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    Paul Merson takes on Phil Thompson in this weekends Sky Sports Fantasy Six-a-Side head-to-head for Manchester City v Arsenal. Air Max 180 Ultramarine 2018 . The pair are battling it out to face Matt Le Tissier in the final weekend decider, with the winner landing £1,000 for their charity of choice. Super Sundays 4pm kick-off, live on Sky Sports 1HD, is a decisive one in the top-four race, with the Gunners looking to sew up their spot while City attempt to stave off Manchester United and West Ham. Play Fantasy Six-a-Side Pick your team here for the chance to win the guaranteed £10,000 jackpot. Heres who the Soccer Saturday pundits are selecting for the crunch clash: Paul Merson runs through his Sky Sports Fantasy Six-A-Side team as he takes on Phil Thompson Merses teamMesut Ozil (Elite Player) - Ive done my research and hes got the highest points average of the four. I might have been tempted by Kevin de Bruyne but City will be so disheartened from Wednesday nights performance.Fernandinho - I was tempted to pick six Arsenal players after the way City played on Wednesday but Fernandinho is always going to get you points, breaking up play with tackles and interceptions. Fantasy Six-A-Side points scoring breakdown Danny Welbeck - Hes surely got to start after coming on and getting the winner against Norwich and Id actually like to see him up front alongside Olivier Giroud for once.Kelechi Iheanacho - It was understandably a tough one for him as a young lad coming on at the Bernabeu but he looks the real deal, so Im taking a chance on him starting to freshen things up a bit.Alex Iwobi - I like the lad because he offers something different to the others, making runs that defenders find difficult to pick up. My only concern is that Arsene Wenger tends to drag off the young players when things arent going to plan, as he did last weekend. A guide of how to take part in the new Sky Sports free to play game. Thommos teamSergio Aguero (Elite Player) - Id always back him to score - as Im doing in my Sky Bet tip - especially when City are at home. Pick one of the four selected Elite Players Yaya Toure - He needs to turn up here and with it looking pretty likely that hell leave City this summer hell want to make an impression in what would be his final appearance at the Etihad.Danny Welbeck - Welbeck should be full of confidence after coming off the bench to score the winner at the weekend and hell fancy getting at a City defence without Vincent Kompany.Fernandinho - He ticks all the boxes in terms of doing the defensive work, making passes and even nicking the odd goal.Mohamed Elneny - Hes done well since coming in and like to get on the ball while getting in more advanced areas that Francis Coquelin. Take on Thommo Think you can pick a better side? Select your VI here. Not sure how to play Sky Sports Fantasy Six-a-Side? Read our game guide here. Also See: Play Fantasy Six-A-Side Mersons predictions Air Max 98 Jaune Bleu . -- Hunter Smith scored the winner with just 12 seconds remaining in the third period as the Oshawa Generals edged the host Sarnia Sting 5-4 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League action. Nike 98 Supreme Rouge . -- Patrick Reed got an early start in golf. . A forerunning sled crashed into the worker Thursday at the Sanki Sliding Center. The unidentified worker broke both legs and was airlifted to a nearby hospital. This was the day the bailiffs arrived for England. It wasnt that their performance on day three was especially poor. It was more that they were paying for debts incurred earlier in the game.From the moment they failed to take advantage of winning the toss, from the moment they failed to score 450 in their first innings, from the moment they lost four wickets in the opening session of the match, they have been up against it. The evening session of the third day was the time the pressure told and England snapped. It felt like the tipping point of the game; it may well prove to be the tipping point of the series.England looked dispirited long before their second innings began. Maybe it was the injury to Haseeb Hameed, who may well be out of the series, maybe it was the way the India tail wagged - at 204 for 6 England were thinking of a first-innings lead; at 400 for 8 that was a painful memory - or maybe it was the realisation that they had squandered a great opportunity in this match, but England looked disappointed before the end of Indias innings.It showed in the fielding first. Alastair Cook, his mind clouded, dropped a relatively straightforward chance at slip - something that is happening too frequently to be dismissed as an aberration - and Jonny Bairstow missed one going to his right. It meant England had dropped four chances in total in Indias first innings.Englands bowlers had, as usual, performed respectably. Perhaps James Anderson looked a little flat and perhaps Stuart Broad was missed more than anticipated, but conceding 400 on this surface was not unreasonable. It was probably a par first-innings total from India.It was only by contrast with Indias spinners that Englands paled. For while Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid are liable to offer a long hop or full toss every spell, R Ashwin, Jayant Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja are unlikely to offer one an innings. And while Moeen and Rashid are both capable of deliveries that turn sharply, they are less able to maintain and build pressure than their India counterparts.Taken in isolation, Ashwins wicket-taking deliveries look pretty innocuous. Take the ball that bowled Cook through the gate: it was 46 mph and turned fractionally. It was the sort of ball that, if bowled on the village green, might well have been heaved into the churchyard.But with Ashwin - and Indias other spinners - its not necessarily the delivery that does the damage. Its the spell.So in 30 overs of Englands second innings, Indias three spinners only conceded two boundaries. And in those 30 overs, 80% of their deliveries were dot balls and more than 50% of those from Ashwin and Jadeja would have hit the stumps. By contrast, 26% of Rashids would have done so. While only 1% of the deliveries sent down by Indias spinners went for boundaries, the figure was 4% for Englands.All this means the batsmen have no rrespite against India. Air Max 98 Supreme Noir. And it means that any turn at all - and Jadeja and Jayant actually gained less turn than in the first innings - becomes dangerous and the delivery that goes straight on can be just as lethal. Every ball counts. Every ball adds to the ordeal. Batting is exhausting.Its particularly exhausting when the match situation is so unpromising. So Cook, struggling throughout a torturous innings, had been lunging forward in an attempt to nullify the spin but finally left just enough of a gap between pad and bat for Ashwin to squeeze the ball through. A slight miscalculation, a slight misjudgement, a slight error: you cannot afford any of them against bowlers of such accuracy.Moeens dismissal looked especially horrid. Beaten in the flight, he was nowhere near the pitch of the ball when he skipped down the pitch in an attempt to lift Ashwin back over his head. Instead, the ball hit high up the bat and Moeen popped a simple catch to mid-on.Again, taken in isolation, it looked an unnecessary shot. But it was a reflection of the demanding spell Moeen had faced. It was a reflection of his lack of confidence in his own defence and a reflection of his unease at the crease. It was an unimpressive first effort at No. 3 - Moeen has now batted in every position up to and including No. 9 in Tests - but also reflection of some fine, disciplined bowling as much as it was poor batting.And, for all the talk of Stokes improvement against spin, the talk of him playing further forward and further back, he was punished here for failing to get far enough forward. It was a fine ball, certainly, but it was the stroke of a tired, disappointed man.Only Bairstow, who was brilliantly caught after edging one that kept low, could consider himself unfortunate. But even he might have left the delivery angled across him.It seems likely that Hameed will bat on day four. But it may well prove to be his last action of the tour. Judging by previous examples - Andersons injury in South Africa springs to mind - the secrecy surrounding Hameeds finger problem suggests that the England camp know full well it is serious. It seems odd that he has not had an X-ray already; it will be a surprise if England do not have a new opening partnership in Mumbai.All of which leaves England facing a monumental challenge. But, more than trying to find a way to combat the spin, they need to find a way to combat the impression that they have come up against a side that is too good for them. For the first time in several years - probably since the 2013-14 Ashes - that is how England looked for the last few hours here. They will have to dig deep, mentally as much as physically, if they are to salvage anything from this series. Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Wholesale Authentic Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys 2018 Jerseys Wholesale ' ' '