2013 Football League Championship play-off Final

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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[1]
Referee Martin Atkinson[2]
Attendance 82,025
Weather Clear / 17 °C (63 °F)[3]
2012
2014

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.[4] 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. [5][6][7]

Route to the final[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
3 Watford 46 23 8 15 85 58 +27 77
4 Brighton & Hove Albion 46 19 18 9 69 43 +26 75
5 Crystal Palace 46 19 15 12 73 62 +11 72
6 Leicester City 46 19 11 16 71 48 +23 68

Semi-finals[edit]

First leg

9 May 2013
19:45
Leicester City 1–0 Watford
Nugent Goal 82' Report
King Power Stadium, Leicester
Attendance: 29,650
Referee: Neil Swarbrick

Second leg

12 May 2013
12:30
Watford 3–1 Leicester City
Vydra Goal 15'65'
Deeney Goal 90+7'
Report Nugent Goal 19'
Vicarage Road, Watford
Attendance: 16,142
Referee: Michael Oliver

Watford won 3–2 on aggregate.

Crystal Palace won 2–0 on aggregate.

Match[edit]

Details[edit]

27 May 2013
15:00 BST
Crystal Palace 1–0 (a.e.t.) Watford
Phillips Goal 105+1' (pen.) Report
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 82,025
Referee: Martin Atkinson[2]
Crystal Palace
Watford
GK 1 Argentina Julián Speroni
RB 2 England Joel Ward Booked 80'
CB 33 Wales Danny Gabbidon
CB 27 Republic of Ireland Damien Delaney
LB 21 England Dean Moxey Booked 104'
CM 15 Australia Mile Jedinak (c) Booked 28'
CM 8 South Africa Kagisho Dikgacoi Substituted off 18'
CM 10 Republic of Ireland Owen Garvan Substituted off 84'
RF 20 Wales Jonathan Williams Substituted off 66'
LF 16 England Wilfried Zaha
CF 18 England Aaron Wilbraham
Substitutes:
GK 34 Wales Lewis Price
DF 3 Wales Ashley Richards
DF 28 England Peter Ramage
MF 7 Democratic Republic of the Congo Yannick Bolasie
MF 22 England Stuart O'Keefe Booked 60' Substituted in 18'
MF 30 Brazil André Moritz Substituted in 84'
FW 9 England Kevin Phillips Substituted in 66'
Manager:
England Ian Holloway
GK 1 Spain Manuel Almunia (c)
CB 12 Jamaica Lloyd Doyley
CB 40 Sweden Joel Ekstrand Booked 10'
CB 27 Italy Marco Cassetti Booked 105'
RW 21 Scotland Ikechi Anya Substituted off 86'
CM 39 England Nathaniel Chalobah Substituted off 74'
CM 8 England Jonathan Hogg
CM 22 Switzerland Almen Abdi Booked 60'
LW 18 Czech Republic Daniel Pudil
CF 9 England Troy Deeney
CF 20 Czech Republic Matěj Vydra Substituted off 46'
Substitutes:
GK 30 Wales Jonathan Bond
DF 6 England Fitz Hall
DF 17 England Matthew Briggs
MF 7 Republic of Ireland Mark Yeates
MF 38 Italy Cristian Battocchio Substituted in 74'
FW 36 Switzerland Alexandre Geijo Substituted in 46'
FW 41 Italy Fernando Forestieri Substituted in 86'
Manager:
Italy Gianfranco Zola

Man of the Match:
Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace)[1]

Assistant referees:
Stuart Burt[2]
Peter Kirkup[2]
Fourth official:
Neil Swarbrick[2]
Reserve Assistant Referee:
John Brooks[2]

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Seven named substitutes.
  • Maximum of three substitutions.

Statistics[edit]

Crystal Palace Watford
Total shots 12 15
Shots on target 10 9
Ball possession 52% 48%
Corner kicks 6 8
Fouls committed 12 13
Yellow cards 4 3
Red cards 0 0

Source: BBC Sport[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Watford's Gianfranco Zola praises Wilfried Zaha". Sky Sports. 27 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Referees". Football League. 
  3. ^ "History for London, United Kingdom". Wunderground. 27 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Zaha's goodbye gift is a place in the Premier League as Phillips converts extra-time penalty the United-bound ace won for his boyhood club". Daily Mail. 27 May 2013. Retrieved 6 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "Crystal Palace v Watford - as it happened". Guardian. 27 May 2013. Retrieved 6 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "Wilfried Zaha shines as Kevin Phillips penalty puts Eagles back in the Premiership". The Independent. 27 May 2013. Retrieved 6 June 2013. 
  7. ^ "Crystal Palace v Watford: Championship play-off final: live". Daily Telegraph. 27 May 2013. Retrieved 6 June 2013. 
  8. ^ Fletcher, Paul (27 May 2013). "Crystal Palace 1-0 Watford". BBC Sport (British Broadcasting Corporation). Retrieved 29 May 2013.