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Matchweek 8 Roundup: Flying Foxes, Comfortable Leads and Late Drama

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Winners

17 players correctly predicted all seven results in Matchweek 8, with each moving onto step two in the race for the £1M jackpot. None of last week's players to grab a full house could repeat the trick this time, so they go back to step one.

The best player in the country this week was Manchesterisblue, with superior goal difference to the other 16 players to get top marks.

The Magnificent 7 were the top team this week with a score of 110. But it wasn't enough to beat the score of 113 set by 7 Greatest Generals, who have bagged the second £700 team prize of the season. We now start all over again in Matchweek 9, with four weeks to play for the next team prize.

Ledley scored 22 points this week, with only his draw missing for a perfect seven.

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Liverpool cruised to a 3-1 victory over Man City to increase the gap to 9 points ahead of their main title contenders. The Reds have lost just one game in 18 months – a 2-1 defeat at the Etihad last season, and find themselves with a greater points advantage over City than they had at any stage last season. 

West Ham are now without a win in six league games following their 3-0 defeat to Burnley, which leaves the Hammers just two points above the drop. The Clarets bounced back from their 3-0 defeat to Sheffield United to end their winless streak of five games, with a comfortable victory. 

Newcastle have recorded back-to-back wins for the first time this season after a 2-1 win over Bournemouth at St James Park. Defenders DeAndre Yedlin and Ciaran Clark came up with the goals to take Newcastle up to 11th in the table, just two points outside the top five.

A Jamie Vardy and James Maddison double earned Leicester a fourth straight win, taking Brendan Rodgers’ side up to second in the PL. After the 2-0 win over Arsenal, Rodgers said he’s not thinking about the title, but you’d have to admit his side only look stronger than the title winners of 2016.

Michael O'Neill got off to a dream start as Stoke manager, with the Potters slotting four past Barnsley to move off the bottom of the table. O’Neill had only finalised his deal to take over as manager of Stoke 24 hours earlier, but it was enough for the Potters to earn a 3rd win of the season.

There was late drama at Hillsborough with two injury-time goals cancelling each other out to split the points for Swansea and Wednesday. Morgan Fox thought he had clinched victory for the Owls, but Ben Wilmot bagged in the final moments to level the score.

Rangers go into the international break 2nd in the Scottish Premiership, trailing Celtic only on goal difference. Both sides earned 2-0 victories against Livingston and Motherwell respectively. There's just one goal in it after 12 games.

Stats

Top 6 Selected Bankers
Man U 3-1
Leicester 2-0
Leeds 2-1
Rangers 2-0
Celtic 2-0
Preston 3-1

Top 6 Selected Draws
Burnley 3-0
Newcastle 2-1
Southampton 1-2
Wolves 2-1
Hull 0-1
Millwall 2-1

Bonus Points
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