Rafa Benitez has picked up another trophy and more champagne, courtesy of Sir Alex Ferguson, Howard Wilkinson and the rest of the LMA panel.

The League Managers Association deciding that the inspired fightback against Norwich was worthy of ‘Performance of the week’.

The LMA panel, which also includes barry Fry, Dave Bassett and Joe Royle, have awarded the Newcastle boss a trophy and bottle of champagne in honour of the 4-3 win.

This is Rafa’s second such prize of the season, having already received the same accolade for the 6-0 win at QPR.

LMA Official Announcement:

‘LG PERFORMANCE OF THE WEEK: BENITEZ MASTERMINDS THRILLING COMEBACK AGAINST PROMOTION RIVALS NORWICH

The League Managers Association’s five-man panel, comprising LMA Chairman Howard Wilkinson, Sir Alex Ferguson, Joe Royle, Dave Bassett and Barry Fry, has determined that the LG Performance of the Week Award should go to Newcastle United following their last gasp 4-3 victory against Norwich City in the Championship on Wednesday 28th September 2016.

The experienced and highly distinguished panel has managed a combined total of over 6,000 competitive matches in professional football.

Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez will receive his second celebratory bottle of champagne of the season, courtesy of Tanners Wines, and another LG Performance of the Week trophy in a presentation to commemorate the result.’