Wednesday 20 September 2017

Andy Murray beat his brother Jamie at fantasy football thanks to one in-form player

One world-class sportsman helping out another.

By Max McLean

Every man and his dog appears to be playing fantasy football these days, and the best tennis player in the world and his brother are no different.

Andy Murray posted on Instagram that he had bested his brother Jamie in their mini league, boasting a lovely trophy (although a little smaller than he’s used to).

And who was behind Muzza’s success? One striker in particular, actually…

He wrote: “Our fantasy football league came down to the last day of the season between me a d Bro! Thanks to @harrykane for helping me pip my big Bro @jamie__murray at the finish.. #pip #braggingrights”

Tottenham striker Harry Kane has been in sublime form of late, notching seven Premier League goals in his last two games to win his second consecutive golden boot in the process.

And his hat-trick against Hull on the final day of the league season meant fantasy football managers such as Murray were rewarded.

Just the 29 goals for the England forward. Bit of a three-season wonder, really.

And that’s not all – Kane probably doesn’t have time to get back to everyone who thanked him for the valuable fantasy football points, but he did make time for Murray.

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If he were in a fantasy tennis league, we’re sure Kane would return the favour by picking Murray.

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