The allocation of assists is often a major talking point and this article gives managers an insight as to certain points were or were not given.
Please note that assists awarded during live updates are provided by a feed – no assists are awarded by the feed for penalties, own goals, rebounds off the woodwork, goalkeeping parries/dropped crosses etc. Also, “double assists” are never awarded by the feed. Goals are subsequently reviewed by the Fantasy League Assist Panel and amended manually after all of the day’s matches have been completed.
Liverpool 1 Everton 1
Goal: Matthew Pennington
Liverpool increased their chances of a Champions League spot after beating rivals, Everton at Anfield on the weekend. Everton grabbed an equalizer when a left-wing corner was flicked on by Phil Jagielka, after which Ashley Williams and Dejan Lovren challenged for the ball, only for it to break loose for Pennington to score his first Premier League goal from close range. Although some sources awarded the assist to Williams, it was unanimously agreed by the Fantasy League Assists Committee that the final touch before the ball reached the goalscorer was from the trailing leg of Lovren, no assist was awarded.
Burnley 0 Tottenham 1
Goal: Eric Dier
Tottenham closed the gap on Chelsea to seven points as they beat a resilient Burnley side at Turf Moor.Tottenham broke the deadline when Dier pounced on a loose ball after a corner from Christian Eriksen was prodded into his path by Jeff Hendrick. Hence, no assist was awarded as a result.