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Matchweek 19: FA Cup Heroes, Title Bids & Takeover Talks

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Winners

Dundee Utd and Harrogate cost a lot of players dearly, before Hearts finished off any players' hopes of a full house by beating Rangers this weekend. That meant no player managed to get 7 correct in Matchweek 19.

The best player of the week was Defunked74 with 23 points, so £100 is on its way to you.

After the third week of four for the next £700 team prize, the team setting the pace is still Pints for Christmas with 109 points. The best effort this week was 87 points from Whitehouse Jambos.

Ledley King scored 11 points this time.

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Jason Cummings was the hero as Shrewsbury came from two goals down to earn a draw against Liverpool in the FA Cup fourth round. Liverpool have not qualified for the fifth round since 2015. 

Newcastle were held by Oxford United in the FA Cup fourth, in a goalless draw that ‘upset’ Steve Bruce. Despite the result there was optimism at St James’ Park after news that a Saudi Arabian takeover of Newcastle United is edging closer to reality.

Harry Maguire and Diogo Dalot scored their first goals for the club and Phil Jones getting his first since March 2014 as Man United ran out 6-0 winners against Tranmere. Despite the resounding win, the match was used as an opportunity for fans to protest their frustrations at the club's owners.

Stoke eased their relegation worries with a 2-0 win over Swansea in the Championship’s only game. Stoke rose two places and are now seven points above the relegation zone, while Swansea stay seventh.

Hearts put a dent in Rangers’ title bid with a 2-1 win over Gerrard’s side. Steven Naismith and Liam Boyce ended a winless Premiership run of 10 games for Hearts. Rangers dropped five points behind Celtic, albeit with a game in hand.

Portsmouth progressed to the fifth round of the FA Cup for the first time since 2010 after a 4-2 victory over Barnsley. Pompey have now recorded six straight wins in all competitions, combining their FA Cup run with a promotion push in League One.

Ipswich Town went to the top of League One following their victory over Lincoln City. Ipswich took the lead a minute before the break and Luke Woolfenden's goal was enough to secure all three points for the Tractor Boys.

Stats

Top 6 Selected Bankers
Celtic 3-0
Dundee Utd 1-1
Harrogate 0-2
Rangers 1-2
Swindon 3-0
Exeter 0-0

Top 6 Selected Draws
Stoke 2-0
Bristol Rovers 1-1
Ipswich 1-0
Rochdale 2-2
Crawley 3-2
Leyton O 2-1

Bonus Points
2 points:
Falkirk 6-0

Matchweek 20 is now open! You can make your selections by clicking here. Good luck!