Premier League on Betfair: Foxes and Spurs open up at the top following late wins

Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham are now the Premier League title favourites
Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham are now the Premier League title favourites

Arsenal's defeat at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon means we have new favourites to win the Premier League, and it's not the current leaders. Mike Norman has the details...

To Win the Premier League;

Tottenham - 3.39/4
Leicester - 3.412/5
Arsenal - 3.9
Man City - 7.26/1

*odds correct as of 18:30, 28 February

Arsenal's title chances took a huge blow on Sunday afternoon when they lost 3-2 at Old Trafford against an injury-hit Manchester United side.

The Gunners went into Sunday's game five points behind league leaders Leicester but were generally considered title favourites with a win against the Red Devils largely expected.

But two quick-fire goals from teenage striker Marcus Rashford put the home side in control before former United player Danny Welbeck brought Arsene Wenger's side back into it. But it was Louis van Gaal's men who scored the next goal through Ander Herrera, rendering Mesut Ozil's late strike no more than a consolation.

It was a different story for another North London side however as Tottenham came from a goal behind to beat Swansea 2-1 at White Hart Lane.

The Swnas took a surprise lead through Alberto Paloschi but two second half goals from Nacer Chadli and Danny Rose made it six league wins on the spin for Mauricio Pochettino's men, moving them to within two points of Leicester and three ahead of the Gunners.

Followng the weekend results featuring the title contenders Tottenham are now 3.39/4 favourites in the Premier League Winner market, just ahead of the Foxes - who recorded a last gasp win over Norwich - at 3.412/5, Arsenal at 3.9, and Manchester City at 7.26/1.

Chelsea's dramatically improved form continued with a 2-1 win over Southampton at St Mary's, their 10th consecutive league game under Gus Hiddink that they've avoided defeat.

The Blues are now just 11 points adrift of the top four places but with games fast running out a more realistic target is a Top 6 Finish, for which thy can be backed at 3.211/5.

In what is expected to be a very close finish for the Europpa League slots, Man Utd can be backed at 1.444/9 to finish in the top six, Liverpool at 2.35/4, Southampton at 3.211/5, and West Ham - who beat Sunderland 1-0 on Saturday - are trading at 3.711/4.

At the other end of the table Aston Villa look all but relegated and can be backed at just 1.021/50 to go down following their 2-1 loss at Stoke, while the Black Cats are also fancied to join them in the Championship next season, currently available to back at 1.4640/85, with Norwich at 1.674/6.

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