20 Feb 2015
ANOTHER FA CUP VICTORY EARNS BRADFORD THE ACCOLADE
The League Managers Association five-man Performance of the Week panel, comprising LMA Chairman Howard Wilkinson, Sir Alex Ferguson, Joe Royle, Dave Bassett and Barry Fry, were in agreement that this week the newly sponsored and longstanding LG Performance of the Week Award should go to Bradford City following their excellent 2 - 0 victory against Sunderland in the FA Cup 5th round on Sunday 15th February 2015.
The experienced and highly distinguished panel has managed a combined total of over 6,000 competitive matches in professional football.
Bradford City manager Phil Parkinson will receive a specially commissioned trophy made by world renowned silversmiths and LMA Partner, Thomas Lyte of London, in a presentation to commemorate the award.
This is The Bantams' second award of the season - the heroes who brushed aside Chelsea at Stamford Bridge to win their first award added another Barclays Premier League scalp last Sunday when they defeated Sunderland at Valley Parade to secure a place in the Sixth Round against Reading which will be shown live on BT Sport on 7th March.
A goal in each half – the first John O’Shea’s own goal deflecting Billy Clarke’s shot, the second from Jon Stead – secured another memorable victory for Bradford who are just one more win away from a Semi-Final at Wembley Stadium.