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


Kazakhstan v Scotland

Home WinDrawAway Win
Key stats
  • Kazakhstan have conceded 89 goals in their last 40 qualification matches.
Expert verdict
Nearly 21 years have passed since the Tartan Army last followed Scotland to a major international tournament.However, there is a quiet confidence that the Scots can end that barren run. The Kazakhs are ranked 77 places below Scotland and have won only three of their last 40 major tournament qualifiers.



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