18 May 2017
LG PERFORMANCE OF THE WEEK: ALLARDYCE LEADS EAGLES TO SAFETY WITH COMFORTABLE WIN AGAINST HULL
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 Crystal Palace for their emphatic 4-0 victory against Hull City on Sunday 14th April 2017.
The experienced and highly distinguished panel has managed a combined total of over 6,000 competitive matches in professional football.
Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce 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.
Palace secured their Premier League status in fine style as they thrashed Hull City by four goals on a perfect afternoon for the Eagles.
In a game that the Eagles couldn’t afford to lose and Hull just had to win, the result ensured that the Tigers became the third and final team demoted to the Championship, ensuring that Sam Allardyce achieved the challenge that was handed to him back in December at clinching a record-breaking fifth successive top-flight campaign in 2017/18.
Any pre-match fears were alleviated thanks to a composed finish by Zaha just two minutes into the encounter, with Benteke adding a second in typical fashion on 34 minutes. After the break, Milivojevic dispatched a penalty before Patrick van Aanholt tucked home late on to ensure the Eagles will be dining at English football’s top table again next year.