Palace face Manchester United in the FA Cup final next Saturday. But Pardew reckons the club are equally desperate for the extra prize Premier League prize money that a win tomorrow could bring. “I’ve definitely got one eye on the FA Cup final,” he said. “We can make history. I’m very much aware of that.
“We have almost two more weeks training before then with the manager and him drilling his philosophy. We have to be positive.” Benitez has turned to a little-known former Forest Green forward to help Newcastle rediscover their goal threat. Glasgow-born Allan Russell hopes to work his magic with Aleksandar Mitrovic, Ayoze Perez and Papiss Cisse,