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Ledley's Talking Points: Premier League Thrashings, Late Comebacks and Revitalised Performances

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Winners

It was another tough round of action to call this weekend, with no player correctly predicting all seven results. Tom Bartlett was the best player in the country with 23 points and a superior goal difference to Trustjames, who also scored 23. 

The top team this week were St Neots with 74 points. As no player got seven, there are no changes in the race for the £1,000 cash prize for most full-houses. Ledley scored eight this week.

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Ledley King's Key Talking Points

A Roberto Firmino hat-trick helped Liverpool to a 5-1 thrashing of Arsenal to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League to seven points. The result means the Reds are now unbeaten in 20 league games. Liverpool's greatest test of the season now awaits when they travel to Man City on Thursday.

Wolves scored three times in 18 second-half minutes to end Spurs’ five-game winning run on Saturday, in a shock defeat at Wembley. After scoring 11 goals in two games, Spurs struggled in the second half, failing to get a single shot on target. The result was Pochettino’s first defeat against a promoted side in the Premier League, after 28 fixtures.

Paul Pogba has scored more goals in three games under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer than he did in his last 17 appearances for Jose Mourinho, after bagging another brace in Man United’s 4-1 win over Bournemouth. The Frenchman is now on four goals and three assists for December, making it the most productive month of his top-flight career.

Leeds could not repeat the late heroics from their previous two games, as they were on the wrong end of a 2-0 shoreline after Hull City’s visit. A goal in each half from Jarrod Bowen gave the Tigers all three points at Elland Road. 

Norwich City couldn’t capitalise on Leeds’ defeat, despite being 3-2 up against Derby with three minutes to play. Late strikes from Jozefzoon and Marriott gave Lampard’s side all three points to maintain their charge for promotion from the Championship.

Ben Thompson’s early wonder strike kicked off a thriller in Fleetwood where Portsmouth came from behind to win 5-2. It means their lead at the top of League One is extended to three points.

Lincoln were the only side in the League Two’s top seven to earn a win at the weekend, meaning they sail to a six-point margin at the top of the table. Two goals within five minutes gave the Imps a 2-1 victory over Cambridge.

Stats

Top 6 Selected Bankers

Man U 4-1
Leicester 0-1
Man C 3-1
Spurs 1-3
Sunderland 1-1
W.B.A  1-1

Top 6 Selected Draws

Liverpool 5-1
Fulham  1-0
Burnley  2-0
Norwich  3-4
Brighton  1-0
Watford  1-1

Bonus Points

Liverpool 5-1
Peterbrough 4-0
Bradford 4-0

Matchweek 23 opens on Thursday at 10am!