Citizens cut to 25-1 for amazing title comeback

BETFRED and Paddy Power have paid out on Manchester United as Premier League champions but Manchester City showed no signs of raising the white flag during Sunday's 2-0 triumph at home to Chelsea, which dragged them to within 12 points of the leaders.

Goals from Yaya Toure and Carlos Tevez sealed the points for the Citizens who had Joe Hart to thank for a brilliant penalty save from Frank Lampard when the score was 0-0.

The Citizens famously overturned an eight-point lead in the last six games of last season and their success over the Blues resulted in a contraction of their price from 40-1 to 25-1.

United were eased to 1-28 from 1-50 and are 5-4 with bet365 to win the league by 12 to 18 points.

Before Sunday's game Chelsea were harbouring ambitions of finishing second but they may have to steel themselves for a battle to hold on to a Champions League place.

Just two points separate Chelsea from fifth-placed Arsenal and it would take a brave man to lump on Rafa Benitez's men at 1-5 for a top-four finish.

Newcastle capped off an excellent week with a 4-2 victory at home to Southampton which eased them six points clear of the drop zone.

The Magpies have been pushed out to 20-1 for the drop, while Saints, who dropped to 16th, have been cut to 9-2.

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Tottenham v Fulham

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  • Tottenham have conceded 20 goals in their last eight matches
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Fulham are back on the survival bike but they almost copped a flat against Norwich, who utterly outplayed them. Tottenham clearly have the firepower to puncture the Cottagers’ hopes though Tim Sherwood’s men haven’t kept a clean sheet in eight and have leaked 48 goals, so Fulham should at least find the net.

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