Ledley's Talking Points: Stunning Comebacks, Rollercoasters and Uncertain Futures
No player could find a full house in a weekend of shock results! That means there are no changes in the race for the £1,000 end of season prize for most correct 7s, with 459 players on one, 53 on two, and six players out in the lead with three each:
Shem the blade
This week's best player was Steveneaton6 taking the top prize in the weekly individual league, while Fulltimemanagers clinched top spot in the weekly team league with 87 points. Ledley had his worst week of the season, collecting just 5 points.
Ledley King's Talking Points
Watford came from two goals behind in stunning style to take their place in their first FA Cup final in 35 years. At 2-0 down in the 79th minute, The Hornets looked beaten but fought back with a stunning goal from Deulofeu and a 94th-minute penalty from Troy Deeney taking it to extra time. Deulofeu sealed victory for Watford in extra-time on a rollercoaster afternoon. "12 years ago I was paying £10 a week to play football, now I'm going to be in the FA Cup final," said an emotional Deeney after the match.
Arsenal took a set back in their push for a Champions League spot with a 1-0 defeat at Goodison Park. Phil Jagielka scored early on to give Everton the three points, and a third consecutive win - with a second in succession at home against the big six.
Burnley fired themselves eight points clear of the drop to ease their relegation fears with a 3-1 win at Dean Court. The result means Bournemouth have won just one in nine, with manager Eddie Howe warning: “I don’t know how many times I’ve got to say that we’re not safe.”
Crystal Palace took an important three points from St James’ Park on Saturday, thanks to an 81st-minute penalty from Milivojevic. Rafa Benitez admitted: “We’re not too close to an agreement,” when asked about his future at Newcastle, with the Spaniard’s contract due to expire at the end of the season.
Sheffield United moved back into second place in the Championship in what has been a rollercoaster couple of weeks for the Blades and Leeds United. With five games to go it’s anyone’s guess as to which of the two clubs is most likely to place in the automatic spots.
Middlesbrough suffered a sixth straight defeat to pile the pressure to leave the club four points off the playoffs and put more pressure on Tony Pulis. Stewart Downing made his 400th appearance for Boro, but it was one to forget with his side losing 3-1 to Swansea.
Barnsley’s 20 game unbeaten run came to an end at Burton with a 3-1 defeat. It allowed Sunderland to go level on points with the Yorkshire club after taking three points from Rochdale, with the Black Cats having two games in hand over the Tykes.
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Bristol City 2-2
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MK Dons 0-2
Sheff U 1-3
Matchweek 37 opens at 10am on Thursday. Good luck!