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Summary

  1. Cooper sent off for foul on Bolasie
  2. Cabaye converts resulting penalty
  3. Campbell adds late second from close range
  4. Semi-final draw takes place on Monday

Live Reporting

By Gary Rose

All times stated are UK

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I wonder if Alan Pardew did make a wish when he rubbed Brian McDermott's head? The perfect evening for Pardew and Palace as they breeze into the last four. 

There's still some big quarter-final games to come this weekend, starting with Everton versus Chelsea at 17:30 GMT tomorrow. We'll be back with live coverage on BBC One, 5 live and online for that one.

Until then, cheerio.

Manager reaction

Reading 0-2 Crystal Palace

Reading boss Brian McDermott: "It was a tight, tight game. Ali Al-Habsi made a couple of really good saves and I am proud of the players and proud of the support. We want that every single week, that is what we are striving for - nights like tonight.

"Palace have real pace on the attack but the boys are really disappointed. Jake Cooper is really upset but he has no need to be, he was terrific tonight and it will be a good learning curve for him.

"He is a genuine good man. I have a lot of genuinely good people around us and the more we have of them the more chance of being successful we are going to have.

"Good luck to Alan, I hope they get a really good draw and good luck to them. The cup was a bonus for us. We want to be fighting at the top of the Championship, that is our priority."

When's the semi-final draw?

BBC One

Want to know who your side will get in the semi-finals, Crystal Palace fans? 

The draw for the next round is on The One Show on BBC One, Monday from 19:00 GMT.

Reading 0-2 Crystal Palace

Reading goalkeeper Ali Al-Habsi: "It is always going to be difficult against a Premier League side. 

"We had played Tuesday away from home against Huddersfield and to play tonight we only had two days rest. 

"We were very close to Wembley but you have to be very focused for 90 minutes. We concentrate on the league now."

Can Palace go all the way?

Reading 0-2 Crystal Palace

Danny Murphy

Ex-Liverpool midfielder on Match of the Day

"Yes they can. They have a great opportunity with the attacking players they have and they have Jason Puncheon to come back too."

Manager reaction

Reading 0-2 Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew: "I haven't seen the penalty again and I am not going to even give it an opinion, I have had enough trouble with penalties!

"It was a tricky tie for us but we were really, really good today and should have wrapped it up before the penalty.

"We thought the keeper was man of the match. Great saves but you have to accept that sometimes. All you can do is the process - seeing the game plan through - and we did that today.

"It has been a strange run we have been on. We have been terrific in the cup but edgy and nervous in the league. Hopefully we can take this into league."

Reading 0-2 Crystal Palace

Danny Murphy

Ex-Liverpool midfielder on Match of the Day

"Crystal Palace needed this and I think the supporters deserved it."

Player reaction

Reading 0-2 Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace's Yohan Cabaye: "We knew before the game it would be tough. It was tough. This is a good team, with good players but we have done the job. Now we are in the semi-final and that is the most important thing.

"It is nice to play in these kind of games. It will be amazing to win something and we are one step closer to the final."

Yohan Cabaye scores
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Reading 0-2 Crystal Palace

Ian Wright

Former Arsenal striker on Match of the Day

"As soft as the penalty is, the defender has stopped him. He has impeded him and you are going to get that."

Former Reading and Crystal Palace boss Steve Coppell: "Palace were constant in the second half, always trying to probe and all in all you have to say a thoroughly deserved victory."  

Reading 0-2 Crystal Palace

Ian Wright

Former Arsenal striker on Match of the Day

"The penalty was a soft one but in the end on chances Palace deserved to win the game."

FULL-TIME

Reading 0-2 Crystal Palace

All over and Crystal Palace are going to Wembley!

Crystal Palace celebrate
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GOAL - Reading 0-2 Crystal Palace

Fraizer Campbell

Game over as Wilfried Zaha's clever ball puts substitute Fraizer Campbell through on goal and he keeps his cool to fire home one-on-one.

Palace are going through to a first Fa Cup semi-final since 1995.

Fraizer Campbell scores to send Palace to Wembley

Reading 0-1 Crystal Palace

Corner number 15 for Crystal Palace and they decide to keep the ball in the corner, only for Emmanuel Adebayor to drift offside in trying to do so.

SUBSTITUTION

Reading 0-1 Crystal Palace

Deniss Rakels is on for Jordan Obita as we enter the first of four minutes of time added on.

HITS THE WOODWORK

Reading 0-1 Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace have a sting in their tail now as Yannick Bolasie smacks the woodwork.

Reading fans are still in full voice. They know their side have given it all tonight. Still time to grab an equaliser though.

Reading 0-1 Crystal Palace

Andy Townsend

Ex-Republic of Ireland international on BBC 5 live

"I didn't fancy Yohan Cabaye to miss that but Ali Al-Habsi almost added another outstanding save. He gets a left hand to it but couldn't keep it out.

"I'm not convinced that was a penalty. Was Yannick Bolasie going to get that ball?"

Yohan Cabaye scores
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GOAL - Reading 0-1 Crystal Palace

Yohan Cabaye pen

Yohan Cabaye steps up...and scores! Crystal Palace are lucky, though, as Cabaye strikes down the middle, Ali Al-Habsi stays where he is and gets a hand to it, but can't keep the ball out.

PENALTY TO CRYSTAL PALACE

Reading 0-0 Crystal Palace

What is Jake Cooper thinking!? He tugs Yannick Bolasie inside the area. Penalty and second booking. He has to go.

Chance for Palace now...

