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Second Performance of the Week Award!

10 April 2014

Crystal Palace have scooped a second consecutive Performance of the Week Award from the League Manager’s Association, following our 3-0 victory over Cardiff City. 

The Eagles have landed the prize for the second week in a row having previously been given the award for our display in the 1-0 triumph over Chelsea. 

Two superb strikes from Jason Puncheon and a goal from former Cardiff man Joe Ledley saw Palace run out convincing winners against their relegation rivals in south Wales last weekend to once again wow the LMA’s judges.

The five-man expert panel comprises LMA chairman Howard Wilkinson, former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson, ex-Eagles manager Dave Bassett, Joe Royle and Barry Fry.

Speaking as he was presented with the award by Dickie Davis from Sky Sports he said "Thanks very much to everybody on the judging panel who has voted for me again, its an award for a team performance and you have to respect the players who really are the people 
who win these prizes for managers. They were absolutely brilliant against Cardiff City last week and it is great to see their performance being recongnised with this award."

It means that Palace manager Tony Pulis will take home another specially engraved crystal football in recognition of the superb display. 

Speaking after that 3-0 win over the Bluebirds, Pulis said: “It was a good performance.

“We knew Cardiff would be strong and get lots of balls in the air, but our two centre-halves and two central midfielders were outstanding and we fancied ourselves on the break.

“We played really well against Chelsea last Saturday and we didn't want to come here after the Lord Mayor's Show.

“It is very rewarding for everyone concerned. That said, we still have six games to go and we are not safe. 

“The game against Aston Villa on Saturday is massive.”

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