Premier League on Betfair: 1.01 United throw it away on Fergie's final farewell

20May 2013

England - Premier League


There were goals aplenty on the final day of the Premier League season with some huge odds being matched at the Hawthorns. Mike Norman details all the In-Play  activity...


Sir Alex Ferguson brought the curtain down on his Manchester United career by witnessing a crazy 5-5 draw at the Hawthorns this afternoon.


United twice held three-goal leads at 0-3 and 2-5 and over £270k was matched at Betfair's minimum odds of 1.01 about an away victury. But three late goals by the Baggies resulted in In-Play mayhem on the exchange, with the Draw being matched at 510.0 and the Over 8.5 Goals option (no Over 9.5 Goals market available) being matched at the maximum price of 1000.0.


Manchester United - with David Moyes at the helm next season of course - are 3.25 favourites to retain the 2013/14 Premier League title, just ahead of Manchester City (3.35) and Chelsea (3.5).


In today's crucial fixtures both Arsenal and Tottenham beat Newcastle and Sunderland respectively by a single goal meaning the Gunners will play Champions League  football next season virtue of finishing fourth in the table. Tottenham will play Europa League football for the second successive year.


Laurent Koscielny - matched at 50.0 in the First Goalscorer market - was the hero for Arsene Wenger's men, while Gareth Bale (5.4 FGS) netted the Spurs winner. Arsenal were matched at a high of 2.0 and Tottenham at 4.0 In-Play to win their games.


The Gunners were never matched at higher than 3.6 during the season to record a Top Four Finish.


Elsewhere on the final day of the Premier League season Manchester City suffered a surprising loss at home to Norwich. The Canaries hit a high of 16.0 to win the game with the 2-3 Correct Score being matched at 140.0.


Fulham also recorded a surprise victory, the 0-3 scoreline in which they beat Swansea at the Liberty Stadium was also matched at 140.0.


There were also wins for Chelsea, Liverpool and West Ham on a goal-filled day, while the Southampton v Stoke, and Wigan v Aston Villa games ended all square.


Full details of all today's In-Play prices matched are listed below.



Chelsea 2 Everton 1

Chelsea Win - 3.35

Juan Mata First Goalscorer - 11.0

2-1 Correct Score - 9.6


Liverpool 1 QPR 0

Liverpool Win - 1.34

Phillippe Coutinho First Goalscorer - 8.2

1-0 Correct Score - 16.5


Manchester City 2 Norwich 3

Norwich Win - 16.0

Anthony Pilkington First Goalscorer - 25.0

2-3 Correct Score - 140.0


Newcastle 0 Arsenal 1

Arsenal Win - 2.0

Laurent Koscielny First Goalscorer - 50.0

0-1 Correct Score - 12.0


Southampton 1 Stoke 1

The Draw - 5.0

Peter Crouch First Goalscorer - 11.5

1-1 Correct Score - 9.2


Swansea 0 Fulham 3

Fulham Win - 6.0

0-3 Correct Score - 140.0


Tottenham 1 Sunderland 0

Tottenham Win - 4.0

Gareth Bale First Goalscorer - 5.4

Sending Off - 6.4

1-0 Correct Score - 11.0


West Brom 5 Manchester United 5

The Draw - 510.0 (£270k matched on Man Utd win at 1.01)

Shinji Kagawa First Goalscorer - 13.0

Over 8.5 Goals - 1000.0 (£3 matched), generally 130.0 (no over 9.5 goals market)


West Ham 4 Reading 2

West Ham Win - 1.75

Kevin Nolan First Goalscorer - 12.0

Hat-trcik Scored - 22.0

4-2 Correct Score - 50.0


Wigan 2 Aston Villa 2

The Draw - 5.0

Darrent Bent First Goalscorer - 9.0

2-2 Correct Score - 16.0



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Keywords: Premier League, Betfair, Fergie, Manchester United

Source: Betfair

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