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That Was The Weekend That Was

That Was The Weekend That Was
Monday,October 1,2018

A brilliant weekend of sport was dominated by the Ryder Cup, which saw Europe regain the famous old trophy with a thrashing over the USA. There was also plenty of Premier League action, with Chelsea and Liverpool playing out an entertaining 1-1 draw, and West Ham heaping the misery on Jose Mourinho and Man Utd. Here’s a look at who won what in our big money pools this weekend:


Ryder Cup Pools: Europe regained the Ryder Cup with a dominant 17½ - 10½ victory against the USA at Le Golf National in France. It was Francesco Molinari who sealed victory for Team Europe, beating Phil Mickelson to win his fifth point of the weekend which made him the highest scoring player.


USA got off to the perfect start in the Fourballs on day one, winning three of the four matches before Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood got the first of their four victories. Friday’s Foursomes saw Europe whitewash the session 4-0 to move into a 5-3 lead at the end of day one. Europe then entered the 12 singles matches on the final day 10-6 ahead, and the USA made a good start with Justin Thomas defeating Rory McIlroy and Tony Finau easing past Tommy Fleetwood. But Jon Rahm, Thorbjorn Olesen, Alex Noren, Ian Poulter, Henrik Stenson, Garcia and Molinari secured victory in each of their matches to earn Team Europe a highly impressive win against a strong USA side.


Our Fantasy Pick 6 had £1,000 guaranteed and it was LaPlonk who took home the £300 first prize, with Europe’s standout performers Fleetwood and Molinari, making their team, along with Justin Rose, Thomas, Stenson and Finau. In our overall Predictor, Guisto won £50 in our Freeroll, after correctly predicting a Europe victory by seven points or more, Molinari to be the top scoring European and for the Italian to sink the winning putt. SImilar predictions saw Porksmith take home £118 in the £2 pool


Premier League Coupon: Our Matchday seven Coupon is still live, with prizes to be paid at the conclusion of tonight’s Monday Night Football between Bournemouth and Crystal Palace. Withnail160, FlopMyNutz and ScottRovers88 are currently joint top with 21 points each, with tonight’s result determining the outcome the pool. A home win for Bournemouth will see Withnail and FlopMyNutz finish joint top, while ScottRovers will scoop first prize if Palace can earn themselves an important away win. However a draw will see Tristan Chaplin rise from fourth to first, bagging three points to take home the cash.


Withnail scored six points with their Banker coming through, which was a draw between Chelsea and Liverpool, while West Ham’s impressive win against Man Utd bagged FlopMyNutz and ScottRovers eight points as Banker. Along with victories for Spurs and Man City, all three players correctly predicted wins for Leicester and Wolves.


Fantasy 5-A-Side: The Professor currently leads both the £2 and £10 pools and are on their way to more than £70 in total prizes. Their team consisted of Wolves keeper Rui Patricio, who scored 18 points after helping keep a clean sheet in their 2-0 victory against Southampton, while Kurt Zouma added 12 as Everton saw off Fulham 3-0. In midfield, Mesut Ozil bagged 14 after scoring in Arsenal’s 2-0 win against Watford, with Raheem Sterling getting on the scoresheet on his way to 20 points as Man City beat Brighton 2-0. Harry Kane was the big scorer with 42 points as Banker, after netting twice as Spurs beat Huddersfield 2-0.


Match Pool Round Up: West Ham beat Man Utd 3-1 at the London Stadium to condemn Jose Mourinho’s men to their worst ever start to a Premier League season. Felipe Anderson put the Hammer ahead after just five minutes, before a Victor Lindelof own goal doubled the home side’s lead going into the second half. Substitute Marcus Rashford gave United hope, which was dashed minutes later by Marko Arnautovic as West Ham made it three unbeaten. Mintman won £30 in our £2 Match Pool, Banking a home victory and picking Arnautovic to score at anytime, while the Professor bagged more than £100 by sweeping up in the £10 and £25 games.


It ended all square in the big match of the weekend, as Chelsea held Liverpool to a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge. Liverpool looked the most likely to break the deadlock before Eden Hazard put Chelsea ahead, and it looked like being one of those days for Jurgen Klopp’s men as Mo Salah missed a host of chances. It took substitute Daniel Sturridge to salvage a point for the visitors, with a sublime 89th minute equaliser, but it wasn’t enough to stop their winning streak from coming to an end. MattHeasman and ScottRovers88 finished joint top in the £2 pool, each winning £32 for Banking a draw and picking two or fewer goals to be scored.


Mintman secured £34 in our Cardiff vs Burnley Match Pool, correctly predicting an away win and for Johann Gudmundsson to score at anytime. The Iceland international put Burnley ahead before Josh Murphy’s fine equaliser, but Sam Vokes won it for Sean Dyche’s men 10 minutes later to leave Cardiff still searching for their first league win of the season.


Best of the rest: GrimReaper and Platters30 finished joint top of our Russian Grand Prix Pick 6, both winning £28 with their team including race winner Lewis Hamilton, while GrimReaper added £30 to his winnings for winning the NFL Sunday Handicap Coupon. Lastly, Marky3285 secured £30 for finishing top of our Weekend Special.

What’s coming up this week at i-pools: The Champions League is back for Matchday two this midweek, and there’s plenty to play for in our four Match Pools, Coupons for both days along with Fantasy 5-A-Side for Tuesday and Wednesday. All our big money Premier League games go off on Friday night this week so make sure you don’t delay in getting your entries in!


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