Premier League on Betfair: Baggie go odds-against for the drop after big win

Alan Pardew has won a Premier League game with the Baggies!
Alan Pardew has won a Premier League game with the Baggies!
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It was a big day at the bottom of the league with vital games for teams fearing the drop - and the major movers were West Bromwich Albion

"The upshot of the day's results is that West Brom are now [2.28] to go down. Swansea are the favourites in the market at [1.28] with Huddersfield and Brighton shortening to [2.74] and [2.8] with Stoke City [3.0]. Newcastle are [3.7] while Bournemouth can be backed at [4.0]. Longer shots include Southampton [6.4], Crystal Palace [12.0], Watford [13.0] and West Ham [14.0]."

It's taken nine games but West Bromwich Albion have finally won a Premier League fixture under Alan Pardew.

Goals at the beginning of either half, first through Jonny Evans and then via Craig Dawson, were enough to see off Brighton's challenge as Albion pulled off a win that brought them to within a point of 18th-placed Stoke.

And on a day that also saw wins for relegation rivals West Ham and Crystal Palace and draws in the games at St James' Park and Vicarage Road, those three points could be invaluable come the end of the season.

Hammers pounding out a strong Premier League rhythm

West Ham were the day's big winners, putting four past Huddersfield as David Moyes' men took a giant stride away from the drop. The game was locked at 1-1 following the first 45 minutes but the London side ran away with it in the second-half - Marko Arnautovic scored seconds after the restart and Manuel Lanzini struck a brace.

And in another clash between two teams on terrible runs and fearing for their Premier League lives, a double from James Ward Prowse looked like being enough for Saints to inflict an eighth defeat in 10 top-flight games.

But a very late and controversial Abdoulaye Doucoure goal landed a point for the Hornets as in-play punters took a hit on a Southampton win - the south coast side backed at [1.1].

Stalemates at SJP and Stamford Bridge

There was another draw between struggling outfits at St James' Park where Swansea and Newcastle battled to a 1-1 stalemate.

And the third draw of the 3pm kick-offs came, surprisingly, at Stamford Bridge where Chelsea and Leicester were unable to find the back of the net. The 0-0 scoreline was backed at [25.0].

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The upshot of the day's results is that West Brom are now [2.28] to go down. Swansea are the favourites in the market at [1.28] with Huddersfield and Brighton shortening to [2.74] and [2.8] with Stoke City [3.0]. Newcastle are [3.7] while Bournemouth can be backed at [4.0]. Longer shots include Southampton [6.4], Crystal Palace [12.0], Watford [13.0] and West Ham [14.0].

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