March 15, 2024

Utilita Performance of the Week: AFC Bournemouth

(Nominations include Premier League, EFL Championship, EFL League One, EFL League Two, WSL, and Women’s Championship fixtures)

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 AFC Bournemouth for their performance against Luton Town on Wednesday 13th March.

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


Match Report 

AFC Bournemouth staged one of the most remarkable comebacks in Premier League history to emerge as 4-3 victors following a compelling contest with Luton Town at Vitality Stadium.

Trailing3-0 at half-time, Andoni Iraola’s team turned on the style to take the points thanks to Antoine Semenyo’s double, Dom Solanke’s 17th goal of the season and Illia Zabarnyi’s first for the club.

The hosts were left with a mountain to climb after first-half goals from Tahith Chong, Chiedozie Ogbene and Ross Barkley had put the Hatters in the driving seat at the break.

But three goals in the space of 14 minutes at the start of the second half put the Cherries on level terms before Semenyo struck in the 83rd minute to settle a scintillating affair in favour of Iraola’s team.

It is only the third time in Premier League history that a team losing 3-0 at half-time has gone on to win and the fifth time a team has overturned a 3-0 deficit to emerge victorious.


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