Tottenham were defeated for the fourth time in six Premier League home matches while Arsenal went down in the south Wales rain on a bad day for favourite backers in the Premier League...
"Spurs were backed at 6.25/1 on Betfair to get the better of the faltering Londoners, themselves backed at 1.664/6. Tottenham trade at 10.09/1 for a Top Four Finish."
Spurs' terrible home form continued with a fourth Premier League defeat in just six matches at White Hart Lane under Mauricio Pochettino.
It was just a second away win in the top-flight for Mark Hughes' Stoke who were backed at 6.25/1 on Betfair to get the better of the faltering Londoners, themselves backed at 1.664/6. Tottenham trade at 10.09/1 for a Top Four Finish.
Arsenal famously threw away a 3-0 lead against Anderlecht in midweek and they were at it again today, losing 2-1 having held the lead at Swansea. Arsene Wenger's team had touched 1.21/5 in the Match Odds while the home side were backed as high as 44.043/1.
Alexis Sanchez - an 8.88/1 First Goalscorer winner - had put the north London side ahead but saw Gylfi Siggurdson curl in a delightful free-kick before Bafetimbi Gomis headed in his first Premier League goal with just 12 minutes remaining. The 2-1 final score was backed at 100.099/1
While Tottenham struggle and Arsenal stumble, Newcastle soar.
They were 3.613/5 outsiders ahead of their match away to West Brom but saw Ayoze Perez score for the third game in succession to put them in the lead at The Hawthorns on the stroke of halftime.
Captain Fabricio Coloccini doubled the advantage after the break to seal a win that takes Alan Pardew's side to seventh in the table following four straight Premier League victories.
Like Spurs, Everton have struggled after Europa League games and they could only share the points away to Sunderland.