Wigan man lands 'The Impossible Treble'
You would have thought that an Everton fan based in Wigan would be used to supporting the underdogs and his penchant for the plucky outsiders has earned him a share of William Hill's longest odds football treble.
The man, in his mid 40s, who wishes to remain anonymous placed £5.00 on Blackburn beating Manchester United, Aston Villa beating Chelsea and when Ji Dong-Won scored the 93rd minute winner for Sunderland against Manchester City landing a 1517/1 hat-trick of results worth £7590.
"To find three of the least predictable of the season and put them in a virtually impossible treble leaves us very relieved he was only prepared to risk a fiver on the outcome," said Hill's spokesman Joe Crilly.
"The Blackburn game saw the biggest winning Premier League odds we have ever offered, 22/1 for them to win at Old Trafford and by adding Sunderland and Villa to the mix, the lucky punter beat odds of 1517/1. It is a little surprising he didn't add Everton to win at West Brom, which would have boosted his winnings to nearly £20,000."
The winning selections:
£5 stake scooped £7590
Blackburn to beat Manchester United: 22/1
Aston Villa to beat Chelsea: 10/1
Sunderland to beat Manchester City: 5/1