Register Login Scores

International

KG’s Palace Promoted

Kagisho Dikgacoi’s Crystal Place will play in the English Premiership next season after an extra-time winner from veteran striker Kevin Phillips saw them beat Watford 1-0 in the Championship play-off final at Wembley on Monday.

Sadly for the South African international he only played 17 minutes of football in the final before leaving the field injured.

Still, Dikgacoi will rejoice in the fact that his side will be playing top flight football next season with the victory seeing Ian Holloway's side return to the Premiership after an eight-year absence and bank an estimated £120 million.

It was a tense affair with very few chances on goal as both sides were cagey in attack and instead opted to play cautious football, resulting in a very defence-minded game.

The pace of the game, though, did not suffer as the action was thick and fast in the centre of the park with tackles flying in from both sides.

After 90 minutes of action the sides could not be separated and the game went into extra-time.

After remaining untested during normal time, Palace keeper Julian Speroni made a wonderful save early in extra-time when he dived to his left at the feet of Troy Deeney to deny the Watford striker a tap in from two-yards out.

The breakthrough finally arrived in the 105th minute. Zaha's trickery fooled Marco Cassetti, who was tempted into a challenge that sent the Palace winger crashing to the ground.

Phillips stepped up and coolly slotted home to seal the win for Palace.

nextarticle

Iker, Torres, Martinez Back For Confed Cup

70 comments

Top 5

Chiefs v Sundowns Postponed For Two Months

88 Dec 12, 2019 12:27 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

The 10 Richest Footballers In The World

18 Nov 24, 2019 07:17 PM in World News

The Best Players In Europe Revealed: CR7 Not in Top 20

35 Dec 09, 2019 01:30 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Pitso: If We Benefitted, It’s About Time

149 Dec 12, 2019 10:52 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

The Best Players In Europe Revealed: CR7 Not in Top 20

35 Dec 09, 2019 01:30 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Breaking: Pirates Announce New Coach

199 Dec 10, 2019 12:24 PM in Orlando Pirates

Mourinho Linked With Shock Signing

6 Dec 09, 2019 06:32 PM in English Premier League

The Top Goalscorers This Season So Far

14 Dec 09, 2019 08:31 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Ronaldo Jr Wins Tournament, Named Best Striker

19 Dec 09, 2019 10:51 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Sundowns Star Leaves Stadium On Crutches

16 Dec 12, 2019 09:18 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

9 Players Who Left Barca Because Of Messi

27 Nov 03, 2019 10:21 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Pirates Confirm Injuries To Trio, Update On Another

7 Dec 12, 2019 12:58 PM in Orlando Pirates

The Highest-Paid Player At Each EPL Club Revealed

21 Sep 15, 2019 07:15 PM in Cadbury

Tade’s Emotional Downs Departure Explained

37 Dec 12, 2019 12:06 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns