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That Was The Weekend That Was

That Was The Weekend That Was
Monday,November 12,2018

The last Premier League matchday before the international break didn’t disappoint, with City blowing away United in the Manchester derby and plenty of late drama at both ends of the table. England’s cricketers wrapped up a fine victory in the first Test against Sri Lanka, while the rugby boys were narrowly defeated by New Zealand. Starting with our big money Premier League games, here’s who won what at i-pools this past weekend:


Premier League Coupon: Jazzle secured a narrow one point win in our £2 Coupon to scoop £200 of the £500 guaranteed. They were level pegging with Kscott on 20 points a piece before it all went down to the wire, with the result of the Manchester derby determining the outcome. A City win scored a point for Jazzle which was enough to take home first prize as Kscott incorrectly predicted a draw. Both players scored double points with eight after Banking a draw between Chelsea and Everton, while Jazzle bagged three points each for stalemates between Leicester and Burnley, Southampton at home to Watford and Arsenal against Wolves.


Fantasy 5-A-Side: DirtyTackle and Hoofaround69 both won £40.66 after finishing joint top of the £2 game. Both players had Jordan Pickford in goal who was the highest scoring player with 60 points as a x2 multiplier and Banker, scoring quadruple points after helping Everton keep a clean sheet at Chelsea. Virgil van Dijk scored each player 12 points as Liverpool shut out Fulham in their 2-0 win, while Anthony Martial added 26 a piece, netting in Man Utd’s 3-1 loss at Man City. Both players also had Raheem Sterling, while Hoofaround69 scored two points with Harry Kane, and DirtyTackle with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.


Beat the Streak for £1million: There’s still one player remaining in our Beat the Streak for £1million. Newcastle’s 2-1 victory against Bournemouth was Jazzle’s 12th consecutive winner, leaving them just eight away to getting their hands on the Jackpot. The only problem is they’ve used all of the so-called big six, alongside the best of the rest with the likes of Watford, Everton, Wolves and Leicester. That leaves a bunch of the strugglers left to choose from, and given the unpredictable and inconsistent nature of those teams, it’ll be interesting to see how far they can go. Marley and The Professor's hopes were dashed as Southampton could only manage a 1-1 draw with Watford, with Jose Holebas scoring late for the Hornets. Jamietis is out as West Ham were held 1-1 at Huddersfield.


Match Pool Round-Up: Sol Bamba’s last minute winner recorded just a second league victory for Cardiff this season, as they beat Brighton 2-1. Callum Paterson cancelled out Lewis Dunk’s early goal for the visitors, who had Dale Stephens sent off with the scores level. The Young Pretender won our £2 pool winning £30 while CliveCooper picked up £120 for winning the £10 and £25 pools.


Juan Foyth scored the only goal as Spurs edged Crystal Palace 1-0 in a scrappy game at Selhurst Park that the home side were unlucky to leave empty handed.Seanlw19 won just under £40 in our £2 pool, backing a Spurs win and Banking 16 or more corners to be taken. CliveCooper bagged more than £160 in our higher stake games after Banking an away win.


Banking a draw in the goalless stalemate between Chelsea and Everton saw DirtyTackle pick up £30 in our Match Pool, while MrElvis and daveb87 shared first prize as Liverpool beat Fulham 2-0, correctly predicting a Liverpool win and Xherdan Shaqiri to score at anytime.


The big game of the weekend was the Manchester derby, with City claiming bragging rights after a dominant 3-1 win against Jose’s United. City were quick out of the blocks, with David Silva giving the hosts an early lead, before Sergio Aguero put them two up just after the break. Romelu Lukaku made an instant impact off the bench, winning a penalty that Anthony Martial converted to give United hope against the run of play, which were dashed late on as Ilkay Gundogan finished a 44-pass move. SPA won all three pools, winning a total of £178 for correctly predicting a City win, four or more goals to be scored and Banking Silva to net at anytime.


Sri Lanka v England 1st Test: England took a 1-0 lead in the three match series, easing to a 211 run victory, which was their first away win for more than two years. Wicket-keeper Ben Foakes scored a century on debut to rescue England from 103-5 to post 342 in their first innings, before Moeen Ali took four wickets to help restrict Sri Lanka to 203. Keaton Jennings then scored a timely 146 as England set Sri Lanka 462 for an unlikely victory, and they ended up well short, as again Ali took four wickets to bowl out the hosts for 250. Chesterman was victorious in our Pick 5 for the first Test, winning £30 for their team of top scorer Jennings, Chandimal, top wicket taker Ali as Captain, man of the match Foakes and Dananjaya.


England v New Zealand: England fell to a heart wrenching 15-16 defeat to world champions New Zealand at Twickenham, despite tries from Chris Ashton and Dylan Hartley putting the hosts 15-0 up. Damian McKenzie’s try brought it back to 15-10 at the break, while with five minutes to go, Sam Underhill was deemed offside to be denied a late try. Willhhall picked up just under £20 in our Match Pool, Banking a England handicap win, while correctly picking Ashton to score a try and New Zealand to win by 1-10 points.



What’s coming up on i-pools: It’s a quieter week than usual with the international break, but there’s still football Coupons to play each day, pools for the 2nd Test between Sri Lanka and England on Wednesday, and a Match Pool for Wayne Rooney’s England farewell against USA on Thursday.











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