Crystal Palace reached the FA Cup semi-finals for the first time in six years with a 4-0 thrashing of struggling Everton on Sunday.
Everton’s Marc Guehi, Jean-Philippe Mateta, Wilfried Zaha and Will Hughes got the goals as the Eagles continued their impressive first season under Patrick Vieira.
Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira says the club is enjoying an “exciting period” after booking their place in the FA Cup semi-finals with a dominant 4-0 win over Everton at Selhurst Park.
Vieira said: “Going to Wembley is fantastic.
“You can hear the atmosphere in the stadium, the fans; this is what they wanted and we wanted to give it to them.
“They’ve been fantastic in getting behind the team. It is just a step forward; there is a long way to go. This is an exciting period for us, we will enjoy it and we will enjoy today.
“We went through difficult times in the game, especially the first 15 or 20 minutes. But we didn’t concede; when we scored first, we started to believe more and managed to win the game.
“The crucial point was the first 15 minutes because they were on top of us; they had momentum.
“We showed maturity because we went longer and played for the second ball – it got us into the game.”
Palace will meet Chelsea, who beat Middlesbrough on Saturday, for a place in the final