Manchester sides cut for title

  • Last Updated: October 6 2013, 18:39 BST

Both Manchester United and Manchester City have been cut for the Premier League title after important wins on Saturday.

Sergio Aguero: On the score sheet for Manchester City
Sergio Aguero: On the score sheet for Manchester City

City had to come from behind to beat Everton in an entertaining start to the weekend's fixtures, in the process maintaining their perfect start in home league games and ending Everton's unbeaten run under Roberto Martinez.

Manuel Pellegrini's men are favourites for the title at a best of 23/10 with Boylesports while Sergio Aguero and Alvaro Negredo are 8/1 (Sky Bet) and 25/1 (BetVictor) respectively for the Golden Boot after each found the net.

Manchester United claimed a much-needed 2-1 victory at Sunderland following a disappointing start to the season thanks to a second-half brace from teenager Adnan Januzaj.

They remain fourth favourites at odds as big as 7/1 with BetVictor behind Chelsea (100/30 Sky Bet) and Arsenal (9/2 General), who are both in action on Sunday.

Sky Bet's Sandro Di Michele said: "It wasn't the best of days for us, from the moment City beat Everton right through to United's win at Sunderland.

"That win was absolutely essential for United and they've got a run of games which could well see them get return to their pre-season price, but at this stage City look by far the better equipped."

Liverpool were also trimmed to for the title, with Paddy Power offering the best price of 9/1, after they beat Crystal Palace, who are no bigger than 1/7 for relegation.

"Liverpool were again fast out of the blocks and it's hard not to worry for Palace already," added Di Michele. "As for Brendan Rodgers' side, although today told us nothing new as such Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge keep getting better and if they stay fit who knows how far Liverpool can go?"

Elsewhere, Martin Jol's Fulham secured a valuable home win and were eased to 4/1 in places for relegation while Cardiff were cut to 5/2 having lost at home to Newcastle, who drifted to 9/1 with Ladbrokes as a result.

  • Posted at 2030 BST on 05/10/2013.