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Matchweek 25 Roundup: Clean Sheets, Derbies And Dreams of Europe

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Eight players found a full house this weekend at 7OTB, with Deanosimmond taking top spot in the weekly team competition and claiming the £100 cash prize with 30 points.

In the next round of four weeks for the £700 team competition, it's The Magnificent 7 who've set the benchmark with 115 points.

Ledley King scored 9 points after going with his heart rather than his head this weekend.

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Ledley King's Talking Points

Manchester is red after Man United struck twice with no reply against City, to complete their first Premier League double over City since 2010, and the first since Sir Alex's retirement. The result will feel like some of the weight has been lifted off Solskjaer's shoulders.

It was a miserable return to Stamford Bridge for Carlo Ancelotti as his Everton side were thrashed 4-0 by Chelsea. 18-year-old Billy Gilmour made his full Premier League debut with a man of the match performance, while fellow youngster Mason Mount made the scoresheet.

Saint-Maximin scored the only goal in Newcastle's win over Southampton, with Steve Bruce saying: "His natural ability is scary. He has a bit to learn too, and if he does, we have a hell of a player on our hands." Newcastle are now eight points clear of the relegation zone.

Dean Henderson kept his 10th clean sheet of the season to help Sheffield United to a 1-0 win over Norwich. Henderson will surely be a contender for England's number 1 at the Euros this summer, while the Blades are in touching distance of a European place. "Why shouldn’t we dream? That’s what we’re here to do,” said Billy Sharp.

Leeds moved to the top of the Championship table with a 2-0 victory in the West Yorkshire derby against Huddersfield. Luke Ayling got Leeds off to a quick start with his volley in the third minute, while Patrick Bamford scored his first goal in eight games to seal the win.

Stoke thrashed Hull 5-1 to move a step closer to safety, while the Tiger's survival hopes look less convincing, now just two points clear of the drop zone after picking up just two points in 11 games.

Brentford bolstered their hopes of promotion to the Premier League with a 5-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday, putting a five-point gap between themselves and the playoff-chasing pack. The Bees were 3-0 up at the break with 80% possession in a dominant performance.


Top 6 Selected Bankers
Celtic 5-0
Leeds 2-0
Rangers 1-0
Crewe 3-1
Arsenal 1-0
Wolves 0-0

Top 6 Selected Draws
Palace 1-0
Southampton 0-1
Birmingham 1-3
Burnley 1-1
MK Dons 0-1
Crawley 3-0

Bonus Points
Celtic 5-0
Brentford 5-0
Stoke 5-1

Matchweek 26 is now open! You can make your selections by clicking here. Good luck!