Matchweek 2 Roundup: Goalkeeping Nightmares, Topsy Turvy Weeks and Fast Starts
It was a huge scoring week at 7OTB with a whopping 94 players correctly predicting all 7 selections correctly.
None of last week's successful 15 players could repeat the feat, so they go back to step 1 in the race for the £1M jackpot.
Our weekly individual winner with a mighty 31 points was Linvoy Primus who beat Richie69 on goals scored. Both players had a goal difference of 21, but Linvoy Primus was triumphant with just 1 more goal scored.
The best team score this week was 137 from The Tarantino 7, who take the lead from last week's pace-setters Balotellitubbies. That is the score to beat in the next two weeks in the battle for first £700 team prize of the season. So team managers, whip the troops into shape - there are two more chances to beat the 137 point high score. It will be hard to beat after this high scoring week, but as the famous saying goes, it's a funny old game.
Ledley King scored a tepid 17 point this time.
Ledley King's Talking Points
Watford's bad start to the new season continued with a 2-0 defeat to Wolves. The Hornets are now winless in their opening seven games, while the victory was Wolves' first of the season. “We are ready to compete,” said Nuno Espírito Santo, before adding that his side needs to focus on improving again with a busy domestic and European schedule coming up.
Liverpool earned their first victory at Bramall Lane since 1990 thanks to a gift from Blades goalkeeper Dean Henderson. Virgil Van Dijk's post-match analysis shows how impressive Sheffield United were. “We had to adapt and battle,” said the Dutchman, while Klopp pointed out he would rather win eight matches 1-0 than beat one side 8-0.
There was another goalkeeping howler in the Premier League, this time at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as Lloris was dispossessed three yards from his goal, which resulted in Danny Ings equaliser for Southampton. But Harry Kane saved the day, with an excellent performance and what turned out to be the winner, just before half-time.
Leicester City's fast start continued with a 5-0 win against Newcastle at the King Power Stadium. Brendan Rodgers has earned more points than every club except Liverpool and City since he took over as manager of Leicester, and the Foxes have now leapt to third in the Premier League table.
Leeds blew the chance to go top of the Championship and their first away defeat of the season. Leeds had 72% of the possession but hit the target with just four of their 19 attempts on goal, meaning Charlton were the 1-0 victors, putting the first real dent in Bielsa’s second attempt to take Leeds back to the Premier League.
A dramatic week for Derby ended with their second win of the season. The club's off-field troubles have dominated the headlines, but the 3-2 win over Birmingham was an important one for the Rams. "There was a little bit more at stake today than just a game of football," said manager Phillip Cocu.
Sunderland manager Jack Ross was relieved of some pressure after his side’s 2-1 win over MK Dons. Going into the game Sunderland had won just one of their previous four games, but the result puts The Black Cats six points behind league leaders Ipswich.
6 Most Popular Bankers
Man City 3-1
6 Most Popular Draws
Bristol Rovers 1-0
Dundee Utd 6-0
Forest Green 4-0
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