WATCH: Mata mocks Pardew’s bad Dad dance

Date published: Saturday 21st May 2016 8:34

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Manchester United goalscorer Juan Mata had the last laugh by mocking Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew’s awkward bad Dad dance in celebrating Jason Puncheon’s opening goal in the FA Cup Final. 

“Pardiola” opted to leave Puncheon out of his starting line-up for the FA Cup Final at Wembley, but within minutes of introducing the attacker as a second-half substitute, Puncheon scored a stunning half-volley that flew past David De Gea to give Palace a 1-0 lead.

And the Eagles boss appeared overjoyed with the goal, bursting into a snake-hips style celebration, like a drunken Dad at a wedding.

But within minutes of his touchline antics, Manchester United equalised through Juan Mata, and the Spaniard saw the funny side, mocking Pardew’s dance from the substitutes bench after bring brought off by Louis Van Gaal.


Things went from bad to worse for Pards, who saw his side lose out to a stunning extra-time goal from Jesse Lingard as Manchester United went on to claim their first FA Cup triumph since 2004.

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