Matchweek 9 Roundup: International Records, Positive Points Tallies, and Comfortable Leads
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Ledley King scored 17 points in a tough week.
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Harry Winks grabbed his first goal for England while Harry Kane ensured he became the first Englishman to score in every game of a qualifying campaign, as Southgate’s men emerged as 4-0 winners against Kosovo. It was Kane’s 20th goal of the season for club and country, which is not a bad hoard to have before the end of November!
Cristiano Ronaldo’s tap in for Portugal against Luxembourg means he is just one goal away from becoming just the second player in history to score 100 goals for a national team. The 2-0 win ensured qualification for the reigning champions.
Bolton now have a positive points tally after a 93rd-minute winner against MK Dons at the Macron Stadium secured three points. Daryl Murphy made up for missing his 90th-minute penalty by scoring three minutes later. "We're still trying to climb a mountain, and by the way it's a massive mountain," said manager Keith Hill.
Akinfenwa helped Wycombe win at Tranmere to move to the top of League One with a first-half goal that was quickly followed up by a second from the spot via Jacobson. Gareth Ainsworth's side are now three points clear of Ipswich, who have two games in hand.
Coventry moved up to third in League One after coming from a goal behind to beat Rochdale 2-1. Liam Walsh picked the ball up in his own half, taking on four players before slotting the ball home to secure the win for the Skyblues.
Swindon fired themselves to the top of League Two after a fourth-consecutive victory thanks in large part to a Eoin Doyle brace. The Robins leapfrogged Forest Green Rovers, but just seven points separate the top 11 teams in the league.
Dundee United are now nine points clear at the summit of the Scottish Championship after a thumping 3-0 win over Queen of the South. Head coach Robbie Nelson said: “Winter is when you win titles … It's wet it's windy and you just need to keep picking up points."
Top 6 Selected Bankers
Dundee U 3-1
Top 6 Selected Draws
Leyton O 0-2
Dagenham & Redbridge 6-1
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