Reds stay in title hunt

  • Last Updated: February 24 2014, 9:26 GMT

Liverpool are now a best of 8/1 to win the Premier League title after beating Swansea on Sunday while Spurs have drifted in the top four betting following a costly defeat at Norwich.

Liverpool celebrate during their win over Swansea
Liverpool celebrate during their win over Swansea

Two goals each from Jordan Henderson and Daniel Sturridge gave the outsiders in the four-horse race a dramatic 4-3 victory at Anfield which enabled them to move within four points of leaders Chelsea as well as maintaining the pressure on fellow contenders Arsenal and Manchester City.

Henderson had the final word in his side's success, forcing home from point-blank range in the 74th minute after Swansea had earlier come from 2-0 and 3-2 down.

Chelsea and Manchester City remain joint favourites at 11/8 with bet365 and Betfred but the former can be backed at a best of 6/4 elsewhere, while Arsenal are alongside Liverpool at 8/1 with BetVictor and Paddy Power.

Later on Sunday, fifth-placed Tottenham suffered a surprise 1-0 defeat at struggling Norwich to slip six points adrift of Liverpool.

Tim Sherwood's side are now as big as 5/1 with Ladbrokes to finish in the top four, with the Reds cut further to 1/9 in places and no bigger than 1/6.

The result at Carrow Road also lifted the Canaries four points above third-bottom Sunderland so they are now 7/2 for relegation with Ladbrokes.

Aston Villa's defeat to Newcastle in Sunday's other game means they are level on points with Norwich and Paul Lambert's side have been trimmed to 10/1 for the drop with a number of firms.

Cardiff remain strong favourites at 1/3 with Paddy Power after they were thrashed by Hull, who are now as big as 18/1. Boylesports make Fulham 2/5 after a draw at West Brom, who remain 3/1 generally, while Crystal Palace and Sunderland are around the 7/4 mark.

  • Updated at 0925 GMT on 23/02/2014.