Man City out to 4/1 for title

  • Last Updated: December 27 2012, 9:09 GMT

Manchester City are the biggest price they have been all season for the Premier League title after a terrible Boxing Day for Roberto Mancini's team.

Man City are out to 4/1 to retain their title
Man City are out to 4/1 to retain their title

City lost 1-0 at Sunderland while main rivals Manchester United won 4-3 at home to Newcastle thanks to a last-minute goal from Javier Hernandez.

It all means City are now out to 4/1 generally to retain their crown, with United as short as 4/11 with Paddy Power and Boylesports to regain the title.

Stan James go a top-price 4/9 about the Red Devils as they opened up a seven-point gap on City at the halfway point of the campaign.

Mancini has been cut to 4/1 from 6/1 by Ladbrokes to be the next manager to leave his post in the wake of their Sunderland defeat.

Chelsea won 1-0 at Norwich to go within 11 points of United with a game in hand and they were cut to 8/1 by Boylesports and as short as 13/2 with Ladbrokes to win the league.

Everton are into 7/2 with bet365 for a top-four finish as they consolidated their position in fourth with a 2-1 win over Wigan at home.

Spurs were cut to 2/1 generally for the top-four after they won 4-0 at Aston Villa, but Liverpool are out to 8/1 in the same market after they lost 3-1 at Stoke.

QPR are 4/9 to go down after they lost 2-1 at home to West Brom while Reading are 1/6 for the drop despite picking up a point at home in a goalless draw with Swansea.

Southampton are a shade of odds-on at 5/6 to get relegated after they drew 1-1 at Fulham thanks to a late Rickie Lambert penalty