Matchweek 4 Roundup: On-form Strikers, Wobbly Defences and Moments of Madness
In a tough round of lower-league action just one player managed to find a full house with 7 correct predictions, and that was Ian Ritson, who tops the weekly individual table to win £100 cash.
Smokey slipped up at the third hurdle after predicting all 7 selections correctly two weeks in a row, so starts all over again in the race to £1,000,000.
The best team score this week was 72 from Fulltimemanagers. But that means Matchweek 2 winners The Tarantino 7 win the first £700 team prize of the season with the best individual weekly score over the first 4 weeks! The next £700 cash prize is up for grabs for all teams over Matchweeks 5-8.
Ledley struggled this week, with a tally of 12 points.
Ledley King's Talking Points
England have now conceded 5 goals in two matches, with Harry Maguire suggesting the poor defensive performance could be down to low confidence with respective tough spells at domestic level for several of England's defenders. The 2-1 defeat to Czech Republic was a reality check for Southgate's side.
Mitchy Batshuayi opened the scoring for Belgium in their qualifier with Kazahkstan, making it 4 goals in 5 games for his country. It's good news for Lampard who can take advantage of another on-form striker to offer a healthy dose of competition to Tammy Abraham, who has scored 8 goals in as many games in the Premier League this season
Ben Davies grabbed an assist on his 50th cap for Wales, setting up Bale as Wales made steps towards Euro qualification with a 1-1 draw against Croatia. Davies is struggling to get game time at Spurs this season with Danny Rose being preferred on the left side of Poch’s defence, but the performance will give Poch confidence as Spurs enter a busy schedule.
Having not won any of their first 13 games of the season in all competitions Wimbledon got managed to earn a third victory in the space of a week with 4-1 victory over Southend. The revival under Glyn Hodges means Wimbledon leapfrog Southend and trail Accrington by two points.
Peterborough jumped from seventh to third in League One courtesy of a 2-0 victory over Lincoln. Their tally of 28 goals this season is the best goalscoring record in England's top four tiers, with one more than Man City have scored.
Crewe moved to the top of the League Two table on goals scored. After taking a 2-0 lead at half-time, Crewe let the lead slip as Carlisle brought it back to 2-2 after the break, but Crewe fired in two more late on to clinch all three points.
Mansfield thrashed Oldham 6-1 after Oldham had two players sent off in what boss Dino Maamria called a "moment of madness." Both players saw red after the same passage of play, with a reckless challenge from Egert resulting in a straight read, and a second yellow for Morais.
Top 6 Selected Bankers
Bradford C 2-1
Top 6 Selected Draws
Leyton Orient 3-1
Mansfield Town 6-1
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