Tevez may be kicking his heels for some time yet
Manchester City made relatively light work of Blackburn and William Hill are offering 8/15 that they win the league. Their nearest rivals, Manchester United, are 13/8 to win the league. Hills are offering 8/13 for Manchester City to finish first with their rivals in second.
Carlos Tevez was nowhere to be seen as City lined up to face Blackburn and despite his apology, he may face a thankless task getting his old spot back seeing as Dzeko, Balotelli and Aguero all netted. William Hill are offering odds on when he will next don a City shirt and offer 11/4 that it is when they face Bolton on the 3rd March, 5/2 Swansea, 7/2 Chelsea, 5/1 Stoke and 11/2 Sunderland. He is 3/1 to take no part in any of these games. He is, however, 1/8 to play for City this season (9/2 not to).
"Tevez's apology has paved the way for a return to action, but he may have to wait a while as there are three strikers ahead of him bang in form," said Hill's spokesman Joe Crilly.
Premier League outright: 8/15 Manchester City; 13/8 Manchester United; 20/1 Spurs; 200/1 Chelsea; 250/1 Arsenal; 1000/1 Liverpool
Premier League top four finish: 1/300 Manchester City; 1/200 Manchester United; 1/14 Tottenham; 8/11 Chelsea; 13/8 Arsenal; 3/1 Liverpool; 12/1 Newcastle; 100/1 Sunderland; 125/1 BAR
Premier League relegation: 1/3 Wigan (9/4 to stay up); 4/6 Wolves (11/10); 8/11 Blackburn (1/1); 8/11 Bolton (1/1); 5/6 QPR (5/6); 14/1 BAR
Top London club: 1/8 Tottenham; 7/1 Chelsea; 10/1 Arsenal
Winner without Manchester: 1/8 Tottenham; 7/1 Chelsea; 10/1 Arsenal; 40/1 Liverpool
To finish bottom: 13/8 Wigan; 10/3 Wolves; 10/3 Bolton; 4/1 QPR; 4/1 Blackburn