Afternoon all

Yaya Toure returned to the Manchester City ranks on Saturday after his public apology to manager Pep Guardiola and scored both goals in a 2-1 win at Crystal Palace to lift them back to the top of the Premier League. Whilst Liverpool played out a goalless draw at Southampton, City clambered back level with the Reds on 27 points thanks to the double from old favourite Toure, whose stand-off with Guardiola was quickly forgiven and forgotten.

Elsewhere at Old Trafford, Jose Mourinho moaned that Manchester United were “the unluckiest team in the Premier League” after Arsenal had snatched a 1-1 draw with an 89th-minute equalizer. Although Arsenal missed the chance to go top, they’ll be grateful to extend their unbeaten run of 17 games in all competitions after a last-gasp header from substitute Olivier Giroud earned them a barely deserved point at Manchester United.

At the other end of the table, former toffee Victor Anichebe scored twice as Sunderland finally clambered off the bottom with a 3-0 win over fellow strugglers Hull City.

American Bob Bradley is still looking for his first win as Swansea manager after Seamus Coleman equalised {with one of the greatest headers of all time} for Everton in the 89th minute to secure a 1-1 draw.

Leicester City’s difficult reign as champions continued as they went behind to an Etienne Capoue goal at Watford after 33 seconds and ended up losing 2-1 – a defeat which left them just two points above the relegation zone! Forget Champions League football when your in the Championship next season.

In the Championship, Newcastle are continuing to fly after another win, this time at the expense of Leeds Utd, as Dwight Gayle netted a brace to send Rafa’s men 5 points clear at the top. Norwich continue to struggle and it was old favourite Ian Holloway who had the last laugh in his first game in charge of QPR, as The ‘R’s coming off victorious in a 2-1 win.

Despite saving a penalty and almost equaling the record number of saves in a match, Rotherham Goalkeeper Lee Camp wasn’t able to prevent further defeat for the Millers who sit at the bottom of the pile with just 7 points to there name… looks like it’ll be a long hard season up north for Kenny Jackett..

In the Predictions and starting with our very own Premier League; there was 3 winners sharing the pot last weekend all scoring 10 points each. Congratulations to Andy Graham, Dan Wright & Mark Golden! That win sends Mark further clear at the top, 5 points adrift of Gleavo who remains in second place. Kettlewell follows a whisker ahead of Captain Birch if only on goal difference as Stewart & Greg continue to close the gap to just a point.

Snell drops a place after a dip in form, with Nick Royle taking full advantage and leapfrogs him into 9th place.

At the other end, and after celebrating wins at the weekend both Andy Graham & Dan Wright climb 3 places and find themselves outside of the relegation area! Riley & Emma Stephens are dragged into the bottom 3!

In the Championship, just the one winner last weekend with an impressive score of 12 points – our highest across all 4 divisions- Take a bow DAVE ROYLE! Dave’s flying too and up 4 places and into the playoffs! At this rate automatic promotion looks to be on the cards..

No changes to the top as Pete continues to lead, 3 points adrift of Mark Robbo. Tracey Gleave who celebrated her 21st birthday earlier in the week stays third, a point ahead of Danny Bradders and Max who seems to have steadied the ship after a wobble the last few weeks. Despite decents scores at the weekend, Tommy Pickles, Sam & Robin can count themselves unfortunate to slip outside of the playoffs –just goes to show how close the leagues are this season!

No changes to the bottom 4 with Joe, Jessie & Harry crying out for a win to close the gap on Clarkey who seems to be in reverse atm..

Over to League One and another single win last weekend.. and who else but Stuart Gunn. That’s SIX wins in 15 weeks for the Gunn who rightly takes his place at the summit of League One. Talbot drops to second with Andy Bentley muscling in on third place, after last weeks winner Steve Moseley slides into the playoffs.

Luke, Jeff and Jimbo all keep up the pressure on the top 4, as do Martin Spencely and Kai Riley who’s proudly flying the flag and doing himself no harm in the league, with every chance of promotion this season.

Adam Burtonwood drops to 10th, just ahead of Anne Clark & Kaden who can’t be separated on 122 points each. Mark Morgan and Harry Atkinson follow and with only 11 points separating them from a place in the playoffs theres still everything to play for.

Over to PNG, and we had another single winner at the weekend with a score of 11 enough to send him to winners row, but just not quite enough to take him top of the leaderboard. Needless to say, Bill Lowrie will be more than happy to notch his third win of the season –very well done mate!

Richie stays top by a point on 147.. Bill follows, as Eric retains third place and isn’t far behind with only 7 points separating the trio. Surprisingly {and this must be first} there are no changes to the league standings! Not one! Which means Daddybear still doesn’t break into the top 5 🙂

This weekends fixtures are now available online – good luck!