We knew Manchester City were good at home, but we didn't think they were this good! Spurs were humbled by the Premier League favourites in the early kick-off while 1.081/12 United were denied by a late Cardiff goal in the 4pm fixture...
"Punters have piled in to City following the heavy win and Maneul Pellegrini's men can currently be backed at 3.02/1 to win the title. Spurs, themselves backed at single figures during a good early season run, are out to 80.079/1."
Manchester City underlined their position as Premier League favourites with a 6-0 destruction of Tottenham Hotspur today.
In an embarrassing humiliation for the Londoners, City were ahead within 13 seconds. A dreadful clearance by Hugo Lloris created defensive mayhem, and though the French keeper saved well from Sergio Aguero, summer signing Jesus Navas was on hand to score the opener.
Allowing the league's strongest home side an early lead is never advisable but Spurs continued to shoot themselves in the foot throughout, going missing in all departments, and a halftime scoreline of 3-0 - backed at 36.035/1 on Betfair - told its own story.
Few expected the second-half to be a repeat, however, and the final score of 6-0 was backed at 400.0399/1. Navas was on the mark twice, as was Aguero with Alvaro Negredo and a Sandro own-goal making up the total.
Punters have piled in to City following the heavy win and Maneul Pellegrini's men can currently be backed at 3.02/1 to win the title. Spurs, themselves backed at single figures during a good early season run, are out to 80.079/1.
City's neighbours, Manchester United, were slowly creeping into the title battle but their hopes took a big hit today following a 2-2 draw at Cardiff.
Wayne Rooney has been United's star man throughout the early season and he again played a huge role, scoring the opener and crossing for the his team's second following Frazier Campbell's equaliser, though Cardiff fans will argue he shouldn't have been on the pitch following an ugly challenge early on.
It looked as though Patrice Evra's header was going to be decisive but the unlikely figure of Kim Bo-Kyung popped up on 90 minutes to head home from a free-kick. Cue pandemonium in the stands and on Betfair where United had traded at 1.081/12 to win, and the draw backed at 13.5.