The Aguero show
We look at who notched up the points over the weekend in Sky Sports Fantasy Fotoball as Sergio Aguero top scores again despite City's slip-up
By Tim Clement @SkyFantasyFooty. Last Updated: 19/09/11 6:17pm
Aguero: Star performer
Manchester City may have seen their perfect start perish, but star striker Sergio Aguero continued to rake in the Sky Sports Fantasy Football points with a brace.
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The £9.6m valued striker followed up his hat-trick again Wigan with another man of the match display in bagging a brace at Fulham on Sunday, taking his points total up to 62, just three less than leading scorer Wayne Rooney.
The Manchester United striker offered relatively modest returns for the 44 per cent of Fantasy players who selected him for the weekend, picking up just four points after following up his ninth goal of the season with a penalty miss.
The game's second-most picked player, Luis Suarez, also disappointed on Sunday as he picked up a booking before being substituted in Liverpool's 4-0 defeat at Tottenham.
Suarez was certainly not the only Reds player worth swerving over the weekend as their entire backline ended with minus points, along with midfielder Charlie Adam who saw red.
Fantasy top scorers
(£9.9m) Wayne Rooney - 65
(9.6m) Sergio Aguero - 62
(£8.4m) David Silva - 39
(£7.9m) Ashley Young - 38
(£8.8m) Nani - 34
In contrast, Emmanuel Adebayor racked up 16 points at White Hart Lane with a brace and the Sky Sports man of the match award, and is starting to look a real bargain at £6.2m.
Jermain Defoe (£7.7m) has been a far less popular pick than in previous seasons after struggling for goals last term, but looks in his element alongside Adebayor and has now netted in successive games.
It was another good week Gabriel Agbonlahor (£5.7m) and Leon Best (£5.6m), who both took their tallies to three goals this term in netting in Aston Villa's 1-1 draw with Newcastle.
There are three stand-out midfielders so far with Nani (£8.8m), David Silva (£8.4m) and Ashley Young (£7.9m) all racking up 30+ points.
Nani was the joint-highest scoring midfielder of the week with his stunning strike and an assist earning him the man of the match award - Scott Sinclair (£5m) also racked up 15 points for his part in Swansea's 3-0 win over West Brom.
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Silva and Young both continued to score well with an assist a piece, while Sebastian Larsson was also in fine form in picking up 11 points for his goal and man of the match display in Sunderland's 4-0 win over Stoke.
The hordes who moved for Mikel Arteta at a bargain price of £5.1m following his move from Everton to Arsenal were rewarded as he opened his account for Arsenal in their 4-3 defeat at Blackburn.
While the big names have scored best for the top teams, defenders and goalkeepers remain somewhat undesirable.
In fact, the highest scoring defender is Swansea's Ashley Williams (£4.2m) with 25 points while his team-mate Michel Vorm has been the keeper to have with the pair both enjoying three clean sheets and a man of the match award apiece.
Looking at in-form stoppers, Brad Friedel (£5.4m) has kept successive clean sheets after establishing himself as Tottenham's number one, while QPR's Paddy Kenny (£4.7m) has only been beaten in one of his last four games.
Hoops loanee Armand Traore (£5.1m) was the highest-scoring defender of the weekend with 15 points for his assist, clean sheet and man of the match award in a 3-0 win over Wolves, while Titus Bramble notched up 10 points with a goal for the Black Cats.