28 Sep 2020
LMA PERFORMANCE OF THE WEEK: HODGSON’S EAGLES WIN AWAY AT OLD TRAFFORD
The League Managers Association’s panel, comprising LMA Chairman Howard Wilkinson, Sir Alex Ferguson, Chris Hughton, Joe Royle, Dave Bassett, Barry Fry and Rachel Yankey, has determined that the LMA Performance of the Week Award should go to Crystal Palace for their 3-1 victory against Manchester United on Saturday 19th September 2020.
The experienced and highly distinguished panel has managed a combined total of over 6,500 competitive matches in professional football.
Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson will receive a celebratory bottle of champagne, courtesy of Tanners Wines, to commemorate the result.
Whatever else he would do, Wilfried Zaha made history when he kicked-off against Manchester United today, captaining his boyhood club for the first time competitively since his debut over 10 years ago.
With the armband gripping his sleeve for the first time, the Ivorian was perfectly placed to not only make history against his former club, but to do so in style - embodying the grit and resolve of a Palace side determined to maintain their success playing David away to English football’s largest Goliaths.
After making three fouls in the game’s opening minute, Manchester United outlined their understanding of the Eagles’ attacking threat this afternoon - and their concern was vindicated just moments later.