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Live Reporting

Gary Rose

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  1. Post update

    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.

  2. 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."

  3. 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.

  4. Post update

    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."

  5. 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."

  6. 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."

  7. Post update

    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."

  8. 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
  9. Post update

    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."

  10. Post update

    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."  

  11. Post update

    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."


    Reading 0-2 Crystal Palace

    All over and Crystal Palace are going to Wembley!

    Crystal Palace celebrate
  13. 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.

  14. Post update

    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.


    Reading 0-1 Crystal Palace

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


    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.

  17. Post update

    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
  18. 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.


    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
  20. Post update

    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.