City steal title march
Manchester City took a vital win in the battle to land the Premier League and William Hill now make the blue half of Manchester 4/9 to be celebrating come the end of the season. Manchester United are 13/8. Despite the defeat, Hills make Ferguson 8/15 to outlast Mancini (11/8 not to). City now lead on goal difference and they are 8/15 to win the title in that way (United are 14/1 to do so).
"Manchester City have now stolen a march on their rivals with the finishing post firmly in sight, but a tricky fixture at Newcastle could well see their title ambitions tempered," said Hill's spokesman Joe Crilly.
A fantastic night of football was highlighted by the fact that Hills took well over a million pounds on the night and over 40,000 bets on the 90 minutes market alone. Over 20,000 bets were staked online in-running.
"Phew, our compilers deserve a rest after that," said Hill's spokesman Joe Crilly. "We were expecting a busy one but that far exceeded anyone's expectations."
Premier League outright: 4/9 City; 13/8 Utd
Win the title on goal difference: 8/15 City; 14/1 United
Who will leave first: 8/15 Mancini; 11/8 Ferguson