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Ledley King's Talking Points: FA Cup Shocks, Seven-Goal Hammerings and First Career Goals

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In a weekend that saw Arsenal and Chelsea pick up just a point apiece, only one player got all 7 selections correct. That means Kentstripe is out on his own at the top of the table with 27 points, and out in the lead in the race for the new £1,000 cash prize for most full-houses over the remainder of the season.

Ashbunn boys came top in the weekly team competition with 107 points, a five-point gap ahead of second-placed Goochies Galacticos. Ledley scored 18 points.

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Ledley King's Talking Points

Mourinho’s side put up a fight, but Manchester is still unquestionably blue after David Silva inspired a 3-1 victory for Man City against their rivals. The 32-year-old has shown that he deserves claim as one of the Premier League’s greatest midfielders over the past few seasons.

Rangers are hot on Celtic’s heels after a thumping 7-1 victory over Motherwell in the SPFL. The score was 1-1 after 34 minutes, but a second yellow for Carl McHugh and a conversion of the resulting penalty opened the floodgates for Steven Gerrard's side. Motherwell have now gone 42 league games without beating Rangers.

Juan Foyth scored his first career goal to earn Spurs a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace in a man of the match performance on Saturday. The 20-year-old's performance eclipsed his dual-penalty give away in his league debut, and his goal puts Spurs to within two points of the Premier League summit.

Despite a frustrating afternoon that saw Chelsea held to a goalless draw against a resilient Everton side, Maurizio Sarri has broken the record for the longest unbeaten start to a Premier League season as a new manager. 12 games without defeat tops Frank Clark’s achievement with Nottingham Forest 24 years ago.

Norwich have gone top of the Championship after an incredible 4-3 victory over Millwall at Carrow Road. Jordan Rhodes and Teemu Pukki struck in stoppage time to turn the game in their favour and take the Canaries to five wins on the bounce.

Che Adams scored a hat-trick to extend Birmingham City's unbeaten run at St Andrew's to 14 matches, after Hull City had fought back from 2-0 down to 3-2 up in the second half. Hull are now on the verge of escaping the Championship relegation zone.

Guiseley pulled off one of the biggest shocks in the first round of the FA Cup by beating League Two's Cambridge 4-3 at Nethermoor. Guiseley were four goals up at one stage, but Cambridge showed a lot of heart to pull it back to 4-3 late on. 


Top 6 Selected Bankers

Liverpool 2-0
Chelsea 0-0
Arsenal 1-1
Rangers 7-1
Birmingham 3-3
Leicester 0-0

Top 6 Selected Draws

Huddersfield 1-1
Southampton 1-1
Bolton 0-1
Derby 0-3
Notts For 0-0
WBA  4-1 

Bonus points

Rangers 7-1
St Johnstone 4-0
Brechin 4-0

Matchweek 16 opens on Thursday at 10am!