Manchester United fell further off the Premier League pace when losing 3-1 at Vicarage Road today as Walter Mazzari's Hornets landed a massive-priced win. Joe Dyer reports...
"Troy Deeney smashed a late penalty home to complete a win that was backed at 13.5 and a correct score that touched 170.0169/1 in-play on Betfair."
Watford inflict another defeat on United
A bad week for Manchester United ended with a second defeat when Watford beat Jose Mourinho's side 3-1 this afternoon.
The 13-time Premier League title winners, 1-0 losers in the Europa League on Thursday and beaten 2-1 in last weekend's Manchester derby, are six points off leaders City and trading at a massive 16.015/1 to finish top of the pile in 2016-17.
United were never ahead in the early Premier League fixture, but Marcus Rashford managed to level it up midway through the second-half after Etienne Capoue had opened the scoring with his fourth goal of the Premier League campaign.
But though the Betfair markets pointed to United scoring the decisive goal it was the Hornets who went ahead when substitue Juan Zaniga scored less than a minute after coming on. United's misery was complete when Zuniga was fouled by Marouanne Fellaini to gift the home side a spot kick. Troy Deeney smashed that home to complete a win that was backed at 13.5 and a correct score that touched 170.0169/1 in-play on Betfair.
Hughes even money favourite in Next Manager to Leave betting
Stoke remain rooted to the bottom of the Premier League after giving up four goals for the third time in the top-flight this season.
A trip to Crystal Palace potentially offered a little respite after games against Spurs, Everton and Manchester City for Mark Hughes' side.
But the Potters were two goals down within 12 minutes of the game starting after central defenders James Tomkins and Scott Dan both scored. Palace had doubled that advantage by the 75th minute and Marko Arnautovic's consolation came with just seconds left on the clock.
Hughes heads up the betting on our next manager to leave market at even money. Mourinho can be backed at 20/1.
In the day's other 14:15 kick-off, Southampton won their first Premier League game of the season when beating Swansea by a solitary goal scored by Charlie Austin.
Spurs into top four after defeating Sunderland
Tottenham racked up an incredible 30 shots at home to Sunderland but could only score with one of them. Thankfully for the north London side they were able to record a clean sheet and rise up to third on the back of the 1-0 victory.
They may pay a toll for their exertions, however, with Mousa Dembele, Harry Kane and Eric Dier all leaving the pitch with injuries.
Tottenham are the 21.020/1 sixth favourites to win the league.