Punters In Paradise After Late Derby Drama
Manchester United stole victory at the death in a dramatic Manchester derby and William Hill make them 4/7 to win the Premier League and are now betting on how many points they win the title by. United are now six points clear at the top and they are 2/1 to maintain a similar distance and win the league by between five and nine.
The late RVP goal left Britain's biggest bookmaker reeling after they offered the audacious Priority Price of Even money (from 2/9) for either Manchester side to win - a price that was snapped up by eager punters in just nine minutes.
"It was all looking rosy at 2-2 but van Persie's late goal has cost us a fair amount," said a glum William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. "Not only were Rooney and van Persie best backed to score but seeing as our Even money Priority Price lasted just nine minutes due to public demand, we were turned over on that front as well."
Mancini will undoubtedly be under pressure following City's last gasp defeat and he is 2/5 to have left the Etihad before his United counterpart, Sir Alex has left Old Trafford. Mancini is Even money to have left City by the start of next season.
Manchester City will be desperate to bounce back from their first defeat of the season with another unbeaten run and are 5/6 to remain undefeated for at least the next four matches.
Premier League winner: 4/7 Manchester United; 2/1 Manchester City; 12/1 Chelsea; 66/1 Arsenal; 100/1 BAR
Manchester United margin of Premier League victory: 11/8 not win title; 20/1 goal difference; 7/2 0-4 points; 2/1 5-9 points; 9/2 10-13 points; 16/1 14 points or more
Who will leave their job first: 2/5 Mancini; 7/4 Ferguson
Mancini gone by first day of next season: 1/1 yes; 8/11 no
Manchester City next defeat: 9/2 Newcastle (a); 14/1 Reading (h); 6/1 Sunderland (a); 7/2 Norwich (a); 5/6 remain unbeaten for the next four games