A lot of Crystal Palace fans enjoyed reminiscing over a great day in their recent history as the club posted a throwback picture of their match on this day in 2013.
It is a photo from the day of their Championship play-off final triumph against Watford seven years ago which features the players’ celebrations after their victory against the Hornets.
It was a very tense affair which saw the game go to extra-time after a goalless 90 minutes, via BBC Sport. It looked like the game was going to go to penalties until Wilfried Zaha’s trickery was too much for the defence and he was fouled in the box. Up stepped veteran striker Kevin Phillips, who never looked like missing, and he smashed it into the top corner.
The Eagles were able to hold on to gain promotion to the Premier League and they have stayed in England’s top flight ever since. Having never managed consecutive Premier League seasons prior to 2013, they have been a top-flight club ever since then, with seven successive years at the highest level of English football, via Transfermarkt.
Here is how these Crystal Palace fans reacted to the tweet, with club ambassador Mark Bright describing the occasion as “magical”:
— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) May 27, 2020
A Magical day. https://t.co/zhhAe45mFH
— Brighty (@Mark__Bright) May 27, 2020
Will never, ever, forget watching this. https://t.co/LRu14waeoN
— Will (@WillSpilsbury23) May 27, 2020
best day ever
— . (@unrealknowledge) May 27, 2020
What a day, what a team https://t.co/yT6oBHofju
— Alfie Noakes (@MrGrumpy69) May 27, 2020
One of my best days ❤💙 https://t.co/WsYk5EgXcY
— Gumble 🏴🇬🇧🇪🇺🏳️🌈 (@LucyRandallGum) May 27, 2020
— Emma (@Cpfcem) May 27, 2020
Best day of my life https://t.co/kra69dzTcb
— Oliver Panter 🦅 (@oliver_panter94) May 27, 2020
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