Gameweek 11 of the Cellcard Fantasy League featured many fiercely fought match-ups with not a single team finding the net more than twice in their games.
Newcastle were one of the biggest winners with a precious 2-0 victory away to West Brom, a result that saw the Magpies record their fifth straight win and soar into the top eight. And to think, just two months ago the Toon Army fanbase were clamouring for the head of manager Alan Pardew.
New Dutch recruit, Daryl Janmaat, has endured a topsy-turvy season at the back for Newcastle but catapulted himself into the limelight with a starring performance over the weekend.
The 25-year-old right back assisted both of their goals, kept a clean sheet and grabbed the three-point bonus to amass 15 points for fantasy managers.
Janmaat’s team-mate and fellow defenceman Fabricio Coloccini was responsible for one of their goals on his way to collecting 14 points. Meanwhile, Man City’s trailblazing frontman Sergio Aguero struck twice to rack up 13 points.
The gameweek battle for the Cellcard prize of US$20 phone credit was won by a reigning overall champion Sabina Lawreniuk and her side Why always me? on 94 points.
Sabina’s captain pick of Aguero for 26 points did the lion share of the damage, while Dream team members Leighton Baines of Everton (11 points), Nacer Chadli of Tottenham (10) and Burnley keeper Tom Heaton (7) were all admirable inclusions.
Over in the concurrently run facebook competition, the weekly question proved a little too ambiguous in asking which team would score the most goals from the round – Chelsea, Southampton, QPR, Man City, Stoke, Newcastle and Swansea all notched two a piece.
Not entirely unsurprisingly, the tiebreaker answer of Janmaat as top points earner eluded everyone, as well as Coloccini. A total of 17 users guessed Aguero.
Thus the prize rolls over to the next gameweek, which starts on November 22 following the international fixtures break.