Manchester City Are Football’s Annie Power...

Manchester City’s failure to beat Burnley was a bright light on a pretty dark day for the bookmakers still after nine of the ten best backed sides on Saturday all won before the late kick off.


“It was a pretty tough day for us bookmakers after only Bristol City let down punters and going into the Burnley game, Manchester City were being backed as if they could not fail to win,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. “Pellegrini’s side have been the footballing equivalent of Annie Power today!”


Manchester City are out to 12/1 (from 6/1) to win the Premier League after their defeat with Chelsea an all but nailed on 1/20. Arsenal are in to 25/1.


Manuel Pellegrini has been slashed to 1/5 to not be Manchester City manager on the first day of next season after the result. He is 10/3 to still be there.


Manuel Pellegrini to be manager of Manchester City on the first day of next season: 1/5 no; 10/3 yes


Premier League winner: 1/20 Chelsea; 12/1 Manchester City; Arsenal; 25/1 Arsenal; 100/1 Manchester United; 125/1 Liverpool; 500/1 BAR


Premier League top four: 1/10 Arsenal; 10/11 Manchester United; 1/1 Liverpool; 9/2 Tottenham; 6/1 BAR


Premier League relegation: 2/7 Burnley; 1/3 QPR; 4/11 Leicester; 2/1 Aston Villa; 10/3 Hull; 7/2 Sunderland; 16/1 BAR