Premier League on Betfair: Man City one point away from title after Villa romp

Edin Dzeko scored a brace against Aston Villa to inch Man City closer to their second Premier League title in two seasons
Edin Dzeko scored a brace against Aston Villa to inch Man City closer to their second Premier League title in two seasons

Manchester City tighten their grip on the title while it's joy for Sunderland and despair for Norwich at the bottom of the table. Mike Norman has tonight's In-Play odds details...

"Man City are available to back at just 1.041/25 to win the Premier League with just one game remaining, Liverpool - who must beat Newcastle and hope that City lose - can be backed at 22.021/1."


Manchester City require just a draw at home to West Ham on Sunday afternoon to clinch their second Premier League title in the space of three seasons after thrashing Aston Villa 4-0 tonight.

A comprehensive win wasn't always on the cards however for Manuel Pellegrini's men as it took them all of 64 minutes before breaching a resillient Villa defence (0-0 Half Time Score was matched at 5.59/2) thanks to Saturday's two-goal hero Edin Dzeko.

David Silva and Pablo Zabaleta were the architects with the latter sliding across a simple ball for the Bosnian striker to tap home, and just minutes later almost a replica move resulted in Samir Nasri's shot rebounding into the path of Dzeko to tap home his second of the night.

The City striker was matched at 5.59/2 in the First Goalscorer market and at 5.79/2 to score two goals or more.

With the home side now in complete control Yaya Toure produced five minutes of brilliance as he twisted and turned inside the Villa box before sliding the ball to Stevan Jovetic to smash a low shot into the bottom corner.

And right on the stroke of full time Toure burst out of his own half with the ball and powered his way past the Villa defence before finishing superbly to wrap up an emphatic 4-0 win.

City were matched at a high of 1.68/13 to win the game, while the 4-0 Correct Score was matched at 30.029/1. However, the biggest odds matched were on the Any Unquoted Correct Score (any side to score at least four) - that option being backed at a high of 65.064/1 as the minutes ticked down.

Man City are available to back at just 1.041/25 to win the Premier League with just one game remaining, Liverpool - who must beat Newcastle and hope that City lose - can be backed at 22.021/1.

In tonight's other game Sunderland completed the great escape by beating West Brom 2-0 at the Stadium of Light.

Matched at a low of just 1.051/20 a few weeks ago when cut adrift at the bottom of the table, the Black Cats then took seven points from away trips to Man City, Chelsea, and Manchester United, while also beating Cardiff on home soil.

And tonight's victory - matched at 2.3411/8 and the 2-0 Correct Score at 14.013/1 - means that they are now safe for another season with Norwich joining Fulham and Cardiff in being the clubs to be relegated.


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