Matchweek 7 Roundup: Late Comebacks, Top Scorers and League Toppers
Fifteen players correctly predicted all seven selections this week, while no player managed it for the second time in a row. It was tight in the battle for best player in the country, with SWFC taking top spot on the timestamp rule. That means it was a tie on points, goal difference and goals scored, but SWFC submitted their selections earlier, to grab the prize.
In the team competition, it was Cantona's Collar who came out on top with 102 points. That wasn't enough to beat 7 Greatest Generals, who still lead the race for the second £700 team prize with one more week to play.
Ledley scored 15 points this week.
Ledley King's Talking Points
Liverpool fought back late on yet again, coming from a goal behind to beat Aston Villa 2-1 and maintain their six-point lead at the top of the table. It took a 94th-minute Sadio Mane penalty to secure the win, with Klopp saying his team played like kids in the first half.
Man City needed a late comeback surge of their own, as Southampton led by a goal to nil for almost an hour at the Etihad. Sergio Aguero scored with City's first shot on target on 70 minutes, before Kyle Walker hit home a late winner to keep the pressure on Liverpool.
Everton secured a point against 10 man Spurs in a game that was marred by Gomes’ horror injury. "I wish we lost 0-5 and this didn't happen," said Cenk Tosun after the match, in which he scored a stoppage-time equaliser for Everton. "You win, you draw, you lose but all that doesn't matter when something like this happens," he added. Wishing you a full and speedy recovery Andre!
Leicester moved up to third after a 2-0 win against Crystal Palace, which saw Jamie Vardy net his 10th goal of the season. Vardy is the Premier League top scorer and another victory for Brendan Rodgers’s side means they have earned one more point at this stage of the campaign than during their title-winning season.
Man Utd’s recent revival evaporated with a Joshua King goal that gave Solskjaer his first defeat in four matches. The goal was Bournemouth's first in nearly six hours of football, in which they had attempted 50 shots on goal, giving the Cherries their first win since September.
Preston finished the weekend in pole position in the Championship after a 1-0 win against Charlton. It's the first time they've topped the second tier in thirteen years, with Paul Gallagher's unique approach to penalties proving to be the difference, starting his trademark routine with his back to the goalkeeper before firing the ball into Dillon Phillips' bottom right corner.
Hull City made it three wins in a row in the Championship with a clinical performance against Scott Parker's Fulham. Jarrod Bowen grabbed his 10th of the season, while Josh Bowler scored his first professional goal in the 3-0 win.
Top 6 Selected Bankers
Man City 2-1
Top 6 Selected Draws
Sheff Utd 3-0
West Ham 2-3
Matchweek 8 is now open! You can make your selections by clicking here. Good luck!