In what must be a miracle fitting of the time of year, 40 punters have correctly guessed five of the six first goalscorers required to win our Hotshot Jackpot prize.
They now head into tonight’s late kick-off between Leicester v Man United with a chance of winning a share or even the whole lot of our £500,000.
Our fab 40 correctly predicted that Charlie Austin, Luka Milivojevic, Marko Arnautovic and Sergio Aguero would net openers in today’s 3pm games. Then they were sent further into dreamland as Harry Kane slipped home an early penalty against Burnley to leave them needing one more to nail the jackpot loot.
Eight different players hold the hopes of our 40 players in their hands and it breaks down as follows:
Romelu Lukaku – 23 players
Jamie Vardy – 7 players
Marcus Rashford – 3 players
Shinji Okazaki – 2 players
Riyad Mahrez – 2 player
Demarai Gray – 1 player
Zlatan Ibrahimovic – 1 player
Anthony Martial – 1 player
Goals from either Ibrahimovic, Martial or Gray will see a single punter claim the whole £500,000 to themselves just before Christmas. While an opening strike from either Mahrez or Okazaki will see two punters split £250k between them.
A first goal from Rashford sees the split become £166k apiece, meanwhile a Vardy strike could have seven customers partying with over £71,000 each and finally, if lordly Lukaku makes it three first goals in three games 23 of our punters will share just over £21k.
Best of luck to all!!