2013 Football League Championship play-off Final
|Event||2012–13 Football League Championship|
|After extra time|
|Date||27 May 2013|
|Venue||Wembley Stadium, London|
|Man of the Match||Wilfried Zaha|
|Weather||Clear / 17 °C (63 °F)|
The 2013 Football League Championship play-off final was a football match contested by Crystal Palace and Watford on 27 May 2013 at Wembley Stadium to decide the third and final team to be promoted from Football League Championship to the Premier League for the 2013–14 season.
Crystal Palace won the match 1–0 with a penalty by Kevin Phillips during extra time to return to the top flight after an eight-year absence. Marco Cassetti tripped Wilfried Zaha on the left-hand side of the penalty area. Philips who had come on as a substitute in the 66th minute placed the ball right footed into the top left-hand corner of the net to give the goalkeeper no chance. 
Route to the final
|4||Brighton & Hove Albion||46||19||18||9||69||43||+26||75|
- First leg
9 May 2013
10 May 2013
|Crystal Palace||0–0||Brighton & Hove Albion|
- Second leg
12 May 2013
|Vydra 15', 65'
Watford won 3–2 on aggregate.
13 May 2013
|Brighton & Hove Albion||0–2||Crystal Palace|
|Report||Zaha 69', 88'|
Crystal Palace won 2–0 on aggregate.
27 May 2013
|Crystal Palace||1–0 (a.e.t.)||Watford|
|Phillips 105+1' (pen.)||Report|
|Shots on target||10||9|
Source: BBC Sport
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- Fletcher, Paul (27 May 2013). "Crystal Palace 1-0 Watford". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). Retrieved 29 May 2013.