May 10, 2024

Utilita Performance of the Week: Crystal Palace

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 Crystal Palace for their performance against Manchester United on Monday 6th May.

Crystal Palace manager, Oliver Glasner, will receive the Utilita Performance of the Week trophy.

Match Report

An utterly dominant Crystal Palace thrashed Manchester United 4-0 at Selhurst Park to record a first-ever league double against the visitors.

Palace were seeking not only a first-ever double against Manchester United, but their first sequence of three consecutive home victories since October 2022.

Oliver Glasner made one change to their starting XI with Ebere Eze, back from injury, returning to the side in place of Jordan Ayew. Marc Guéhi – absent since early February –

In truth, with a confident Palace in full flow against an out-of-sorts United team, their victory never seemed in doubt from the early stages as – spurred on by another red-hot atmosphere at Selhurst Park – the Eagles were sharper to every loose ball.

While there were no chances in the opening quarter-of-an-hour, the only real menace stemmed from Palace – and when the first goal arrived, it did so from a familiar source.

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