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Tactical review: One goal or two?

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After six matches, it is a strange old game week, and probably a good one to have four at the back given the glut of goalless draws yesterday.

The main water cooler topic for Fantasy fans is Manchester City's second goal against Birmingham yesterday.

The goal was initially awarded to Nedum Onuoha (17.5pts), which was good news for The Fantasist as it has the defender in its team.

But those points have now been transferred to Carlos Tevez (30pts), who got the final touch and was desperate to claim the goal.

The Argentine is owned by more than 20 per cent of managers, so those points could decide a few leagues.

No doubt that Tevez's strike partner Emmanuel Adebayor (23.5pts) hit the net twice, though.

As well as Onuoha, The Fantasist cashed in on Ronald Zubar's (12.5pts) clean sheet for Wolves.

However, it had Boaz Myhill (-8pts) in goal, and the Welshman saw four Burnley goals fly past him as Hull slumped.

Two of them came from the boot of Graham Alexander (23.5pts), who defied the doom-mongers (i.e. this blog) with a couple of outrageous penalties struck, Rivelino-style, with the outside of his boot. Told you he was good.

The week's other big winners included plenty of goalkeepers - Mark Schwarzer (19pts), Robert Green (16pts), Thomas Sorensen (15pts) and Paul Robinson (15pts) all scored heavily

Elsewhere, it was misery for owners of Fernando Torres as he missed Liverpool's goalless draw against Fulham - he will see a knee specialist so monitor his progress carefully.

And there is an injury question mark over Rio Ferdinand, who dislocated a finger and - more worryingly - injured his groin against Blackburn.

The following matches are still to play this week:

Chelsea v Bolton (Tuesday, 8pm)

Aston Villa v Everton (Wednesday, 7.45pm)

Wigan Athletic v Portsmouth (Wednesday, 7.45pm)

Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal (Wednesday, 8pm)

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