Jack Cooper is sent off
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Reading 0-0 Crystal Palace

Either Crystal Palace's forwards are tiring or Reading have got them sussed. Yannick Bolasie and Wilfried Zaha are not getting the sort of joy they had in the first half, and there is an element of frustration as Bolasie lazily balloons an effort well over.

SUBSTITUTION

Reading 0-0 Crystal Palace

Alan Pardew makes his first change of the game as Joe Ledley is replaced by Bakary Sako. 

Positive changes from both managers, they want this tie done tonight. 

GREAT SAVE!

Reading 0-0 Crystal Palace

Another fine save, this time it is from Palace keeper Wayne Hennessey as he blocks Ola John's header with his knees at his near post.

Good tempo to this game now. All we need is a goal...

Ola John
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SUBSTITUTION

Reading 0-0 Crystal Palace

Another change for Reading as USA international Danny Williams is on for Ollie Norwood. 

No move yet from from Alan Pardew.

Reading 0-0 Crystal Palace

Whatever the outcome from this game, Alan Pardew needs to get his players in for extra corner practice tomorrow.

They have their 14th of the game, and once again fail to trouble the Reading defence. 

Must do better.

Alan Pardew
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Reading 0-0 Crystal Palace

Andy Townsend

Ex-Republic of Ireland international on BBC 5 live

"Great save, excellent work. It wasn't a shabby free-kick but because he was so close Yohan Cabaye couldn't hit it at full pace."

GREAT SAVE!

Reading 0-0 Crystal Palace

...Reading know the danger here, they have pretty much every outfield player lining up in the wall to defend against Yohan Cabaye. Doesn't matter as Cabaye lifts the ball over the wall but Ali Al-Habsi produces a Hollywood save to push the effort away.

Ali Al Habsi
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YELLOW CARD

Reading 0-0 Crystal Palace

Another booking as Jake Cooper fouls Wilfried Zaha just outside the D. 

Prime Yohan Cabaye shooting position here...

Reading 0-0 Crystal Palace

Seconds later, Reading's Stephen Quinn turns, shoots and his deflected strike almost creeps in at the far post, but Wayne Hennessey stretches out a hand to push the ball away to safety.

No goals, but this is a proper FA Cup tie now. End-to-end.

Stephen Quinn
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Reading 0-0 Crystal Palace

It is starting to feel like this FA Cup tie is going to spark into life any minute now as Crystal Palace break, two on two. Wilfried Zaha feeds a pass to Yannick Bolasie just inside the area, Bolasie's low ball is just behind Zaha but Emmanuel Adebayor charges in to lash the loose ball over.

Emanuel Adebayor
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James Westwood: All these cards are just holding up the game now. What happened to a good old tackle?!

Tom Coldman: Are tackles banned in football now?!

Del: Mike Dean has lost the plot and in doing so he's completely ruined this game.

Rob Millward: Why is EVERYTHING a free kick these days?! Refs need to get a grip and understand it's a physical sport

YELLOW CARD

Reading 0-0 Crystal Palace

It's all becoming a bit niggly now as Yannick Bolasie is the latest player to be booked after a strong challenge on Jordan Obita. 

SUBSTITUTION

Reading 0-0 Crystal Palace

Reading have decided to bring on Matej Vydra, top scorer in the FA Cup this season with six goals, for Simon Cox.

A good chance to make an immediate impact as Reading have a free-kick after Damien Delaney brings down Hal Robson-Kanu, but Ollie Norwood's effort is straight into the wall.

YELLOW CARD

Reading 0-0 Crystal Palace

A bit of a kerfuffle as Wilfried Zaha and Chris Gunter clash. No major drama but the referee isn't happy, booking both of them.

Wilfried Zaha is booked
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GREAT SAVE!

Reading 0-0 Crystal Palace

Ali Al-Habsi take a bow! 

Cat-like reaction from the Reading keeper as he dives across to palm away Mile Jedinak's goalbound header. Moments later, Scott Dann's effort is cleared off the line.

Ali Al-Habsi makes a great save

Reading 0-0 Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace are picking up from where they left off in the first half here, and Reading have some defending to do. 

Two corners in quick succession for Palace, but they come to nothing.

Yanick Bolasie and Jordan Obita
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Reading 0-0 Crystal Palace

Jake Cooper goes in for a 50-50 with Yannick Bolasie, both clatter into each other and the referee gives a free-kick Crystal Palace's way. 

It's a good position for Yohan Cabaye to have a crack at goal, around 30 yards out. Cabaye sends the ball into the middle of the box and it bounces off Paul McShane's head and into Ali Al-Habsi's hands. McShane always knew what he was doing...

Jake Cooper speaks to Mike Dean
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KICK-OFF

Reading 0-0 Crystal Palace

Palace
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Right, I've already covered one goalless draw this week, I really don't want another one. Best rub Brian McDermott's head and make a wish...

Second half under way.

The FA Cup this weekend

Tonight's game is the first of four quarter-final clashes over the weekend. Here's what else is coming up...

Saturday:

Everton v Chelsea (17:30 GMT)

Sunday: 

Arsenal v Watford (13:30)

Man Utd v West Ham (16:00)

Reading 0-0 Crystal Palace

Former Reading and Palace boss Steve Coppell: "Reading have made it a 45-minute game now. They are in the game and they have Matej Vydra on the bench who can play for half an hour or so."

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Cracking cup-tie so far - onus on Palace to put one in the bag and really set this off - can feel the nerves, so much at stake.

Dave Sussex