Red Devils cut for title after slick Swans win

A SECOND 4-0 success of the season saw Manchester United cut to 11-4 to win a first Premier League title since 2013.

The Red Devils scored three goals in a blistering four-minute spell towards the end of the second half as they swept aside Swansea, much in the same manner as they did to West Ham a week ago.

Defender Eric Bailly opened the scoring for Jose Mourinho's visitors on the stroke of half-time, before Romelu Lukaku, Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial confirmed United's superiority after the break.

Lukaku's 80th-minute strike was his third of the league campaign and he is 5-2 favourite with Coral to win the Golden Boot and 11-2 with Betfair to be crowned PFA player of the year.

Southampton ended a run of six home games without a goal to consign West Ham to a second defeat of the new campaign.

The Hammers, who had record-signing Marko Arnautovic sent off for violent conduct midway through the first half, had fought back from two goals down courtesy of a brace from new striker Javier Hernandez but were denied a point by a last-minute Charlie Austin penalty.

A Dusan Tadic spot-kick and a Manolo Gabbiadini strike had earlier opened up a two-goal advantage for the Saints. Brighton are 11-10 for relegation after suffering a second defeat in succession at Leicester, who are evens for a top-half finish after their 2-0 success at the King Power Stadium.

Debutant Jese Rodriguez helped Stoke complete a 1-0 victory over Arsenal at the bet365 Stadium.

The Gunners were left to rue a number of missed chances and a marginal decision to rule out an Alexandre Lacazette strike for offside. Arsenal are 10-11 with Betfair to finish outside the top four.

Elsewhere Hal Robson-Kanu scored and saw red in West Brom's 1-0 victory at Burnley, Liverpool squeezed past Crystal Palace and Watford were 2-0 victors at Bournemouth with £11.5m Brazilian signing Richarlison opening his account for the Hornets.

Cardiff and Ipswich remain the only sides in the Sky Bet Championship with a perfect record after they gained victories over Wolves and Brentford respectively.

Neil Warnock's Cardiff are now 12-1 fourth-favourites for the second-tier title and 7-2 to gain promotion to the top-flight.

Pre-season favourites Middlesbrough slumped to a 2-1 defeat at Nottingham Forest. Bet365 reacted by pushing Boro out to 13-2 for the title.

Leeds shook off the absence of last season's top scorer Chris Wood to claim a second win of the season at Sunderland.Wood ruled himself out of the Stadium of Light clash and the New Zealand international is expected to complete a reported £15m move to Premier League Burnley in the coming days.

Wigan are one of four sides with a perfect three-from-three record in League One, while Exeter moved level on points with leaders Swindon at the top of League Two with victory over Lincoln.

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Getafe v Villarreal

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  • Villarreal have lost one of their last seven matches against Getafe
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Villarreal are recovering well from a slow start and can extend their unbeaten sequence to five by beating Getafe in the capital. The Yellow Submarines won 3-0 at Alaves in their last away game and should have too much quality for Getafe, who are pointless in home matches this season.

 

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