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Ledley's Talking Points: Lucky Managers, Winning Players and a Return to Form

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154 players got all seven predictions correct this week in a high scoring round! There was plenty of drama across the top leagues in the country, and plenty in the weekly 7OTB table as seven players finished the weekend with 29 points. Terry Hassall took top spot with a goal difference of +16, while one player has now got a full house two weeks in a row, meaning they are just two steps away from £1,000,000.

In the weekly team competition, Exiledorsacked claimed the top prize with 135 points. Ledley King scored a solid 18 points.

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Ledley King's Talking Points

Spurs leapfrog the North London rivals into fourth spot in the Premier League with a 3-2 victory over Wolves. It was the fifth game in 15 days for Spurs, and with PSV in the Champions League just around the corner, the uncomfortable finish can be excused. Lamela was the star of the show, and after a 13-month injury layoff which was a testing time both physically and mentally, Lamela has now contributed to 11 goals in 12 appearances and looks to be close to his best form.

Man City go top with a relentless 6-1 victory over Southampton on Sunday. Pep's side were in an unstoppable mood as they slotted three past Saints in the opening 18 minutes, with Raheem Sterling bagging a second half brace on top of the three goals he set up. "He is becoming a winning player," said Pep of the 23-year-old.

Newcastle grabbed their first win of the season as Ayoze Perez headed Ki Sung-yueng's free-kick cross past Ben Foster to earn a 1-0 win against Watford. The result ended the hosts' winless run and lifted them out of the relegation zone.

Man United took all three points at Dean Court thanks to a last gasp winner from Marcus Rashford. Mourinho said he was the luckiest manager in the PL this weekend, admitting, "we were defensively awful." The result shows how far the Cherries have come though, with a 2-1 defeat to United making fans feel like they were robbed. 

Leeds are back on top in the Championship after their 2-1 win against the Latics, who were celebrating the 23-year reign of the Whelan family, in what was their final game. But it's tight at the top as five different teams have topped the Championship in the past fortnight, and just five points now separate the top eight.

Norwich scored three goals in 10 minutes to put their game with Sheff Wednesday to bed to keep the pressure on Leeds at the top. The game ended 4-0 after Srbeny added a finishing blow in the 80th-minute, the Canaries first win at Hillsborough in 17 years.

Sunderland moved into second and an automatic promotion spot with a 2-0 win at strugglers Plymouth. The Black Cats' two goals came via Aiden McGeady, making it five wins on the bounce for a club hoping to bounce back to the Championship after a miserable few seasons.


Top 6 Selected Bankers

Man City 5-1
Chelsea 3-1
Barnsley 1-0
Pompey 1-0
Everton 3-1
Leeds  2-1

Top 6 Selected Draws

Arsenal 1-1
Ipswich 1-1
Newcastle 1-0
Notts For 1-0
Stoke 0-0
West Ham 4-2 

Bonus points

Norwich 4-0
MK Dons 4-0
Bromley 4-0
Morton 5-1
Man City 6-1

Matchweek 15 opens at 10am on Thursday!