The Manchester United-bound winger won the penalty which Kevin Phillips scored to fire Ian Holloway's side to the top flight after an eight-year absenceIan Holloway believes new Manchester United manager David Moyes would be "silly" to allow Wilfried Zaha to return to Crystal Palace on loan next season.
Zaha made another match-winning contribution to Palace's promotion cause in the Championship play-off final against Watford at Wembley, drawing a foul from Marco Cassetti which allowed Kevin Phillips to fire the Eagles back to the Premier League from the penalty spot.
And while Holloway admits his club's top flight status might make a deal more feasible, he insists he is not going to get his hopes up.
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Holloway insists he will battle to keep his squad intact ahead of the new season but concedes he will be unable to prevent interest from high-profile clubs.
"The big wigs get the good players all the time, that's what happens," he said.
"We'll try to fight to keep as many of these as we can, and add to [the squad]. But tonight I don't really care.
"I'm delighted for Wilfried, he's got us to the Premier League with a wonderful bit of skill and Kevin Phillips stuck it in the net, what more can I say?"
Zaha, meanwhile, took the time to revel in the realisation of his dream to bring Palace back to the Premier League after an eight-year absence.
"I'm speechless, I'm exhausted and speechless," Zaha told Sky Sports.
"It's a dream come true, it's all I wanted - to leave Crystal Palace as a Premier League side. It's all I wanted.
"I told myself I'm giving it all I can, 100 percent, 200 per cent, all I want to do is help out the team. I'm glad we actually made it."
Phillips also paid tribute to the departing Zaha and admits he is unsure whether he will call time on his own playing career this summer.
"I'm delighted for this lad, he goes with everyone's best wishes. 10 years at this club, he deserves every success he gets in the future," Phillips said.
"I'm delighted to score at the old Wembley, and now I've scored at the new Wembley and if it is my last game [for Palace] then what a way to sign off.
"I'm going to have a break now, I deserve it, every bit of my body is aching. I've had a long season but I'll go away and see what the future brings. I certainly want to stay in the game, whether that's playing or coaching, we'll just see what it brings."