The League Managers Association (LMA) have agreed that the F&C Investments Performance of the Week Award should go to Newcastle United, after their excellent 6-0 home win against Aston Villa last Sunday afternoon.
Chris Hughton – receives special award on Saturday
The panel was comprised of LMA Chairman Howard Wilkinson, Sir Alex Ferguson, Joe Royle, Dave Bassett and Barry Fry, and now the Newcastle manager Chris Hughton will receive a specially engraved crystal football during a special presentation to be televised live on Sky Soccer this coming Saturday.
Newcastle survived a 10th minute penalty miss by John Carew, who recklessly smashed the ball way over the bar, but then first half goals from Joey Barton (a beauty), Kevin Nolan and Andy Carroll made it 3-0 at half time.
21 year-old Andy Carroll completed his hat-trick in the second half and new Newcastle captain Kevin Nolan scored his second, to end what was an exciting home return to the Premier League by a dominant Newcastle United side.
And of course last night the Newcastle youngsters got a good result, with a Carling Cup 3-2 win at Accrington Stanley.
Next up are Wolves on Saturday afternoon at Molyneux, and hopefully another 3 points.