February 23, 2024

Utilita Performance of the Week: Middlesbrough

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 Middlesbrough for their performance against Leicester City on Saturday the 17th of February.

Middlesbrough manager, Michael Carrick, will receive the Utilita Performance of the Week trophy.

Match Report

There were heroes all over the pitch as Michael Carrick's Boro completed a league double over Champions-elect Leicester City.

Two first half goals proved the difference - Finn Azaz and Sam Silvera the scorers - but Carrick's men were fantastic right across the park and the 3,000 magnificent travelling fans were rewarded with a victory that will stay in the memory.

Boro’s injury problems had increased further ahead of the clash with the runaway league leaders with Hayden Hackney and Jonny Howson the latest to join the casualty list after taking knocks at Preston in midweek.

Luke Thomas was also unavailable due to the terms of his loan deal, so Carrick had to shuffle his pack once again. There were starts for Lewis O’Brien, Lukas Engel, Silvera, and Paddy McNair, who took over the captaincy and played on the right of a back three.

Read more here: https://www.mfc.co.uk/news/2024/february/17/Match-Review--Leicester-City-1--Boro-2/

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