Premier League on Betfair: United serve up a 43/1 comeback win
Today's drama almost all came at Old Trafford where United came back from 2-0 down to potentially keep their manager in a job. Joe Dyer rounds up the betting headlines from today's Premier League action...
"Huddersfield are up to 18th on the back of the result, but David Wagner's side remain odds-on for the drop at [1.37]. Only [1.27] Cardiff are a shorter price with Burnley the next most likely team to drop out of the top-flight at [3.05]."
Has Jose saved his job?
Rumours of Jose Mourinho's imminent sacking dominated the headlines this morning and he must have anticipated getting his P45 when his Manchester United team were 2-0 down to Newcastle after 10 minutes of today's late kick-off.
The visitors held out United for an hour from that high point, only to concede three times in the last 20 minutes thanks to goals Juan Mata, Anthony Martial and Alexis Sanchez.
Newcastle had been backed as short as [1.16] in-play on the Betfair Exchange, and the final 3-2 scoreline hit [44.0].
Mourinho remains favourite to be the next Premier League manager out of a job at [1.84]. Benitez, whose team are 19th, is [5.1]
Red Cards dominate the 3pm KOs
The Premier League served up three red cards from just five 3pm kick-offs but only Bournemouth can say they truly made the most of playing against 10 man opposition. Everton squeezed a winning goal past Kaspar Schmeichel while Spurs huffed and puffed despite playing relegation threatened Cardiff at Wembley.
Eddie Howe's side were already two goals to the good when Christian Kabasele received a second yellow with just half an hour gone at vicarage Road. They made the most of their numerical advantage after that, however, scoring either side of the break to nail a 4-0 win that was backed at [44.0] on the Betfair Exchange.
The Cherries are in to fifth in the table on the back of the win and a handful of punters are sitting on Top Six wagers at [70.0] about them clinging on to that lofty placing.
Spurs fail to impress but secure another win
Spurs took an early lead against Cardiff, thanks to Eric Dier's penalty area strike but they were surprisingly unable to add to that tally even though Joe Ralls was sent off with more than 30 minutes remaining. Betfair Exchange punters had their fingers burned at heavy odds-on prices on the game delivering goals - over 1.5 was backed at just [1.05].
Although they've played a game more, Tottenham are a point behind Liverpool and Manchester City ahead of the pair's big match tomorrow, and Mauricio Pochettino's side are the fourth favourites for the title at [36.0].
Wolves march on
Roy Hodgson rescued Crystal Palace from a dreadful start and potential relegation last season but he may be feeling the pressure a little following two defeats in a week for a below-par return of seven points from their first eight fixtures.
Palace were beaten by Wolves today, going down to a second-half Matt Doherty strike, as Nuno Espirito Santo's side extended their unbeaten streak across all competitions to seven games.
The Midlands outfit, backed at [3.8] on the Exchange, are just a point behind Bournemouth and can be backed at [5.8] to end the season in the top six.
One point behind Wolves are Leicester and Everton following the Toffees' 2-1 win at Filbert Street where Wes Morgan was another one to receive his marching orders.
Nothing to separate Burnley and Huddersfield in relegation battle
Burnley have finally found form after a poor start and punters were confident they could win their third consecutive Premier League win once they were ahead at home to Huddersfield, backing Sean Dyche's men at [1.41].
But a Christopher Schindler header midway through the second-half pegged the home side back and they were unable to summon a response.
Huddersfield are up to 18th on the back of the result, but David Wagner's side remain odds-on for the drop at [1.37]. Only [1.27] Cardiff are a shorter price with Burnley the next most likely team to drop out of the top-flight at [3.05].