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Everton defender Leighton Baines (centre) converted two free kicks against West Ham
Everton defender Leighton Baines (centre) converted two free kicks against West Ham to earn 16 points for Fantasy League managers. AFP

Karona FC crowns week

An electrifying gameweek of the Cellcard Fantasy League over the weekend produced no less than three five-goal thrillers, including a surprising 4-1 win for Manchester City over their cross-town rivals and reigning champions United.

Arsenal slingshot themselves to the top of the table with another Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil-inspired victory, staying level on points with Tottenham, who escaped with a 1-0 win over new boys Cardiff.

The star man in a sea of sizzling scores was Everton’s Leighton Baines, whose pair of magnificent freekicks past West Ham helped the defender yield 16 fantasy points.

Two other goalscoring defenders, Southampton’s Dejan Lovren and West Brom’s Liam Ridgewell, amassed 15 points to bulk up the backline of the gameweek’s Dream team, while Aston Villa goalkeeper Bradley Guzan stopped all shots including a penalty for 14 points, a tally shared by Ozil, who racked up a hat-trick of assist.

The leading light in the weekly competition was Inhue Jung’s Karona FC with 86 points. The Khmer-Korean translator brought in Ozil as his captain for the round to grab 28 points, while Baines, Chelsea’s Oscar (11) and Arsenal’s Per Mertesacker (10) were also fruitful picks.

Inhue could even afford the luxury of fielding United’s keeper David de Gea, who drew a blank on points due to the four he let in.

Inhue will receive a $20 phone voucher and T-shirt from sponsors Cellcard.

In the associated Facebook competition run through the CC-PPP-CTN fanpage, Ero Sennin ran away with the $20 phone voucher rollover prize with an incredible correct guess of the Manchester derby final score.

Gameweek 6 blasts off this Saturday with a Londoners clash between Tottenham and Chelsea.

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