December 15, 2023

Utilita Performance of the Week: AFC Bournemouth

The League Managers Association’s panel, comprising of 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 AFC Bournemouth for their performance against Manchester United on Saturday the 9th of December.

AFC Bournemouth manager, Andoni Iraola, will receive the Utilita Performance of the Week trophy.

Match Report

Andoni Iraola presided over one of the greatest wins in the history of the Cherries – a first victory at Old Trafford against Manchester United, the 20-time champions of England.

The Spanish head coach saw goals from Dom Solanke, Philip Billing and Marcos Senesi earn the visitors a famous 3-0 triumph, their third away win in succession.

Despite beating the Red Devils on two occasions at Vitality Stadium in their first spell in the top flight between 2015 and 2020, the best the Cherries could do at Old Trafford was a share of the spoils in March 2017.

But that all changed as Iraola’s team wrote a new chapter in the record books, with Solanke starting the ball rolling with a finely taken fifth-minute opener.

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