08 Feb 2019
LG PERFORMANCE OF THE WEEK: NEWPORT COUNTY BOOKS FIFTH ROUND FA CUP TIE WITH MAN CITY
The League Managers Association’s panel, comprising LMA Chairman Howard Wilkinson, Sir Alex Ferguson, Joe Royle and Dave Bassett, has determined that the LG Performance of the Week Award should go to Newport County for their 2 – 0 victory over Middlesbrough on Tuesday 5th February.
The experienced and highly distinguished panel has managed a combined total of over 5,500 competitive matches in professional football.
Newport County Manager Michael Flynn 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.
Write down the date. 5th February 2019. Newport County AFC have reached the Fifth Round of the Emirates FA Cup for just the second time in their history with a simply sublime team performance in a 2-0 victory against Championship outfit Middlesbrough.
Exactly 70 years to the day since County ousted Huddersfield to reach the last 16 of the competition, a truly magnificent team performance saw them through again with a hearted and spirited display.
Literally, insert whatever positive superlative you want and that would aptly sum up just how good County were.
Robbie Willmott and Padraig Amond will take the plaudits and the headlines for their stunning second-half goals but this was a monumental achievement from the 11 starters and two substitutes – they were simply unreal.
Watch out Pep Guardiola, Kevin De Bruyne, Sergio Aguero and co. – you’re all coming next Saturday to Rodney Parade!