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Everton win saves panel from being banished to the stands
Very few of our panel should be enjoying their English Bank Holiday Monday. Most must hang their heads in shame.
Manchester United 2-1 Arsenal was an eventful game to say the least, with a penalty, bizarre own goal, a late strike disallowed for offside and Arsene Wenger harshly being sent to the stands where he didn’t have a seat.
Nevertheless, 2-1 to the champions was a pretty predictable score but only our Kevin had his wits about him to forecast it.
Three of our panel (the flying Justin Palmer, Simon Evans and Neil Maidment) correctly guessed Everton would end an early slump and beat Wigan 2-1 but in truth it was only thanks to a penalty deep into injury time from former Wigan man Leighton Baines.
Justin got another bumper five points for predicting Chelsea’s 3-0 victory over Burnley to gain the top score of the weekend with 15. Simon was close behind after bagging a second maximum for Manchester City’s attacking riches grinding out a 1-0 win at Portsmouth, who have finally starting buying rather than selling players.
So here’s the run down overall (with a few sunbathing absentees last week): Paul Radford 31, Justin Palmer 28, Patrick Johnston 25, Simon Evans 25, Miles Evans 24, Kevin Fylan 23, Mitch Phillips 16, Mike Collett 14, Neil Maidment 11, Asia Sports Desk 5, Mark Meadows 5 (last three on debut)
Let us know how you did and what your general total is (remember 1 point for correct result, 5 for correct score). I see maid did very well indeed…
PHOTO: Fans react as Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger climbs onto the stand after being sent off during their English Premier League soccer match against Manchester United in Manchester, northern England, August 29, 2009, REUTERS/Phil Noble