City post Premier warning
Manchester City are a top price 6/5 for the Barclays Premier League after their rout of Arsenal at the Etihad.
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Arsenal were five points clear of the chasing pack going into the lunchtime kick-off but their title hopes were dealt a major blow by the 6-3 defeat in a remarkable contest.
Arsene Wenger's men were as short as 2/1 to end their trophy drought with the league title but the layers have pushed them all the way out to 100/30 (Paddy Power, Sky Bet) following this demoralising defeat.
Bar a clean sheet, the result could hardly have been better for the free-scoring Citizens who have now netter a truly remarkable 35 goals in just eight home games.
Already favourites for the title, Manuel Pellegrini's team are a top price 6/5 (bet365, Paddy Power) having started the day as 7/4 shots.
The match saw some lively trading on betting exchange Betfair with the winners matched at 2.08 in-running while over 8.5 goals was backed at the maximum exchange price of 1000.
BetVictor also trimmed Sergio Aguero to 2/1 (from 9/4) to be the top Premier League goalscorer with Luis Suarez their 4/7 market leader.
The same firm have also cut City to 16s from 33s to win every home game this season while William Hill are offering 2/1 that City net 100 goals this season in the Premier League (4/11 they do not).
"Manchester City made a mockery of Arsenal's fine defensive record so far this season and if they can score six against the Gunners then there is no reason why the cannot do it against anyone else in the division," said spokesman Joe Crilly.
On a day which saw another win for high-flying Everton against Fulham, Ladbrokes also eased Manchester United out to 2/1 for a top four finish ahead of their clash with Aston Villa.
They go 11/10 for Manchester City to win the title and David Williams said: "City are scoring for fun and punters have latched on.
"They've now opened up quite a gap at the top of the market despite lying only third in the table."
Chelsea are a best price of 4/1 at Boylesports and Coral after they made heavy weather of beating Crystal Palace 2-1 at Stamford Bridge.
The latter are 1/3 for relegation at BetVictor while Fulham have been trimmed to 10/11 for the drop following their 4-1 drubbing at Goodison Park.