Veteran striker Kevin Phillips scored an extra-time penalty as Crystal Palace ended an eight-year Premier League absence by beating Watford 1-0 in the Championship play-off final at Wembley on Monday (May 27).
Former Watford forward Phillips, 39, secured Palace's promotion to the top flight when he drove his spot-kick high into the net in the 105th minute after Manchester United-bound forward Wilfried Zaha was brought down by Marco Cassetti.
Victory was thoroughly deserved for Ian Holloway's Palace as they dominated the game that analysts estimate is worth £120 million to the winners.
Man-of-the-match Zaha was a constant threat in attack and he gave a performance that showed why United have already agreed to sign him at the end of the season.
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