Week 7 results
LIVERPOOL 3 CRYSTAL PALACE 0
Liverpool remain unbeaten in the Premier League this season after Sadio Mane scored his 100th goal for the club, and became the first player to net in nine consecutive league matches against a single opponent. Everyone predicted a win for Liverpool, with 10 getting it spot-on.
MANCHESTER CITY 0 SOUTHAMPTON 0
A strangely shot-shy City were fortunate to get a draw, as they did not manage a single shot on target until the 90th minute. Again everyone predicted a win for City, so no points for anyone.
NORWICH CITY 1 WATFORD 3
Norwich become only the fourth side to ever lose their opening five Premier League games - and manager Daniel Farke is the first manager to lose 15 consecutive matches in the English top flight. The canaries are already looking like falling off their perch and dropping into the Championship yet again. Nobody got this spot-on, but 5 did have the outcome.
FULHAM 1 READING 2
Fulham dropped off the top of the Championship table after this surprise defeat. Again nobody had this spot-on, and only oxfcolu got the outcome. The other 27 predicted a win for Fulham.
MILLWALL 1 COVENTRY CITY 1
Millwall and Coventry shared the points in an entertaining Championship match that should have had more goals. 4 got this spot-on, and 1 more had the outcome.
QUEENS PARK RANGERS 1 BRISTOL CITY 2
City get a 93rd minute winner and their third straight away win in the Championship. No points for anyone from this game. 24 predicted a win for Rangers with 14 going for a 2-1 in what was the weeks most predicted score.
AFC WIMBLEDON 0 PLYMOUTH ARGYLE 1
The 47th-minute winning goal ensured Plymouth manager Ryan Lowe had reason to celebrate on his 43rd birthday. Just 2 got this spot-on, and another 6 had the outcome.
BOLTON WANDERERS 0 ROTHERHAM UNITED 2
Ben Wiles struck twice in four first-half minutes as Rotherham ended Bolton's unbeaten home record in League One. Well done to Daniel for being the only one to have this spot-on, and only Blue4U2 got the outcome. 23 predicted a win for Bolton.
COLCHESTER UNITED 0 CRAWLEY TOWN 1
A first apperance in the Happy League this season for the U's, and one to forget, as Crawley get their first away win of the League Two season. No points for anyone again here, as 24 predicted a win for the U's.
MANSFIELD TOWN 1 ROCHDALE 1
After looking good against the U's, Mansfield lost their next five games, before coming from behind to get a draw here. Perhaps it was more like the U's were rubbish on the night. 3 had this spot-on, and 1 more got the outcome.
After the last two weeks had produced less than inspiring results, I was confident this week would be better, with a number of home teams looking good. How wrong could I be, with only Liverpool winning out of those so called good things. In fact they produced the only home win in this weeks fixtures, as we had an incredible six away wins. The home advantage with the fans back watching games has soon evaperated away. It is certainly the case in the Happy League, as the last 22 games have only produced 4 home wins. That Liverpool victory saved the week from being a complete disaster, as it achieved exactly half of the weeks 20 total 3 pointers, and the 18 outcomes were more than half of the 33 total 1 pointers. In such a tough week four members did well to have two 3 pointers each. Best of those was basher2010, who had the Millwall 1-1 and the Plymouth 1-0, plus two outcomes, to make him the weeks top scorer with a very decent 8 points. The other three were blueeagle and medicine_man, who both had the Liverpool 3-0 and the Millwall 1-1, and Sector4 who got the wins for Liverpool and Plymouth, to give them all a decent 6 points. Best of the members to get one 3 pointer was oxfcolu, who had the Liverpool 3-0 and three outcomes to also give him a decent 6 points.
Happy Midweek League Cup Just a reminder to say the next round of games take place on Tuesday 28th September. All details are on the separate thread.
In the Premier By getting the Mansfield 1-1 spot-on, RSCOSWORTH increased his lead to a decent 9 points. The most it has been in his fourth week running at the summit. Having the Liverpool 3-0 spot-on moved sevebalo up a place into second, but only on the most 3 pointer rule ahead of unitedwhites and this weeks top scorer basher2010, who moved up three places. The decent week for Sector4 also gave him a three place rise. Another to benefit from getting the Liverpool 3-0 spot-on was noah4x4, as it was enough to move him out of the relegation zone. He is replaced by ghughes11 again, as along with concordman and Blue4U2, they are all still looking for a first 3 pointer this season. But because they have all got a decent number of outcomes, they remain very much in touch, as there are only 12 points separating 2nd to 10th.
In Division One Just one outcome for MrHappy2 means he only has a one week stay at the top, but he only loses out on the most 3 pointer rule from medicine_man, who moves back to the top, after last being there in Week 1. Whatever medication he has sorted out for himself, it seems to be lasting longer than a Covid jab. Even though he drops a place to third, Tropical_Us moves 2 points nearer the top after getting the Liverpool 3-0 spot-on. Remaing fourth after having the Mansfield 1-1 spot-on is gerry_us, and he is now only 2 points from the automatics. Up another place into fifth is blueeagle, after his decent week. The final play-off spot is held by Lewis_1. Just missing on that final place is Pinault_Noir, on the most 3 pointer rule again. The only real change in the rest of the league has wessex_exile moving up three places, thanks to getting the Mansfield 1-1 spot-on.
THE TABLES (50 out of 280 played)
(Tie-breaker: Most 3 pointers, and then the first to post)
Week 8 Fixtures
LEEDS UNITED v WEST HAM UNITED
LEICESTER CITY v BURNLEY
BLACKBURN ROVERS v CARDIFF CITY
FOREST GREEN ROVERS v TRANMERE ROVERS
HARROGATE TOWN v STEVENAGE
HARTLEPOOL UNITED v EXETER CITY
Good luck everybody.
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