Matchweek 20 Roundup: Comebacks, Bore Draws and Own Goals
It was another tough round of action with just one player managing to get seven correct predictions. Defeats for Leeds and Dundee Utd, plus a draw for Rangers blew most players' bets out of the water. Many players got their draw selection but slipped up in the winners' department.
The best player of the week with 27 points was Andymc, so £100 cash is going your way!
In the last week of four for the next £700 team prize, AviscWalsall were the team of the week with 92 points, but it wasn't enough to knock Pints for Xmas off their perch. Their tally of 109 points from week 16 grabs the £700 team prize. Now we go again over the next four weeks.
Ledley King scored 12 points this time.
Ledley King's Talking Points
Man City were dominant against Spurs for 60 minutes until Zinchenko was sent off for a second bookable offence. That was the prompt Spurs needed to turn the game around and leave with all three points thanks to a debut goal from Steven Bergwijn, followed by a second from Son. The defeat means City trail Liverpool by 22 points, the largest ever lead in top-flight history.
Arsenal and Burnley played out a 0-0 draw at Turf Moor. It was a game that felt very much like a mid-table clash, and both teams do remain level on points in 10th and 11th place respectively. The Gunners have now drawn four Premier League games in a row, and 23 all season. More than any other team in the league and more than 50% of their games so far.
Man United have taken just four points from five games after their 0-0 draw with Wolves. There's a similar story for Wolves, who have won just one of their last six games, with both teams now six points outside the Champions League spots.
Theo Walcott scored an injury-time winner as 10-man Everton came from two goals behind to beat Watford at Vicarage Road. A win would have lifted the hosts out of the Premier League relegation zone but instead they are 19th with 23 points.
Pablo Hernández’s own-goal was the only goal of the match as Wigan ran out winners against Leeds. Bielsa's side dominated but they were unable to score again, now goalless in four of the last five matches in all competitions.
West Brom took advantage of Leeds' slip up, climbing back to the top of the Championship with their first league victory of the year, and their first in eight games, beating Luton 2-0.
Bristol City move into the playoffs after four straight wins in the Championship, the latest a 1-0 victory over QPR. Famara Diédhiou struck his tenth goal of the campaign to grab all three points for the Robins.
Top 6 Selected Bankers
Dundee Utd 0-1
Top 6 Selected Draws
West Ham 3-3
Matchweek 21 is now open! You can make your selections by clicking here. Good luck!