Potter wins LMA Utilita Performance of the Week award

Head coach recognised after win over Manchester United.

By Bruce Talbot • 12 August 2022

By Paul Hazlewood
Head coach Graham Potter with the LMA Utilita Performance of the Week award.

Graham Potter is the first winner of the LMA Utilita Performance of the Week this season in recognition of last Sunday’s 2-1 win over Manchester United.

It was our first victory at Old Trafford and came thanks to two first-half goals from Pascal Gross.

By Paul Hazlewood
Albion's 2-1 win at Manchester United was recognised by the League Managers Association.

On receiving the award, Graham said: “We were really pleased with the result against Manchester United, and it’s an honour for the team to be recognised by such a prestigious panel. I’d like to thank them, the LMA and Utilita for the award.”

“It’s nice for the hard work of the players and staff to be recognised in this way. It was great to make a bit of history for the club with our first win at Old Trafford and we’ll be looking to build on it on Saturday and another tough game against Newcastle.”

This season, the League Managers Association continues to recognise the achievements of its members through a weekly performance award. The award is announced every Friday with the LMA Panel voting for their performance of the week across the Premier League, EFL, Barclays Women’s Super League and Barclays Women’s Championship.

The highly distinguished voting panel comprises of LMA chairman Howard Wilkinson, LMA committee members Sir Alex Ferguson CBE, Rachel Yankey OBE, Chris Hughton and Dave Bassett, LMA ambassador and QPR Director of Football Les Ferdinand, Sky Sports broadcaster Clare Tomlinson and LMA member Barry Fry.