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Ledley's Talking Points: Club Records, Hat-Trick Heroes & The Magic Of The Cup

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Winners

Two players landed a full-house at the weekend, as Haddrell took top spot with 29 points. In the team league, The Munsters came out on top with 70 points, in what was a relatively tough week. Ledley scored just 8 points!

There are no changes to the top eight in the race for the £1,000 cash end of season prize, with the following players all tied on two full-houses:

Kentstripe 
Fullers Pride
MacPhisto
Andy120
EFC Connor
Ruszinho
ScottPF88
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Hot on their heels, there are now 214 players on one. Nobody has pulled away and it's anybody's game with plenty of football still to predict.

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Ledley King's Talking Points

Oldham came from a goal down to knock Fulham out of the FA Cup in an action-packed final 15 minutes at Craven Cottage. Claudio Ranieri made six changes to his starting line-up but his players did not seize their opportunity: "I did not see desire or passion, I wanted to see desire - show me I am wrong, show me! I am not wrong."

The magic of the FA Cup was alive in Newport as a late penalty from Padraig Amond made it 2-1 just three minutes after Leicester had equalised. It’s the first time since 1964 that Newport, who are 74 places below Leicester in the football pyramid, have knocked out a top tier team in the FA Cup.

Spurs and Man City were both rampant in their FA Cup ties, each putting 7 goals past Tranmere and Rotherham respectively. It was City’s biggest win since 2016, while Llorente scored three goals in 24 minutes to help Spurs record the club’s biggest ever away win.

Jermaine Defoe has completed a loan move to Rangers to bolster Steven Gerrard’s squad in the race for the Scottish title. With 162 Premier League goals to his name, his experience and eye for goal will surely make the title race an exciting one.

In League One, Myer-Harness was the hat-trick hero at Rochdale as Burton took all three points away from Spotland Stadium. The midfielder, who’s a product of Burton’s academy, becomes the first Brewers player to score a hat-trick in three years.

Managerless Carlisle ended Mansfield's 17-game unbeaten run with a 3-2 victory in League Two. The Cumbrians move dup to 5th place having scored 20 goals in their last six games, winning all of them.

There was an eight-goal thriller in the National League as Dagenham & Redbridge drew 4-4 with Boreham Wood. The Daggers came from 3-0 down to go 4-3 up, but an 87th-minute equaliser from Bradley Ash split the points.

Stats

Top 6 Selected Bankers

Arbroath 1-0
Colchester 3-3
Wrexham 0-1
Ayr 0-1
Gateshead 0-1
Dundee Utd 1-1  

Top 6 Selected Draws

Inverness 1-2
Charlton 1-1
Carlisle 3-2
Leyton O 0-3
Crawley 1-0
Sutton 2-1

Bonus Points 

Burton 4-0
Raith 5-1 

Matchweek 24 opens on Thursday at 10am. Good luck!