19 Apr 2018
LG PERFORMANCE OF THE WEEK: CLOUGH KEEPS BURTON HOPES ALIVE WITH WIN OVER LOCAL RIVALS DERBY
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 Burton Albion for their vital 3-1 victory
against Derby County on Saturday 14th April 2018.
The experienced and highly distinguished panel has managed a combined total of over 6,000 competitive matches in professional football.
Burton Albion manager Nigel Clough 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.
Nigel Clough's Brewers produced a gutsy and spirited performance to give themselves hope of avoiding relegation by beating local rivals Derby County 3-1 at the Pirelli Stadium.
Liam Boyce, with his first goal at the Pirelli, man of the match Luke Murphy and Lucas Akins were all on target as Albion scored three goals at home for the first time this season and provide a much needed home victory after seventeen winless games on home soil going back to September last year.
All Derby could muster in response was a David Nugent equaliser after Boyce had given Albion the lead and Stephen Bywater averted a late rally by the Rams by saving Matej Vydra's penalty.
It was a special day at the Pirelli Stadium as Albion chalked up another home victory over their local rivals and there was even time at the end for club captain Shaun Barker to make his first appearance of the season as a subtitute earning a superb ovation from both sets of supporters.