Premier League on Betfair: Manchester United 3/1 for Champions League after Sunderland shocker

David de Gea's own goal gave Sunderland a vital win
David de Gea's own goal gave Sunderland a vital win

United were upset at Sunderland to drop off the pace in the top four race but the result saw the Black Cats secure a vital win in the relegation battle. Joe Dyer has all the latest Premier League odds after a good day of top-flight action...

"United trail fourth-placed neighbours, Manchester City, by six points having played one game more. Louis van Gaal's side have been backed at a low of 1.11/10 to finish in the leading quartet of teams but now face a tough battle to avoid missing out."

Manchester United are now 4.03/1 to finish in the top four after an unexpected defeat at Sunderland today.

The Black Cats went into the game as 5.49/2 underdogs but were never behind during the 2-1 victory though they had to wait until the 82nd minute before sealing the victory which came through a David de Gea own goal from a Lamine Kone header. Sunderland touched 9.89/1 to win the game in-play on the Betfair Exchange.

United trail fourth-placed neighbours, Manchester City, by six points having played one game more. Louis van Gaal's side have been backed at a low of 1.11/10 to finish in the leading quartet of teams but now face a tough battle to avoid missing out.

While United fans will be downhearted, the result is vital for the Sunderland faithful. Their side now sits just one point off safety, although they are odds-on at 1.454/9 to go down having traded at a low of 1.152/13.

It was not a good day for Sunderland's relegation rivals - Norwich somehow drew with West Ham, having led 2-0 midway through the second half. The Canaries, who are 1.715/7 for the drop, touched a low of 1.041/25 for the three points.

Down on the south coast Bournemouth lost again with Stoke snapping a poor streak thanks to a 3-1 win. Swansea came up against the Premier League's form team in Southampton with predictable consequences. Ronald Koeman's side came into the game on a run of four straight wins without conceding and they repeated the feat thanks to a 1-0 victory. Southampton were backed at a high of 4.57/2 to win to nil.

Few teams were a shorter price than 1.4740/85 Everton to win today but the Toffees were undone by a West Brom smash-and-grab. A Jonas Olsson opener in the first half was followed by a strong defensive effort to secure a much-needed three points for the Baggies.

Watford rise to eighth in the table after beating a flatlining Crystal Palace today.


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