16 Sep 2022


The League Managers Association’s panel, comprising LMA Chairman Howard Wilkinson, Sir Alex Ferguson, Chris Hughton, Rachel Yankey, Les Ferdinand, Clare Tomlinson, Dave Bassett and Barry Fry has determined that the Utilita Performance of the Week Award should go to Sunderland for their 3-0 victory against Reading on Wednesday 14th August 2022.

Sunderland Manager Tony Mowbray will receive the Utilita Performance of the Week trophy.

Match Report

Sunderland ended Reading’s perfect home record in the Sky Bet Championship with an emphatic victory at the Select Car Leasing Stadium on Wednesday evening.

Tony Mowbray’s side lost Ellis Simms nine minutes before the interval, but they provided the perfect response through Patrick Robert’s first-half double.

An outstanding third was bagged by Jack Clarke, who capped off a wonderful free-flowing move with 69 minutes played to seal the points well before the final whistle.

Sunderland made one change from the side that faced Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium, as Aji Alese replaced the injured Dennis Cirkin. 

Summer signing Jewison Bennett was named amongst the substitutes, with the Costa Rica international included in the matchday squad for the first time since his move to Wearside. more here: