Tue, Nov 28, 9:57am by Staff Writer
Manchester City retained their eight-point lead at the top of the English Premier League with victory over Huddersfield Town. Their closest rival Manchester United stayed in touch with their own battling win against Brighton. With others around them dropping points, prices are shortening for the title to end up in Manchester at the end of the year.
Huddersfield almost produced a result to shock the city of Manchester. Having already beaten United at home this season, they went closer than any other side to halting City in their tracks. City were forced to come from behind to register a 2-1 victory, highlighting the sides battling qualities to go alongside their free-flowing attacking football that they have been producing. They shortened by a cent to $1.10 to win the EPL.
Manchester United scraped a 1-0 win over Brighton to keep the pressure on City. Socceroos goalkeeper, Mat Ryan frustrated United for the entire game. Only being beaten in the end by Ashley Young strike that was heavily deflected. Results like this avoided United last season at home as they were forced to settle for draws. They moved from $14 to $12.
A stalemate at Anfield between Liverpool and Chelsea did little to boost either sides title hopes. The 1-1 draw leaves Chelsea in 3rd in the ladder priced at $26 with Liverpool further off the pace down in 6th at $36. Both sides desperately needed three points to try and stay in touch with City.
Arsenal grabbed an injury time winner from the penalty spot to get past a resolute Burnley side. Alexis Sanchez’s goal moved them to 4th in the league 12 points behind City and priced at $61. Burnley will feel that deserved far more from the game after a great performance.
Spurs, meanwhile, failed to take advantage of both Chelsea and Liverpool dropping points, as they were held at home by struggling West Brom. Having sacked their manager last week, West Brom would not have held high hopes for a trip to Wembley. They, however, frustrated the home side who dropped to $26 to win a first Premiership title. Whilst West Brom strengthened their hopes of staying in the top flight priced at $2.88 to be relegated.
Swansea remain favourites to drop out of the league at $1.30 and could only manage a goalless draw at home to Bournemouth this weekend. Despite sitting bottom of the league, Crystal Palace stand at $2.10. A 2-1 win over Stoke, only their second victory of the season, has given them hope that they can climb out of the relegation zone.
West Ham’s draw with Leicester in the opening game of the weekend leaves them one point from safety. David Moyes has been given the task of retaining Premiership status for the Hammers but they are priced at $2.63 to be relegated. Huddersfield remain as contenders for the drop at $2.25 despite being five points from relegation and having recorded impressive performances against both of the top sides in the league.
Man City $1.10
Man Utd $12
Crystal Palace 2.10
West Ham 2.63
West Brom 2.88
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