Tue, Oct 24, 9:55am by Staff Writer
Socceroo Aaron Mooy guided his Huddersfield Town side to a shock win over Manchester United. Ending United’s unbeaten start to the season in the process.
Two crucial mistakes from United were punished by the Huddersfield as they beat the visitors for the first time in 65 years. United lost central defender Phil Jones to injury early in the game and his replacement Victor Lindelof was at fault for one of the goals.
Although this is United’s first loss of the year, they now sit five points behind league leaders Manchester City. After this weekend’s result they have moved from $4.20 to $12 to win the title. Being overtaken in the process by Tottenham Hotspur who joined them in 2nd place level on points.
Spurs proved beyond doubt that they have settled in their temporary Wembley home as they cruised past Liverpool, 4-1. In the opening stages of the season Wembley was not a happy hunting ground for Spurs but they easily brushed aside a Liverpool side struggling for consistency in defensive standards.
That result has seen Spurs move to $10 from $14 to keep up the pressure on Manchester City. Whilst Liverpool for all their defensive frailties shifted from $36 to $31. Dejan Lovren continues to be a liability in the Liverpool back four, something they need to remedy if they are going to mount a serious challenge on the EPL title.
Arsenal effectively ended Ronald Koeman’s time in charge of Everton with a 5-2 thrashing at Goodison Park. Wayne Rooney had opened the scoring for the home side to give them some belief, but they soon fell apart. With Arsenal dominating the proceedings afterwards to silence the Everton faithful.
With the win Arsenal moved up to $31 with Everton now languishing in the relegation zone they remained at $501.
Chelsea stayed at $17 as they came from behind to beat Watford 4-2 at home. They left it late but showed some impressive battling qualities as fought all the way to the end. The win leapfrogged them over Watford into 4th on the ladder. They are, however, still nine points behind front runners Manchester City.
City continued their goal fest as they put three past a resolute Burnley side. They had arrived to take on City on the back of an impressive away record this season, with wins over Everton and Chelsea as well as draws with Liverpool and Spurs. They could not stop City’s relentless march forward though.
Their odds once again shortened as they moved from $1.36 to $1.17. It is slowly turning into a one-horse race but the EPL is a long difficult season, especially when fighting in all front’s as City are in Europe and the Cup competitions.
EPL Winner – Sportsbet
Man City $1.17
Man Utd $12
Crystal Palace $501
West Ham $501
West Brom $501
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