24 Aug 2017
LG PERFORMANCE OF THE WEEK: WARNOCK DEFEATS WOLVES TO MAINTAIN PERFECT START TO THE SEASON
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 Cardiff City for their 2-1 victory against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday 19th August 2017.
The experienced and highly distinguished panel has managed a combined total of over 6,000 competitive matches in professional football.
Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock 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.
A competitive match that was waiting for a goal, which finally came after 54 minutes. Hoilett, who has returned from the Gold Cup with Canada in fine form, broke down the left wing before pacing to Ralls inside the box. The 23-year-old central midfielder made no mistake in sweeping the ball home first time beyond Ruddy to give Neil Warnock's side the lead.
Former Norwich City goalkeeper Ruddy was required on a number of occasions to stop Cardiff from increasing their advantage. Zohore powering through the home defence on 65 & 66 minutes to test the former England shot stopper. Ruddy's expert saves proved even more important as Wolves equalised with just over 20 minutes remaining, Leo Bonatini diverting the ball home at close range following a powerful cross from Barry Douglas.
It was an end-to-end match after the second goal hit the net. The Bluebirds pushing hard to regain their advantage and maintain that 100% record in 2017/18. The crucial third goal came on 77 minutes, with a former player coming back to stun the home team.