Tue, Jan 23, 10:30am by Staff Writer
Normal service resumed in the EPL this weekend as Manchester City bounced back from their first defeat of the season last week. Newcastle United had the misfortune to be on the receiving end of a Sergio Aguero hat trick to keep City 12 points clear at the top of league.
They remain on $1.02 as they charge towards the title ahead of their rivals. Barring a massive collapse, it is hard to see the trophy finishing up anywhere but the Etihad.
Anthony Martial scored the only goal in a tense game between Manchester United and Burnley. The red half of Manchester struggled to kill off the game as they continue to try and chase down City. The arrival of Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal could be the boost that they need, although it is City’s form that is more of a concern. United stand at $36.
Chelsea returned to winning ways after a run of five straight draws in 2018 to keep the pressure on second placed United. Eden Hazards fine performance and two goals ensured that they secured a 4-0 victory over Brighton. Their title hopes are distant at $76.
Elation turned to disappointment for Liverpool fans in the space of a week, as they went from beating Manchester City to losing to bottom of the league Swansea. Against City it appeared the loss of Phillipe Coutinho was just a minor inconvenience but against the struggling Welsh side, Liverpool lacked the spark he could have provided. The 1-0 loss has dented Liverpool’s faint hopes of the title as they stand at $61.
That result will give hope to Spurs who sit just two points behind Liverpool in 5th place. A draw with Southampton has left them off the pace in the race for the top four and well away from the title at $101. Harry Kane’s continued goal scoring form was not enough to get Spurs a much needed three points.
Arsenal answered some of their critics with a scintillating performance against Crystal Palace. They raced to a four-goal lead early in the first half. A feat they managed without Sanchez ahead of his move to United. A deal that has seen Henrikh Mkhitaryan move to the Emirates in hope of rekindling his own form and Arsenals who are priced at $226.
In the fight to avoid relegation, Swansea’s win over Liverpool helped them move from a $1.20 to $1.40. Although remain rock bottom of the league on goal difference and favourites for the drop.
West Brom secured a vital point away to Everton to keep their dreams of staying in the EPL alive. Despite leading for much of the game they couldn’t keep Everton out for the 90 minutes, meaning they stand at $2.10.
A disastrous run of results stretching back to mid-December has seen Huddersfield Town dragged into the relegation fight. A loss against fellow strugglers Stoke City this weekend saw them move to $1.91. Whilst Stoke boosted their survival hopes to $3.20.
Man City $1.02
Man Utd $36
West Brom $2.10
Crystal Palace $10
West Ham $14
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