12 Aug 2016


The League Managers Association’s five-man panel, comprising LMA Chairman Howard Wilkinson, Sir Alex Ferguson, Joe Royle, Dave Bassett and Barry Fry, have determined that the first LG Performance of the Week Award of the season should go to Luton Town following their excellent 3-1 victory against Aston Villa in the EFL Cup on Tuesday 10th August 2016.

The experienced and highly distinguished panel has managed a combined total of over 6,000 competitive matches in professional football.

Luton Town manager Nathan Jones will receive a celebratory bottle of champagne, courtesy of Tanners Wines, in a presentation to commemorate the award.

Five-time winners Aston Villa were knocked out of the EFL Cup in the first round by the League Two side.

Villa, without an away win since August 2015, took the lead at Kenilworth Road when Jordan Ayew scuffed home.

Jake Gray equalised with a neat finish and Cameron McGeehan capitalised on a fortuitous rebound to put Luton ahead against a side relegated from the Premier League last term.

Jores Okore turned into his own net to compound Villa's misery.

The Denmark international diverted past Mark Bunn, after the keeper could only get his fingertips to Gray's low ball into the area.

Villa, without a win in all competitions since February, had started the better when Ayew found the bottom corner after outmuscling the defence at a corner.

But after Gray's first goal for the Hatters made it 1-1, former Norwich midfielder McGeehan was left with a tap in when Gray's strike rebounded off Bunn and Jack Grealish into his path.

Match report courtesy of BBC Sport: