2013 Football League Championship play-off Final

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2013 Football League Championship play-off Final
Event2012–13 Football League Championship
After extra time
Date27 May 2013
VenueWembley Stadium, London
Man of the MatchWilfried Zaha[1]
RefereeMartin Atkinson[2]
Attendance82,025
WeatherClear / 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 the 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
Leicester City1–0Watford
Nugent Goal 82' Report
Attendance: 29,650
Crystal Palace0–0Brighton & Hove Albion
Report
Attendance: 23,294

Second leg
Watford3–1Leicester City
Vydra Goal 15'65'
Deeney Goal 90+7'
Report Nugent Goal 19'
Attendance: 16,142

Watford won 3–2 on aggregate.

Brighton & Hove Albion0–2Crystal Palace
Report Zaha Goal 69'88'
Attendance: 29,518

Crystal Palace won 2–0 on aggregate.

Match[edit]

Details[edit]

Crystal Palace1–0 (a.e.t.)Watford
Phillips Goal 105+1' (pen.) Report
Attendance: 82,025
Crystal Palace
Watford
GK 1 Julián Speroni
RB 2 Joel Ward Yellow card 80'
CB 33 Danny Gabbidon
CB 27 Damien Delaney
LB 21 Dean Moxey Yellow card 104'
CM 15 Mile Jedinak (c) Yellow card 28'
CM 8 Kagisho Dikgacoi Substituted off 18'
CM 10 Owen Garvan Substituted off 84'
RF 20 Jonny Williams Substituted off 66'
LF 16 Wilfried Zaha
CF 18 Aaron Wilbraham
Substitutes:
GK 34 Lewis Price
DF 3 Jazz Richards
DF 28 Peter Ramage
MF 7 Yannick Bolasie
MF 22 Stuart O'Keefe Yellow card 60' Substituted in 18'
MF 30 André Moritz Substituted in 84'
FW 9 Kevin Phillips Substituted in 66'
Manager:
Ian Holloway
GK 1 Manuel Almunia (c)
CB 12 Lloyd Doyley
CB 40 Joel Ekstrand Yellow card 10'
CB 27 Marco Cassetti Yellow card 105'
RW 21 Ikechi Anya Substituted off 86'
CM 39 Nathaniel Chalobah Substituted off 74'
CM 8 Jonathan Hogg
CM 22 Almen Abdi Yellow card 60'
LW 18 Daniel Pudil
CF 9 Troy Deeney
CF 20 Matěj Vydra Substituted off 46'
Substitutes:
GK 30 Jonathan Bond
DF 6 Fitz Hall
DF 17 Matthew Briggs
MF 7 Mark Yeates
MF 38 Cristian Battocchio Substituted in 74'
FW 36 Alexandre Geijo Substituted in 46'
FW 41 Fernando Forestieri Substituted in 86'
Manager:
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". The Football League. Archived from the original on 23 October 2013.
  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. London. 27 May 2013. Retrieved 6 June 2013.
  5. ^ "Crystal Palace v Watford – as it happened". The Guardian. London. 27 May 2013. Retrieved 6 June 2013.
  6. ^ "Wilfried Zaha shines as Kevin Phillips penalty puts Eagles back in the Premiership". The Independent. London. 27 May 2013. Retrieved 6 June 2013.
  7. ^ "Crystal Palace v Watford: Championship play-off final: live". The Daily Telegraph. London. 27 May 2013. Retrieved 6 June 2013.
  8. ^ Fletcher, Paul (27 May 2013). "Crystal Palace 1–0 Watford". BBC Sport. Retrieved 29 May 2013.