How to follow the FA Cup final on BBC

19 May

Wayne Rooney and Mile Jedinak


Manchester United are looking for a first FA Cup triumph since 2004, while a win for Palace would be the first time they have won the trophy

Crystal Palace and Manchester United meet in the FA Cup final in a 17:30 BST kick-off at Wembley on Saturday – and the BBC has a whole day of programming dedicated to the event.

You can watch the match live on BBC One, the Red Button and the BBC Sport website and app.

BBC Radio 5 live will have full match coverage, while there will also be live text commentary online from 10:00 BST, with video highlights.

You can also watch a series of specially scheduled programmes in the run-up to kick-off, including:

  • 06:00-10:00 BBC Breakfast, BBC One
  • 11:00-12:00 FA Cup Rewind: Crystal Palace v Man Utd (1990), BBC Two
  • 12:10-13:00 Football Focus, BBC One
  • 13:00-14:00 Jimmy Hill: A Man For All Seasons, BBC One (not in Scotland)
  • 14:00-14:35 FA Cup: The Road to Wembley, BBC One (not in Scotland)
  • 14:35-15:10 A Question of Sport: FA Cup Special, BBC One
  • 15:10-16:00 Pointless: FA Cup Special, BBC One

Gary Lineker will present live coverage from Wembley from 16:15, along with Alan Shearer, Danny Murphy and Ruud Gullit, as 11-time winners United look to secure their first FA Cup triumph since 2004 and Palace seek to win it for the first time.

Match of the Day will have highlights on BBC One at 22:55.

Barbara Slater, director of BBC Sport said: “As another great FA Cup season reaches its climax on the BBC, we will bring audiences to the heart of the action via a full day of FA Cup programming, showcasing how important this competition is to us and the 33m who have watched the coverage.

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1990 FA Cup final: Crystal Palace 3-3 Man Utd

“The special programming and first-class live coverage across TV, radio and digital platforms will provide audiences with a perfect finale to another thrilling FA Cup journey on the BBC.”

The tie is a repeat of the 1990 final when Sir Alex Ferguson won his first trophy as United manager with a 1-0 replay victory following a thrilling 3-3 draw.

United will wear white shirts, black shorts and white socks while Crystal Palace will wear their traditional red and blue home colours.

More than 57,500 supporters of the two finalists will be at Wembley, according to the FA, up from 50,000 in 2015.

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