Hernandez to rescue for comeback kings
MANCHESTER UNITED remain in control of the title race after producing one of their trademark fightbacks to win 3-2 at Villa Park on Saturday.
Aston Villa led 2-0 with almost an hour gone but United sub Javier Hernandez turned the match on its head, scoring their first and third goals and forcing the second with a back post shot which deflected off Ron Vlaar and into the net.
United were backed in-running at 8-1 with bet365 and were hugely popular, costing Ladbrokes more than £500,000 on their in-running book.
The result lifted the Red Devils four points clear at the top of the league and their title odds have been cut from 5-4 to evens.
QPR owner Tony Fernandes has been steadfast in his support of manager Mark Hughes but his patience was stretched further after the Hoops lost 1-0 at Stoke.
Charlie Adam's second-half strike sealed a second victory of the season for the Potters and left QPR rock bottom and without a win from their first 11 games.
Hills responded by offering 10-1 about Hughes losing his job by the end of Sunday, and the 49-year-old was cut to 2-1 in Ladbrokes's next Premier League manager to go market.
QPR are 13-10 to go down while Reading are 8-13 after extending their winless run with a 0-0 draw at home to Norwich.
Southampton moved off the foot of the table after drawing 1-1 at home to Swansea but they are just 4-7 for the drop.
Everton were cut to 5-1 with Ladbrokes for a top-four finish after coming from behind to win 2-1 at home to Sunderland. Goals from Marouane Fellaini and Nikica Jelavic in the space of three second-half minutes cemented the Toffees' position in fourth and lifted them four points ahead of seventh-placed Arsenal, who drew 3-3 with Fulham at the Emirates Stadium.