There were two games for Premier League fans to savour this afternoon as QPR travelled to Manchester City and Chelsea hosted Liverpool. Luke Moore rounds up the betting action...
"In truth, it was men against boys at the Etihad, with Rangers utterly unable to deal with the pace, movement and quality of Man City going forward."
The inevitable was confirmed for Queens Park Rangers this afternoon and they sunk back into the Championship after just one season in the top flight, thanks in large part to a heavy 6-0 defeat at Manchester City.
In truth, it was men against boys at the Etihad, with Rangers utterly unable to deal with the pace, movement and quality of Man City going forward. Sergio Aguero and David Silva were happy to play tormentors-in-chief - the former scoring a great hat-trick and the latter contributing with two of his own. James Milner added the other goal and there could be no complaints from Chris Ramsey and his management team as City were simply far too good on the day.
The 6-0 correct score was matched at a big 90.089/1 on Betfair's Exchange, and Aguero traded as high as 4.3100/30 in the First Goalscorer market. He duly obliged and the ball was set rolling towards a big win for the hosts.
In the later kick-off, Chelsea and Liverpool met at Stamford Bridge and took a point each after a 1-1 draw. John Terry opened the scoring with a goal that was matched at 30.029/1 in the First Goalscorer market, but it was cancelled out by Steven Gerrard and neither team was able to kick on and clinch the win.
The result was least helpful for the Reds, who are now out to a massive 200.0199/1 to make the top four and are looking highly unlikely to obtain Champions League football next season, barring a miracle of mathematics.