Brentford's win over Luton Town last week has earned Head Coach Thomas Frank an award. The League Managers Association’s panel, comprising LMA Chairman Howard Wilkinson, Sir Alex Ferguson, Chris Hughton, Joe Royle, Dave Bassett and Barry Fry, has determined that the LG Performance of the Week Award should go to The Bees for their 7 – 0 victory last Saturday, 30 November. The experienced and highly distinguished panel has managed a combined total of over 6,500 competitive matches in professional football and selected Brentford's win as the best of the week.
Brentford recorded their biggest league win for just short of a quarter of a century as Luton were thrashed at Griffin Park. Josh Dasilva scored a hat-trick as The Bees put together a ruthless attacking display to put Luton to the sword. They scored four in an 18-minute spell just before half time and a 5-0 lead at the break became 7-0 at full time, The Bees scoring seven in the league for the first time since a 7-0 victory over Plymouth Argyle in December 1994.
There were contributions from all areas after Bryan Mbeumo opened the scoring three minutes in. Ollie Watkins and Mathias Jensen scored before Dasilva grabbed two before half time. Saïd Benrahma got in on the act before winning the penalty and handing the ball to Dasilva to complete his hat-trick and seal the win.
The full match report can be seen here and highlights are below.
Thomas received a celebratory bottle of champagne, courtesy of Tanners Wines, and an LG Performance of the Week trophy in a presentation to commemorate the result. He spoke about the win in an interview that can be seen on Sky Sports Soccer Saturday tomorrow, Saturday 7 December.
Thomas said: "I would like to thank the LMA for this award, it is a great honour. While it is in my name, it is very much a team effort. We have a great staff at the Training Ground that do amazing work preparing the players. And it is the players themselves that deliver the performance and result. This is for all of us."
Thomas also spoke about the win over Luton in his pre-match press conference, which will be released shortly, and on BBC Football Focus. A feature on Brentford will be broadcast tomorrow.