175-1 United delay Citizens’ celebrations

MANCHESTER CITY traded at 1-100 in-play to earn the win they needed to seal the Premier League title but the champagne remained on ice after an amazing Manchester United fightback.

Jose Mourinho's men trailed 2-0 at half-time after a one-sided first 45 minutes featuring goals for City skipper Vincent Kompany and Ilkay Gundogan.

United could be backed at in-play odds of 175-1 for victory before Paul Pogba's quickfire double and a Chris Smalling strike put them 3-2 up.

United backers rode their luck in a frantic finale in which City were denied penalty, hit the post, and saw David de Gea save brilliantly from a Sergio Aguero header.

The 3-2 correct score had been a 40-1 chance before kick-off.City don't have much time to dwell on the derby drama and they are 5-1 to overhaul a 3-0 deficit against Liverpool in the second leg of in their Champions League quarter-final tie on Tuesday.

Newcastle moved into tenth place in the table - ten points clear of the relegation zone - thanks to a 2-1 win at Leicester but the teams just above the bottom three had to settle for draws away from home.

Crystal Palace led twice in their 2-2 draw at Bournemouth while there were 1-1 draws for Swansea at bottom club West Brom and Huddersfield at Brighton.

Christian Eriksen's brace gave Tottenham a 2-1 victory at Stoke and Burnley won by the same margin at Watford, meaning a full house for backers of both teams to score in the Premier League 3pm kick-offs.

There were no such thrills in the early game at Goodison Park, however, as Everton and Liverpool shared a dour goalless draw. No goalscorer had been a 12-1 chance in the Merseyside derby.

Fulham moved to within two points of second-placed Cardiff after a 1-0 win at Sheffield Wednesday in the Sky Bet Championship but Aston Villa suffered a 3-1 defeat at Norwich.  

Match in Focus


Sampdoria v Sassuolo

Home WinDrawAway Win
Key stats
  • Sassuolo are unbeaten in their last three against Sampdoria
Expert verdict
Sampdoria have the best defensive record this season in Italy, conceding just four goals in all competitions but they may struggle to beat a decent Sassuolo side. Samp's top scorer Gregoire Defrel will no doubt be eager to notch against his former club, although Sassuolo's only defeats this season have come at Juventus and Napoli and at home to Milan.



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