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Palace Supporters Are Best In Europe!

15 October 2012

Having usually been praised for their support from the stands, Palace's fans also proved they were equally as strong on the pitch by winning the WorldNet Annual Football Supporters Tournament recently.

17 Eagles fans represented the club at Leeds University alongside 40 other supporters teams from the UK and Europe and having negotiated their way through the group and knockout stages, they beat defending champions RC Lens 2-0 in the final to scoop the top prize.

After experiencing plenty of near misses in the competition over the past five years, having been knocked out by the eventual winners every year at either the quarter or semi final stage, the Palace side were hopeful of going one step further and after beating Southampton 2-1 and AFC Wimbledon 6-0 qualified for the knockout stages.

The next day saw Doncaster Rovers beaten 2-0 in the last 16 before Motherwell were dispatched by the same scoreline to ensure the side progressed into the semi-finals, where they edged their way past Aberdeen 2-1 to reach their first ever final.

After a pre-match build-up including official photos and national anthems, Palace ran out 2-0 winners over their French counterparts in front of a large crowd to win the competition and ensure the trophy returned to England.

Group Stage
Crystal Palace 2–1 Southampton
Crystal Palace 6–0 AFC Wimbledon 

Last 16: Crystal Palace 2–0 Doncaster
Quarter Final: Crystal Palace 2–0 Motherwell
Semi-Final: Crystal Palace 2-1 Aberdeen
Final: Crystal Palace 2–0 RC Lens 

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