Ledley's Talking Points: Touchline Tantrums, England's Future and PL Plights
Four players found a full-house this week, as Rob S topped the weekly table with a superior goal difference to Zeereading37, with both players earning 29 points. In the team league, Desperados swept to victory with 101 points.
Our Wildcard winners this week are The Tarantino 7 and The Greatest Generals, winning a £10 free bet for each player. Ledley King scored disappointing 13 points in a tough round of results.
Ledley King's Talking Points
Victory was snatched away from Mourinho in dramatic style on Saturday, as Ross Barkley's 97th-minute equaliser was followed by a chaotic confrontation on the touchline. Martial's brace means that the Frenchman has now scored more goals for Man United than any other player (40) since he arrived at the club in September 2015.
Newcastle are still winless after suffering a 1-0 defeat to Brighton, and become the fourth team in top-flight history to lose their first five home games of a season. The other three teams were all relegated. Rafa Benitez admitted turning things around at Newcastle is the toughest situation he has faced as a manager.
Cardiff picked up their first victory of the season to leapfrog Fulham and climb out of the bottom three. The Bluebirds’ four goals were a welcome relief, making up half of their tally for the season after nine games. “You look at the dressing room and it’s like we won the league last year,” said Neil Warnock.
It was an uncomfortable return to the Emirates for Joe Hart as Man City made light work of Burnley with a dominant 5-0 win. Phil Foden looked like a star in the making when he replaced David Silva in the 75th minute with a slick display. The opposition were an already deflated Clarets side, but there is a reason the teenager has been dubbed the 'Stockport Iniesta' by City fans.
Ryan Sessegnon became the first player born after 2000 to score a Premier League goal, while more English teenage talent was on show in the Bundesliga with Jadon Sancho and Reiss Nelson both making the score sheet. It was an all-round great weekend for England's youthful talent, with plenty of flair on show for Gareth Southgate to think about.
After starting strongly under Marco Bielsa and flying high at the top of the Championship, Leeds' recent slide continued with a 2-1 defeat to Blackburn in Saturday's early kick-off. Leeds have now won just two of their last eight games, slipping to 4th in the table.
Birmingham are now nine games unbeaten after a 1-0 win at Stoke. The Blues are in 14th place with six of those results being draws, while pressure is mounting on Garry Rowett, who was sent to the stands in his side's fifth defeat of the season.
Top 6 Selected Bankers
Man City 5-0
Top 6 Selected Draws
West Ham 0-1
Man City 5-0
Matchweek 13 opens on Thursday at 10am. Good luck!