Ledley's Talking Points: Heavy Defeats, Seven-Week Miracles and the Title Challenge
21 players got all seven selections correct this week, with three players achieving the feat for the second time in a row to move within two steps of winning the £1,000,000 jackpot. It also means the £1,000 end of season prize for most full houses now has 331 players level on one, 26 players on two, and out in front Southy-SWFC joins Andy120 on three.
The top player in the country this week was Coco's Beatches, pipping Gay Joe to the top prize with one extra goal scored. In the weekly team competition, it was Owlsonline C who took top spot with 108 points.
Ledley King's Talking Points
Spurs continued their title challenge with an important three points against Leicester. It was a must-win game for Pochettino, and Spurs are now 5 points behind City with an extra game in hand. The result also means Spurs have won 20 games at this stage for this first time since the title-winning campaign of 1960-61.
Man City hammered Chelsea 6-0 on Sunday, with Aguero grabbing his second successive Premier League hat-trick to become City's all-time top scorer. It means City have now scored two or more goals in every PL home match this season, a feat no top-division team has managed in 15 successive games since Spurs in 1965.
Man Utd have won 6 consecutive away games in all competitions for the 1st time since May 2009. Earlier in the season Jose Mourinho said it would be a miracle for United to finish in the top four, but Solskjaer has performed that miracle in just seven weeks, with United now up to fourth.
Watford have secured a third successive home win over a single opponent for the first time in the Premier League, after a 1-0 win against Everton. Andre Gray provided the only goal of the game to give the Hornets all three points and put them four points ahead of their opponents in eighth place.
Che Adams scored a first-half hat-trick to help Birmingham take a 4-0 lead inside 42 minutes in a thrilling game at QPR The blues later conceded three goals to endure a dramatic finale, with the scoreline reading 4-3 at the full-time whistle.
Frank Lampard’s Derby are just outside the Championship play-off pack after a 2-0 win over fellow promotion hopefuls Hull. Martyn Waghorn’s double condemned Hull to their second successive away defeat, leaving them 7 points outside the playoffs.
League One leaders Luton Town made it five wins in a row as they beat local rivals Wycombe 3-0 to keep a six-point margin over second-placed Barnsley. The result means Luton equaled a club record 19 Football League games unbeaten.
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Man C 6-0
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Matchweek 29 opens on Thursday at 10am. Good luck!