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Ledley's Talking Points: Tactical Edges, Last-Gasp Winners and Cupsets

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Winners

57 players correctly predicted all 7 selections this weekend in a high scoring round. The new £1,000 cash competition for most full-houses now has 284 people level on 1 and 20 players now tied on 2. But out in front on his own is Andy120 with 3.

Fryartuck was the top player in the country this week with 27 points, while in the weekly team competition it was Kill Complexity who took top spot. Ledley scored 20 points.

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Solsjkaer showed his tactical edge on Friday night as Man United were 3-1 victors at Arsenal. That makes it eight wins in eight games to extend his perfect record, while Arsenal's defensive woes don't seem to have changed under Emery, with United hitting them on the counter-attack twice to expose their weakness.

Murray Wallace bundled in a 94th-minute winner to knock Everton out of the FA Cup and land Millwall a place in the last 16. Everton led twice at the New Den but bowed out after the stoppage time winner. 

Mathew Dolan was also an FA Cup hero after stunning Boro with a late goal to earn League Two’s Newport a replay. Middlesbrough led after Daniel Ayala’s second-half header, but the celebrations at the final whistle were all at the Newport end after earning a replay at Rodney Parade.

It was all even at Carrow road in a promotion battle as 2nd played fourth in the Championship. Sheffield United equalised twice to earn a point against Norwich, keeping things tight in the race for an automatic spot.

Paul Lambert returned to Aston Villa with hopes of starting a relegation-defying comeback, but it finished 2-1 with Ipswich falling behind after just six minutes thanks to a Tammy Abraham opener. Villa are now four points outside the playoffs.

Luton took advantage of Pompey’s FA Cup adventures by leapfrogging them into first place in League One, picking up a 1-0 win at Southend. Matty Pearson scored the only goal of the game to secure all three points for the Hatters.

It was heartbreak for Macclesfield on Saturday, as Sol Campbell’s side suffered a 3-2 defeat a Cheltenham, despite going two up. The visitors played most of the game with 10 men following Nathan Cameron’s red card.

Stats

Top 6 Selected Banker

Villa 2-1
Leeds 2-1
Barnsley 2-1
Mansfield 3-0
Rangers 3-0
Swindon 0-1 

Top 6 Selected Draws
Hearts 2-0
Forest 3-1
Norwich 2-2
Burton 1-1
Fleetwood 0-1
Southend 0-1
Matchweek 27 opens at 10am on Thursday. Good luck!