17 Jan 2020
LG PERFORMANCE OF THE WEEK: HASENHÜTTL’S SAINTS WIN AT THE KING POWER
The League Managers Association’s panel, comprising LMA Chairman Howard Wilkinson, Sir Alex Ferguson, Chris Hughton, Joe Royle, Dave Bassett and Barry Fry, has determined that the LG Performance of the Week Award should go to Southampton for their 2-1 victory against Leicester City on Saturday 11th January 2020.
The experienced and highly distinguished panel has managed a combined total of over 6,500 competitive matches in professional football.
Southampton Manager Ralph Hasenhüttl will receive a celebratory bottle of champagne, courtesy of Tanners Wines, and an LG Performance of the Week trophy in a presentation to commemorate the result.
Southampton continued their remarkable recent upturn with a fifth win in six games and perhaps the biggest result of the lot, coming from behind to defeat second-placed Leicester City at the King Power Stadium in the Premier League.
Trailing to Dennis Praet’s 14th-minute opener, Saints were the better team from start to finish, and quickly recovered by drawing level through Stuart Armstrong’s first goal of the season five minutes later.
Twice top scorer Danny Ings struck the crossbar late in the first half, before Saints were denied a clear penalty by a marginal offside decision as VAR intervened.
Ings’s moment finally arrived nine minutes from the end, fed by substitute Ché Adams, before VAR cut short Leicester celebrations just as the Foxes thought they had drawn level through Jonny Evans’s last-gasp header, as Saints held on for a third successive away victory in the top flight.
Ralph Hasenhüttl made one change to his last Premier League starting line-up, as Shane Long returned to the attack in place of Moussa Djenepo, who dropped to the bench.