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That Was The Weekend That Was

That Was The Weekend That Was
Monday,September 24,2018

There was no let up of high quality sporting action this past weekend. Tiger Woods completed his sensational comeback with victory at the Tour Championship, Anthony Joshua saw off Alexander Povetkin with a seventh round stoppage, India and Pakistan did battle once more, while it was another action packed programme of Premier League football. Here’s a look at who won what in our pools, with plenty paid out in prizes once again:


Premier League Coupon: Spacebhouy won £200 in our £500 guaranteed £2 Coupon, with a narrow one point victory over The Yog, who finished second despite nine correct results. However, spacebhouy’s Banker of Burnley scored six points for their 4-0 win against Bournemouth, finally securing their first victory of the season, which was The Yog’s only incorrect result. That six point swing ultimately proved the difference, as wins for Arsenal and Liverpool - spacebhouy’s two incorrect predictions - were only worth two points between them.


The victor correctly predicted draws between Fulham and Watford, Crystal Palace and Newcastle, Man Utd at home to Wolves and West Ham’s goalless stalemate with Chelsea, along with victories for Man City, Leicester and Spurs. The Professor scooped a total of £178 for finishing top in both the £10 and £25 pools.


Fantasy 5-A-Side: Jamietis claimed just under £70 in our 5-A-Side. Starting in goal, Ederson scored 14 points thanks to helping Man City keep a clean sheet in their 5-0 thrashing at Cardiff. Patrick van Aanholt scored 12 as Palace drew 0-0 at home to Newcastle, while Liverpool’s Sadio Mane and Wolves’ Ruben Neves, scored four points each. Jamie Vardy as Banker made the difference with 32 points, netting the third in Leicester’s 3-1 victory against Huddersfield.


Beat the Streak for £1million: 37 of you safely made it past round one of our Matchday six Beat the Streak, where 20 consecutive different winners bags you the £1million Jackpot. Leicester were the most popular choice with 12 players making it through after the Foxes eased past struggling Huddersfield, while nine picked Liverpool, who beat Southampton 3-0.


Half of the 16 players that fell at the first hurdle went for Palace at home to Newcastle, but they could only manage a goalless draw, while six were eliminated for picking Fulham, who were held to high flying Watford.


Looking at our Matchday one game, 28 players are still very much in with a shot of the £1million, successfully picking their sixth consecutive winner, leaving them 14 away from glory. It helped that 15 went for Leicester, meaning they were able to avoid using one of the big boys, either because they’ve used most of them up already or are saving them for a later date. There’s no need to worry if you’re already out of any of our previous games, with a new pool to play here.


Match Pool round up: Fulham and Watford played out an entertaining 1-1 draw Saturday lunchtime, with Aleksandar Mitrovic equalising late on after Andre Gray had given the visitors an early lead. Our £2 Match Pool ended in a tie for first place, with MrElvis and TristianChaplin winning just under £25 each, after both Banking a draw and correctly predicting the anytime scorer.


Spurs ended their three match losing streak with a hard fought 2-1 win at Brighton. Harry Kane put Spurs ahead with a contentious penalty, before Erik Lamela made sure of the points. Brighton had their chances and Anthony Knockaert’s late goal wasn’t enough to salvage anything. It was another tie in our Match Pool, with Mintman and The Professor taking home £24 each, after both Banking a Spurs win.


The London derby between West Ham and Chelsea finished goalless, despite both teams having decent chances, including West Ham’s Andriy Yarmolenko who missed a sitter as he somehow headed wide from six yards. Kinng took home £40 in our £2 pool, Banking the draw, picking two or fewer goals to be scored and the West Ham keeper to make five or more saves. Withnail160 claimed more than £100 in total for finishing top in both the £10 and £25 games.


Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang fired Arsenal to a 2-0 victory over Everton, scoring within three minutes of each other early in the second half. This was despite plenty of pressure from Everton, who were denied on multiple occasions by Petr Cech. ScottRovers88 won £56 in our £2 pool, correctly predicting an Arsenal win and for Lacazette to score at anytime, while mbandrews picked up more than £130 for winning the £10 and £25 games.


Joshua v Povetkin Predictor: Anthony Joshua retained his IBF, WBO and WBA Championships with a seventh-round stoppage of Alexander Povetkin at Wembley. Joshua suffered a bloodied nose earlier but then dominated knocking down the Russia in the seventh just before the stoppage. Snowy1958 won just under £30 in our Fight Predictor, for selecting a Joshua win by KO or TKO in the seventh or eighth round.


Tour Championship Fantasy Fourballs: Tiger Wood secured a sensational victory at the Tour Championship to complete a stunning comeback from injury, and win his first title since 2013. It was less than a year ago he was ranked 1,199 in the world but his final round 71 for an 11-under par total, saw him lift the Tour Championship with a two shot lead. Justin Rose finished tied fourth to secure the FedExCup playoffs along with the $10million first prize. FlopMyNutz and SteakNChips finished joint top of our Fourballs, winning £155 each. Woods scored both players 150 points, so too did Billy Horschel.


The Ryder Cup takes place this Friday, with more than £2,000 to be won in guarantees alone, including £1,000 up for grabs in our Fantasy Pick 6, and £100 for FREE to play for in our Predictor. Come and fill your boots here.


India v Pakistan Pick 5: India thrashed bitter rivals Pakistan once more, to reach the Asia Cup final. Playing for the second time in the tournament, this time in the Super Four stage, Jasprit Bumrah’s 2-29 helped restrict Pakistan to 237-7, despite Shoaib Malik’s 78. But it never looked like being enough as openers Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma both smashed centuries in an opening stand of 210, as India cruised to a nine wicket win with more than 10 overs remaining. Paullovatt was victorious in our Fantasy Pick 5, with Sharma as Banker and Malik scoring big for his team.




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