Matchweek 15 Roundup: Unassailable Leads, Shaky Defences and Nine-Goal Thrillers
It was another tough week of unlikely results, but three players did pull a full house out of the bag in a minor Christmas miracle. Dave Dawson was the best player in the country, so £100 cash is on its way to him.
Lone Wolf 7 were the best team this week with an admirable 88 points, but it wasn't enough to knock Solazzo Challenge off their perch. Their tally of 99 points is still the score to beat after three rounds in the race or the next £700 team prize. There's one week left to beat their score.
Ledley bounced back from a poor round last time with an impressive 21 points this week, finishing 17th in the country.
Ledley King's Talking Points
Liverpool's narrow victory over Wolves extended their lead at the top of the table to 13 points with a game in hand. They needed a lot of help from VAR but the title is now Klopp's to lose, and with 55 points from a possible 57 so far this season you would need to be very brave to bet against them.
It's five years since Nigel Pearson pulled a relegation-threatened Leicester up to safety, and he's now trying to do the same at Watford, who have taken seven points from their last three matches after the 3-0 win over Villa. If the Hornets do stay up this season it looks like Pearson will become the new survival master of the Premier League.
Man City took all three points against Sheffield United, but their defensive frailties were on display when VAR ruled out Mousset's goal for being marginally offside. If it stood Man City would have fallen behind, and it has looked at many times this season like City have been too easy to carve open.
Bournemouth suffered their seventh defeat in nine games, this time brushed aside by Brighton with a 2-0 defeat that included a superb goal from Aaron Mooy. The Cherries are two points above the relegation zone, and face three of the four sides below them in the table next.
Leeds ended the year as the Championship leaders after a dramatic nine-goal thriller against Birmingham. They needed a Wes Harding own goal in the 95th minute to take all three points, and after a shaky run of three games without a win it was a very welcome result.
Fulham moved up to third in the Championship after a 1-0 win against Stoke. Bobby Decordova-Reid’s goal made the difference, earning the Cottagers only their second win in six matches.
League One leaders Wycombe suffered a third straight defeat, Coventry enjoyed their first away win of the season as it finished 4-1 at Adams Park. Matt Godden completed his hat-trick to help the Skyblues move up to fifth.
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Man City 2-0
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