, 1930.

42 - Towering mustachioed centre half Jim Cannon holds the record for most appearances.

4 - Number of times Palace played Notts County in the second round of 1923/24. The tie went to a THIRD replay which saw the Glaziers eventually triumph 2-1. Palace had two replays aganst Forest in 1991.

5 - In 1976, Palace become only the fifth club from outside the top two divisions to reach a semi-final.

4 - The Eagles have won four of their last five visits to Wembley.

7 - Five of Palace’s seven wins in 2016 have been secured in the FA Cup.

3 - Eagles boss Alan Pardew will be hoping it will be third time lucky to win the cup. He lost in the final as a player with Palace (1990) and as a manager with West Ham (2006).

4 - Palace finished in the last four of each competition they enetered in 1994/5. They got to the FA Cup and League Cup semi-finals and finished fourth-bottom in the Premier League.

15 - Final league position for Palace in 2016 – just like it was in 1990.

1,545 - Number of days since Martin Kelly's last goal before he scored the fifth-round winner against Spurs this season.

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