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Referee Mark Clattenburg (right) awards a penalty after a tackle on Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy (left)
Referee Mark Clattenburg (right) awards a penalty after a tackle on Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy (left) during their game against Man United. AFP

Sihanoukville Rovers race away to victory

Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy stole all the headlines over the weekend with his remarkable performance during the team’s 5-3 comeback win over Man United.

The 27-year-old Englishman not only notched his first goal in the Premier League, he was credited with assisting all of his side’s other goals (two were for winning penalties).

Understandably, Vardy topped the charts in Gameweek 5 of the Cellcard Fantasy League, bagging a sensational 21 points for the one in a 100 managers who bought him for just £4.9 million.

Vardy’s Argentinean strike partner Leonardo Ulloa also graced the Dream team thanks to his brilliant brace for 12 points.

Meanwhile, Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil finally rediscovered his scoring touch against Aston Villa, with his goal and assist amassing 13 points for the German.

The weekly competition saw managers struggle to total up top tallies as many big guns failEd to fire. However, Thida Nhim’s Sihanoukville Rovers rose above on 79 points to capture the Cellcard prize of a $20 phone card.

Thida handed Man United’s Angel di Maria the captain’s armband for 22 points, and his Rovers squad also included Dream teamers Leighton Baines of Everton (10 points), Arsenal’s Kieron Gibbs (10) and Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling (10), along with Arsenal’s new signing Danny Welbeck (12).

The concurrently run Cellcard Fantasy Facebook fanpage contest was without a winner, with its question of which player would grab the three-point bonus from the match between Man City and Chelsea stumping everyone.

The answer was City’s James Milner. This weekend’s question will be worth a $20 phone card.

Gameweek 6 serves up a sizzling Saturday of action kicking off with the Merseyside derby of Liverpool versus Everton and concluding with the North London derby of Arsenal versus Spurs.

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