Premier League on Betfair: Arsenal and Spurs on top of the betting after north London double

Can Arsene Wenger lead the Gunners to a first title since 2003-04?
Can Arsene Wenger lead the Gunners to a first title since 2003-04?

It was a genuine Super Sunday in the Premier League with the top four playing each other and when it was all over Arsenal were the punters' choice to win the title...

"Though Leicester head the table by two points it's Spurs who follow Arsenal in the betting at 3.8514/5. The Foxes are 4.3100/30. City, six points off the leaders and four behind Arsenal and Tottenham, are 8.615/2."

Betfair customers make Arsenal the new 2.6413/8 title favourites after a thrilling day of Premier League action.

Arsene Wenger's side scored a last-minute winner to defeat 2-1 Leicester at The Emirates and then saw north London rivals, Tottenham, repeat that scoreline away to Manchester City to leapfrog them on goal difference. Both teams are on 51 points in the table.

Though Leicester head the table by two points it's Spurs who follow Arsenal in the betting at 3.8514/5. The Foxes are 4.3100/30. City, six points off the leaders and four behind third-placed Arsenal and Tottenham, are 8.615/2.

In the day's other game, Liverpool put a particularly painful nail in Aston Villa's survival bid with a 6-0 away win.

The day began at The Emirates with Leicester aiming to do to Arsenal what they did to Manchester City the week before.

And for nearly an hour it looked like the Foxes would enjoy another successful away day in a season that has brought eight victories on the road.

After riding an early storm from Arsenal a competitive and combative Leicester side were a match for the home team. And, when Jamie Vardy smashed home the opener from a disputed penalty on the cusp of halftime, Claudio Ranieri's side were looking at an eight point lead over Arsenal.

But a second yellow for Danny Simpson on 54 minutes gave Arsenal a route back into the game. They returned the fixture to parity in the 70th minute when substitute Theo Walcott scored. The pressure was all on the visitors but they looked to have got through it until, with just seconds left on the clock defender Martin Wasilewski gave away an idiotic foul on the edge of the box. One Danny Welbeck header later and the Foxes were beaten.

Arsenal were backed at an in-play high of 34.033/1 while the draw touched a low of 1.031/33. Spare a thought, too, for the backers of Over 2.5 Goals who took the basement price of 1.011/100 before Welbeck's intervention.

Spurs scored late on to seal their win - birthday boy Christian Eriksen slotting home in the 83rd minute - to reward in-play Tottenham backers at 11.010/1.

The visitors took the lead via a soft penalty award from Mark Clattenburg who awarded handball as Raheem Sterling turned to block a Danny Rose delivery. City levelled up midway through the second half to set up a nervous end.

And it was Tottenham, now unbeaten in 12 away league games, who came through to ensure another twist in an exciting title race.

There was entertainment of sorts in the day's middle fixture with Liverpool battering Aston Villa - a final score that was backed at 640.0639/1 on Betfair.

Six different players scored for the visitors, including Daniel Sturridge on his first league start for four months, in the win which take Liverpool to eighth in the table.

Remi Garde's team put in an embarrassing display and now trade at just 1.041/25 to start next season in The Championship.

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