Soccer-Veteran Phillips leaves Palace as Pulis seeks reinforcements
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Veteran Kevin Phillips, who scored the penalty that secured Crystal Palace's promotion to the Premier League last season, has left the club, manager Tony Pulis said on Thursday. Phillips, 40, is one of the oldest players to appear in the Premier League. Pulis, speaking to reporters before Palace's London derby at Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, explained: "He had a six-month contract and that has run out. "I had a good chat with Kevin and he wants to get closer to home, which is the Midlands, which I understand." Phillips, who made his league debut for Watford nearly 20 years ago and has played for eight clubs, scored with an extra-time penalty against Watford to give Palace a 1-0 win in the Championship playoff final at Wembley in May which sealed their return to the Premier League after an eight-year absence.
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