Crystal Palace pinned Alex Ferguson's men with an extra time goal in the League Cup quarter final at Old Trafford on Wednesday. The 2-1 win will now put Crystal Palace to the semi-final (second division). They will face Cardiff City in January.

It was the 35-metre marvel strike by Darren Ambrose on 65 minutes that gave a real boost to the team and left even Gary Neville, the Manchester United defender in awe. Later, Glenn Murray shamed Fergie's boys by turning the free kick by Ambrose to the winning goal on 98 minutes.

"You can hear the fans out there now. We're delighted. We've got a great team spirit and we can beat anyone," Sky Sports quoted former Newcastle United midfielder Ambrose, as saying.

"It's what every boy's dream is, to come to a place like this and score a goal like that," he added.

"I'm so disappointed. I have to apologise to my fans and all the players who weren't playing. We never expected that," Sir Alex said, after Dimitar Berbatov, Rafael and Fabio came off with injuries.