20 Mar 2015
HISTORIC HOME VICTORY EARNS BURNLEY 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 LG Performance of the Week Award should go to Burnley following their excellent 1-0 victory against reigning champions Manchester City in the Barclays Premier League on Saturday 14th March 2015.
The experienced and highly distinguished panel has managed a combined total of over 6,000 competitive matches in professional football.
Burnley manager Sean Dyche 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.
Burnley have taken 4 points from City this season, having earned a very creditable draw at the Etihad Stadium in December, and George Boyd’s 61st minute goal following a poor clearance from City captain Vincent Kompany had the Turf Moor faithful ecstatic.
Sean Dyche was delighted, “It was a fantastic result for many reasons. I think the players put in a very good performance which is a reward for everyone connected to the club including the team, individuals, the staff, myself and also the town and the fans.
“City have a high-class group and it took a fantastic strike by Boydy to win it. The margins were tight but I think we edged it overall in a close match”.