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Phillips agrees Palace deal

Kevin Phillips has signed a one-year contract with newly promoted Crystal Palace, Sky Sports understands.

The former England international, who turns 40 on Thursday, scored the only goal of the Championship play-off final back in May, clinically dispatching an extra-time penalty to send the Eagles back to the Premier League for the first time in nine seasons.

He had been free agent after spending the latter part of last season at Selhurst Park on loan from Blackpool, and has previously admitted that one final season in the top flight of English football would be a perfect swansong to his career.

Phillips now has the opportunity to become the Premier League’s oldest ever scorer, a record held by former international teammate Teddy Sherringham, and one he is keen to add to his list of individual honours.

In 2000, whilst playing for Sunderland, Phillips became the only Englishman to have ever won the European Golden Boot.

Sun 21 July, 2013
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