28 May 2013

Crystal Palace return to Premier League

10:25 am on 28 May 2013

Crystal Palace are on their way back to English Premier League football after ending an eight-year absence by beating Watford 1-0 in the Championship final playoff at Wembley.

The veteran striker Kevin Phillips, a former Watford forward, scored an extra-time penalty to secure Palace's promotion to the top flight which is estimated to be worth 120 million pounds.

It was fourth time lucky for the 39-year-old Phillips, who'd been in three losing sides in playoff finals.