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That Was The Weekend That Was

That Was The Weekend That Was
Monday,September 17,2018

There was plenty paid out in prizes in another frantic weekend of sport, with even more to be dished out at the conclusion of our Premier League matchday five games tonight. Are you still in with a chance of winning big in our Premier League pools?


Premier League Coupon: Prizes for our big money Premier League pools, including the Coupon, will be paid out after the end of Southampton v Brighton, which rounds off week five. It’s all to play for in our £2 Coupon, with the biggest share of the guaranteed £500 at stake.


Tristan Chaplin and chelman currently lead the way, tied for first place on 22 points, with the pool winner to be determined on the outcome of tonight’s match. Tristan will take home first prize if favourites Southampton earn themselves a home win, while a surprise away victory for Brighton will score chelman four points to lead them to glory. A draw will mean we’ll have a three way tie, as Flopmynutz in fifth place would score three points to take them to 22 points and match both Tristan and chelman’s tally.


Among the current join leaders’ correct predictions includes Liverpool scoring them both three points for an impressive 2-1 victory against Tottenham at Wembley. Crystal Palace also scored both players three points, as they came away from Huddersfield with a 1-0 win, while West Ham as Banker bagged eight points a piece, after a fine 3-1 victory at Everton for their first points of the season. In our £10 and £25 pools, pcm37 is set for more than £220 in total, currently leading the way in both pools.


Beat the Streak for £1million: 40 players are still going strong in our matchday one Beat the Streak after picking their fifth consecutive winner, leaving them 15 more from the million. Chelsea, who saw off Cardiff 4-1, were the most popular choice with 14 players choosing them, while 12 picked Wolves, who beat winless Burnley 1-0.


In our matchday five game, 11 players fell at the first hurdle as Everton succumbed to a surprise 3-1 home defeat to West Ham, while 19 players successfully made it through with Chelsea, and a further 14 after picking Man City who eased past Fulham 3-0. Don’t worry if you’ve already been eliminated from any of our first five games, with a brand new Beat the Streak to play by Saturday.


Match Pool Round Up: The stand out clash of the weekend saw Liverpool make it five wins from five with a crucial victory against Tottenham. A sloppy Spurs side should have been punished before Georgi Wijnaldum put Liverpool ahead just before the break, and Roberto Firmino all but sealed victory early into the second half. The Reds should have been out of sight and Erik Lamela’s injury time consolation flattered an under par Spurs. Platters30 scooped £31 for winning our £2 pool, Banking the visitors to win and adding points for picking Firmino to score at anytime. Redfox70 bagged £115 for smashing the £25 pool.


Watford’s perfect start to the season was ended by a clinical Man Utd at Vicarage Road. Romelu Lukaku put Man Utd ahead on 35 minutes, despite Watford being the better team but the Hornets were punished once more three minutes later for sloppy defending as Chris Smalling’s sublime finish put the visitors in a comfortable position. Andre Gray got one back mid way through the second half and despite late pressure and Nemanja Matic receiving a red card in stoppage time, Utd held on for an important 2-1 win. LaPlonk and Delwyn finished joint top of our £2 Match Pool, both winning £21.78 thanks mainly after Banking a Man Utd win. But Delwyn added more than £150 to their winnings, by sweeping up in the £10 and £25 pools.


Manuel Pellegrini finally tasted Premier League victory for the first time as West Ham boss, as the Hammers beat Everton 3-1 at Goodison Park. Andriy Yarmolenko scored a brace on his first start for the club, including a fine finish to make it 2-0 after Jordan Pickford’s sloppy pass. Gylfi Sigurdsson gave Everton hope just before half time but Marko Arnautovic put West Ham out of sight just after the hour mark. TonyStully1 picked up £55 in our Match Pool, thanks to Banking an away win and picking Arnautovic to score at anytime.


T20 Blast Finals Day: It was a memorable T20 Blast finals day as Worcestershire got their hands on the trophy for the first time. First of all, they saw off Lancashire in the semi-final with a 20 run victory after posting 169-6. Moeen Ali (41 off 21) and Ben Cox (55 not out) were the main contributors after Worcester fell to 97-6, before Ali took 2-16 and 20-year-old Patrick Brown picked up 4-21 to see their side through. In our £2 Fantasy Pick 5, chelman and Suttoncanary shared first prize, with both players scoring 288 points for picking Ali as their Captain, while Brown chipped in with 119. The same two players helped paullovatt claim more than £100 in our £10 and £25 pools.


Luke Wright smashed 92 off 53 to lead his Sussex side to the final, with his epic knock taking Sussex to 202-8. Early wickets reduced Somerset to 48-4, and despite a decent partnership between Tom Abell and Corey Anderson, they fell 35 runs short. Balj won £30 in our Pick 5, with Wright scoring 300 points as Captain.


In the final, it was Ali who once again led his side to victory. First the England all rounder took 3-30 to help restrict Sussex to just 157, despite a half century from Laurie Evans. Then his quick fire 41 put Worcester ahead of the rate in the chase. A cluster of wickets kept Sussex in the game but Cox once again shone with the bat, scoring an unbeaten 46 to take his side home by five wickets and claim an unlikely T20 Blast triumph.


Clive Cooper was the big winner in our final Pick 5, claiming more than £150 in total prizes for finishing joint top of the £2 game and outright winner in both the £10 and £25 pools. Ali as Captain was the big scorer once more, bagging 296 points for Cooper’s side, while Joe Clarke, Evans, Brown and Danny Briggs made up the rest of their winning team.


Best of the rest & what’s coming up: Willhhall scooped £30 in our Singapore Grand Prix Pick 6, with winner Lewis Hamilton top scoring with 44 points. Redfox70 was victorious in our £2 NFL Sunday Handicap Coupon, claiming £30 of the guaranteed £50. Jimbo took home £30 after making seven correct sporting predictions in our Weekend Special.


The Champions League returns tomorrow and there’s plenty to play for at i-pools, with nearly £1,000 to be won in guarantees alone across our Coupon, Match Pools, Fantasy 5-A-Side and Last Longest pools, so don’t miss out!


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