Premier League on Betfair: Reds surrender 0-3 lead and title chances in 999-1 draw

Palace's unlikely hero - Dwight Gayle

Liverpool trade at 1.011/100 when leading Crystal Palace 3-0 but somehow concede three times to throw away title hopes. Joe Dyer reports on one of the great Premier League upsets

"The calamitous result saw carnage on Betfair's exchange - the draw was backed at the ceiling price of 1000.0 with customers piling in to Liverpool at the shortest price of 1.011/100."

Liverpool's title hopes took a huge dent as they blew a 0-3 lead away to Crystal Palace on Monday night.

The calamitous result saw carnage on Betfair's exchange - the draw was backed at the ceiling price of 1000.0 with customers piling in to Liverpool at the shortest price of 1.011/100

From a low of 1.182/11 Liverpool are now out to 12.011/1 in the Premier League winner market. Rivals Manchester City are just 1.091/11

Needing a win first and foremost, but a huge one to claw back their goal difference deficit to Manchester City, the Reds took the lead approaching the midway point of the first half when Joe Allen lost his marker to head home at the far post.

The Liverpool midfielder was matched at 30.029/1 to score the first goal of the game, while the 0-1 Half Time Score was matched at 4.84/1.

Rodgers' men clearly went for goals in the second half and they scored two in quick succession through Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez. The Reds held that three goal advantage until 11 minutes from time when Palace broke through and two minutes later they'd added another.

Dwight Gayle hit the second of those goals  and the summer signing from Peterborough was also responsible for the third - an unlikely scorer on a crazy night in south London when Liverpool's Premier League dream finally ended. 

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