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08 Nov 2019

LG PERFORMANCE OF THE WEEK: BRUCE’S NEWCASTLE WINS AWAY AT WEST HAM

The League Managers Association’s panel, comprising LMA Chairman Howard Wilkinson, Sir Alex Ferguson, Chris Hughton, Joe Royle, Dave Bassett and Barry Fry, has determined that the LG Performance of the Week Award should go to Newcastle United for their 3-2 victory against West Ham on Saturday 2nd November 2019.

The experienced and highly distinguished panel has managed a combined total of over 6,500 competitive matches in professional football.

Newcastle United Manager Steve Bruce 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.

Match Report

Goals from Ciaran Clark, Federico Fernández and Jonjo Shelvey saw Newcastle United claim a fine away win at West Ham United on Saturday afternoon.

Clark’s thumping header gave United the lead 16 minutes in before Fernández nodded in a second to give Newcastle a firm grip on the contest.

They carved out a host of chances to put the game to bed before half time, with Allan Saint-Maximin, Miguel Almirón and Shelvey all going close to adding a third.

But their continued pressure paid off in the second half when the excellent Shelvey’s sublime free kick put them 3-0 up at the home of the Hammers.

Fabian Balbuena and Robert Snodgrass struck to give West Ham hope in the final quarter of an hour, but it was to be Newcastle’s day as their most dominant display of the season so far earned them a valuable victory in the capital.

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