Tue, Nov 7, 10:10am by Staff Writer
Heading into the international break, Manchester City have opened up an eight-point margin at the top of the English Premier League. They remain unbeaten in the 11 matches and are producing some incredible football under manager Pep Guardiola.
Arsenal were the latest side to try and compete with City’s free flowing football but could do little to hold them back. As City ran out 3-1 winners at the Etihad courtesy of goals from De Bruyne, Aguero and Jesus. The victory seeing them shorten to $1.10 from $1.17 to win the title.
It was not the result, rather the manner of defeat that appears to have gotten under the skin of Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger. He was left frustrated with the officiating as City benefitted from a soft penalty decision with the game at 1-1, then the third goal was marred by two City players in offside positions. The goal being allowed to stand though as Arsenal dropped virtually out of contention to $101.
City’s closest rivals on the table also happen to be geographically so as well. Manchester United slipped off the pace as they lost to Chelsea. A mix up in defence left Alvaro Morata free to head the winner. Meaning United drop to $15 from $7, although there is still plenty of games to go in the season.
Despite the impressive victory for Chelsea, they also moved to $19 from $17. They are struggling for consistency this season as they look to retain their title.
Fresh from their amazing victory over Real Madrid in the Champions League, Spurs welcomed the EPL’s bottom placed side, Crystal Palace. Although fatigue could well have been the issue, Spurs struggled to convincingly get past Palace. Although they did edge it with a 1-0 win to move them level on points with Manchester United in 2nd place and to $14.
Liverpool inflicted a crushing 4-1 defeat to West Ham United which has sealed the fate of West Ham boss Slavin Bilic. The club have since sacked him and will be looking for a replacement. The result boosted Liverpool, however, as they moved from $67 to $47 as they look to win a first ever Premiership.
EPL Winner – Sportsbet
Man City $1.10
Man Utd $15
Crystal Palace $501
West Ham $501
West Brom $501
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