Liverpool underlined their title credentials with an impressive dismissal of West Ham but watched City match their three points just a little later. Joe Dyer has all the betting headlines from that match and more...
"So gentle was their stroll and so consistent was their scoring that Liverpool, fielding goalkeeper Alisson and miffielder Naby Keita of their summer signings, only crept up to 6.05/1 in-play on the Betfair Exchange giving West Ham a three goal start and the 4-0 scoreline touched just 17.016/1."
Liverpool's transfer largesse this summer has made the Anfield outfit one of the hottest bets of the preseason and they were straight into their stride with a 4-0 destruction of sorry West Ham today.
Salah scores again
Last season's Golden Boot winner Mo Salah - 5.14/1 to win the prize again this year - set them on their way in the 18th minute before Sadio Mane added a third and second either side of the break. Substitute Daniel Sturridge added a fourth late on, just seconds after coming on.
So gentle was their stroll and so consistent was their scoring that Liverpool, fielding goalkeeper Alisson and midfielder Naby Keita of their summer signings, only crept up to 6.05/1 in-play on the Betfair Exchange giving West Ham a three goal start and the 4-0 scoreline touched just 17.016/1.
Liverpool are now just 4.67/2 to win their first league title in 28 years.
City untroubled by Arsenal trip
But title favourites Manchester City delivered the perfect riposte in the late Premier League kick-off, defeating Arsenal 2-0 at The Emirates to start the defence of their crown.
Raheem Sterling didn't enjoy a fruitful World Cup in front of goal but he picked up where he left off in the top flight by scoring City's opener after just 14 minutes during a rampant spell from the visiting side.
City were at their electric best during that opening spell but struggled to match it thereafter and it wasn't until the 64th minute that they doubled their advantage through Bernardo Silva.
Pep Guardiola's side are 1.674/6 to win back-to-back titles. Arsenal are out to 40.039/1.
No goals for Saints or Burnley
The day's other early kick-off saw Southampton and Burnley draw 0-0.
Title Winner Odds
Man Utd 16.5