Sep 28, 2013 at 3pm UK at ​St Mary's Stadium
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Crystal Palace
Osvaldo (47'), Lambert (49')
Davis (17')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Chamakh (28'), Mariappa (69')

Kevin Phillips: 'I wouldn't celebrate against Southampton'

Kevin Phillips of Crystal Palace during a Pre Season Friendly between Crystal Palace and Lazio at Selhurst Park on August 10, 2013
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Crystal Palace striker Kevin Phillips insists that he won't celebrate if he scores against former club Southampton on Saturday.

Crystal Palace striker Kevin Phillips has admitted that he regrets celebrating a goal against Southampton earlier in his career.

Phillips scored the winning goal against his former side when playing for Birmingham City five years ago, and the veteran forward has indicated that he wouldn't repeat the act should he net against them for the Eagles on Saturday.

The 40-year-old told the Daily Star: "I had six great years with Saints as a teenager and two more after coming back from Sunderland.

"I came off the bench and got Birmingham's winner with a couple of minutes to go and it was just a reaction. I should not have celebrated that goal.

"I have so much fondness for Southampton. The fans and the club have always treated me brilliantly."

The former Sunderland frontman scored 26 goals in 73 appearances during his time at the Saints between 2003 and 2005.

Sunderland's Italian manager Paolo Di Canio reacts during the English Premier League football match between Sunderland and Fulham at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland, northeast England, on August 17, 2013
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