Power pay out on Solskjaer to remain

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer passed the biggest test of his brief Manchester United coaching career as the Red Devils beat Tottenham 1-0 at Wembley, leading to Paddy Power paying out on him becoming the next permanent Old Trafford manager.

Marcus Rashford's breakaway goal on the stroke of half-time made it six wins on the spin for the interim boss, who in the process managed to defeat his principle market rival Mauricio Pochettino, who is out to 5-2 with Betway in the race for the United hotseat.

Betfred rate Solskjaer 2-1 to still be at the helm for the start of next season as the United cult hero continues to push the club up the table.

They are sixth, level on points with Arsenal, and 5-2 to finish in the Champions League qualification places.

Spurs are out to 1-4 for a top-four finish and will be cursing themselves - or at least United keeper David de Gea - after bombarding the visitors' goal in the second half without finding a way past the superb Spanish stopper.

Bet365 rate fifth place the most likely outcome for United, who are 11-4 to finish sixth.

Everton beat a Callum Wilson-less Bournemouth 2-0 at Goodison Park. Hills have cut Wilson, who was left out of the squad due to injury, a 7-4 shot from 6-1 to sign for Chelsea in the January transfer window.

Match in Focus

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Man City v Tottenham

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Key stats
  • Man City have lost only once at home in the Premier League this season.
Expert verdict
Following their Champions League humdinger, Manchester City and Tottenham reconvene in the Premier League and the game is unlikely to be anywhere near as pulsating. With City not needing to press for early goals, they can play their usual free-flowing game and make it seven wins in nine matches against top-six opposition this season. Only one of those eight meetings so far have featured over 4.5 goals and punters should expect a narrow win for Pep Guardiola's side.

 

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