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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  • City scored in the opening half of 16 of their 19 home league games last term
Expert verdict
Manchester City beat Tottenham in three of their four meetings last term and an early season duel at the Etihad should see the Citizens uphold the form. Spurs supporters may feel they won 2018-19’s most crucial clash – the 1-0 first-leg victory at their new stadium that saw the Lilywhites advance into the Champions League semi-finals at the expense of Pep Guardiola’s men. But while Guardiola has yet to crack the code in Europe with City, his team have barely put a foot wrong domestically. Fast starts against Liverpool in the Community Shield and at West Ham suggest they will look to seize the early initiative.

 

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