MP

05 Jan 2017

LG PERFORMANCE OF THE WEEK: POCHETTINO’S SPURS SECURE MAGNIFICENT VICTORY OVER LEAGUE LEADERS

The League Managers Association’s five-man panel, comprising LMA Chairman Howard Wilkinson, Sir Alex Ferguson, Joe Royle, Dave Bassett and Barry Fry, has determined that the LG Performance of the Week Award should go to Tottenham Hotspur following their 2-0 victory against Premier League leaders Chelsea on Wednesday 4th January 2017.

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

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino will receive a celebratory bottle of champagne, courtesy of Tanners Wines, and a LG Performance of the Week trophy in a presentation to commemorate the result.

Match Report

Tottenham ended Chelsea's attempt to make Premier League history with a 14th successive victory as the title pacesetters were well beaten at White Hart Lane.

Spurs moved up to third place as headers from Dele Alli either side of half-time made the difference to leave Chelsea five points ahead of Liverpool in second place.

Alli rose to meet Christian Eriksen's cross in first-half stoppage time and the same pair combined to put the game out of Chelsea's reach in the 54th minute.

Eden Hazard had Chelsea's two best chances in each half but Spurs closed out the victory in comfort to put north London rivals Arsenal out of the top four and leave themselves seven points off the top after their fifth successive league win.

Match report courtesy of BBC Sport: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/38447903