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The Eagles beat Watford in the play-off final at Wembley to secure their top-flight status, and hordes of footballers took to Twitter to share their delight...and misery

The final piece of domestic business was taken care of on Monday afternoon as Crystal Palace overcame Watford in the play-off final to book their place in the Premier League.

The good and the great of football duly took to Twitter to congratulate the Eagles, or, in the case of former Hornets skipper Jay DeMerit, wallow in defeat.

Veteran striker Kevin Phillips scored the decisive, winning goal and was on the receiving end of plenty of adulation from his peers, while the return of Ian Holloway is eagerly anticipated by Michael Owen. All that and more in the latest edition of Word on the Tweet...

"Glad all over!!! Congratulations to @CEO4TAG [Palace chairman Steve Parish] and everyone, back to Selhurst park next year."
Former Eagle Wayne Routledge shares his delight with a rendition of 'Glad all Over'. 'Sloop John B' has a new rival for most annoying song you will hear at a Premier League football ground.


"Many congratulations to Crystal Palace on promotion to the Premier League. See you on MOTD in August."
Gary Lineker can't help a bit of self-pluggage. On today's showing, Palace fans are going to be seeing an awful lot of their team at the tail-end of the show.


"Just landed to see the Watford score... #bummed. The glory hornets will live to fight another day!! #ForeverYellow"
One-time Watford centre-back – and former club captain – Jay DeMerit is, like, totally bummed by the Hornets' play-off final heartbreak.


"So happy for Mile Jedinak lifting the playoff final trophy. Greay guy and team mate"
Liverpool goalkeeper Brad Jones gives his Australian compatriot a shout out. Enjoy this morsel of victory while you can, lads, the Ashes are only six weeks away.


"Congrats to Palace.....Kevin Phillips....classy! I think it'll be a quiet night on South London after that!?"
How Rio Ferdinand must hope Kevin Phillips stays with the Eagles next season. The 39-year-old is just about the only player in the world who can make the Manchester United defender look quick.


"Get in there Palace! Well done #wilbrahimovic never met anyone who puts it in like him! Delighted for him! #topman"
Puts it in like him? Norwich goalkeeper John Ruddy can't mean goals, surely? Palace's misfiring striker Aaron Wilbraham - who must have been a joy to face in training - gets some loving from his one-time Canaries team-mate.


"Congratulations Crystal Palace. They were the better team on the day. Can't wait to see Ian Holloway in the Premier League again! #legend"
'Legend' is a term that is used a little too liberally these days, as Michael Owen demonstrates. Perhaps he's hoping “Ollie” will recruit him as a younger, better (marginally) version of Kevin Phillips.


"Congrats to CPFC for returning to the premier league!!"
Edgar Davids joins in with the messages of congratulations for Crystal Palace – is he angling for a move to the Premier League too?...

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