Manchester United Slashed In Betting For Premier League Top Four Finish, But Spurs Drift For Title Glory
Marcus Rashford's first-half goal at Wembley was enough to hand Manchester United all three points against Tottenham Hotspur in a match that will be remembered for David de Gea's sensational performance in goal for the Red Devils.
United's victory means that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer notched up a personal record of winning his first six matches in charge at Old Trafford, but today's victory for his side has had huge ramifications at the top of the table.
Solskjaer's side remain in sixth spot in the Premier League, but have now equalled Arsenal on 41 points for the season. They may still be six points behind Chelsea, who beat Newcastle United 2-1 yesterday, but United have closed the gap to Spurs to seven points and it has forced the bookmakers to slash United's odds for a top-four finish.
Around 7/2 shots at the start of the day, United are as short as 2/1 with some bookmakers to secure a Champions League spot by the end of the season, while Spurs were 1/10 to bag a top-four spot before a ball was kicked today, but are now 1/4 chances.
Mauricio Pochettino's side have lost two of their last three matches and their quest for the Premier League title maybe over as they drop nine points behind leaders Liverpool, who beat Brighton yesterday.
Following Spurs' defeat this evening at Wembley, the bookies have eased the north London club from 40/1 to 66/1 for the Premier League title, and it would now appear to be a two-horse race for the title with Liverpool and Manchester City set to battle it out for silverware.