20 Dec 2019
LG PERFORMANCE OF THE WEEK: JORDAN RHODES FIRST HALF HAT-TRICK STUNS THE CITY GROUND
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 Sheffield Wednesday for their 4 - 0 victory against Nottingham Forest on Saturday 14th December 2019.
The experienced and highly distinguished panel has managed a combined total of over 6,500 competitive matches in professional football.
Sheffield Wednesday Manager Garry Monk 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.
Jordan Rhodes took the plaudits and the match ball home as his 37-minute first half hat-trick dismantled Nottingham Forest at The City Ground.
Rhodes was unplayable and a beleaguered Forest had no answer, with Wednesday putting the points out of reach before the interval.
Steven Fletcher chipped in with another goal to ensure there was no way back for the hosts.
The second half could never match the thrills of the first, which began with Barry Bannan sending a sighter just wide as the Owls made their attacking intentions clear.
And that was the sign of much, much more to come in a scintillating opening period that belonged to Wednesday.