Liverpool 100/30 for title glory
Liverpool are into 100/30 in the Premier League title race after crushing Manchester United 3-0 at Old Trafford on Sunday.
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Two Steven Gerrard penalties (he also missed a third) and a goal from Luis Suarez put the troubled hosts to the sword and saw Liverpool cut again in the title betting.
They are now just four points behind Chelsea's lead with a game in hand.
And with both Chelsea and Manchester City due to head to Anfield next month, the destination of the title is now almost in their own hands - if Liverpool win their remaining nine games only City could pass them and that by just a single point.
Ladbrokes had Liverpool, who last won the title in the 1989/90 season, at a standout 7/2 following Sunday's action but were forced to trim that price further to 100/30.
Sunday also saw Arsenal keep their hopes alive with a 1-0 win at north London rivals Tottenham thanks to an early strike from Tomas Rosicky.
Despite having the same number of points as Liverpool and having played the same amount of games, the Gunners are a best of 14/1 (from 25s) for the title. That price is also offered by Ladbrokes.
Arsene Wenger's side face another big game next weekend when they head to Chelsea, whose own title bid suffered a dent on Saturday when they lost 1-0 at Aston Villa, having Willian and Ramires sent off in the process. They will now miss the Arsenal clash.
Chelsea's defeat, coupled with a 2-0 win for Manchester City at Hull, saw City reinstalled as favourites for the championship.
Manuel Pellegrini's men, who are six points behind Chelsea with three games in hand, ended the weekend at 6/4 (Paddy Power) for the title with Chelsea having been pushed out to 2/1 generally.
Defeats for Spurs and Manchester United mean the top four currently looks like a lock-in with the current incumbents all heavily odds-on.
Spurs are out to 22/1 following their third defeat in eight days. Everton, 2-1 winners over Cardiff on Saturday, are 20s with United now out to 28/1 generally and 39/1 with 888sport.
Their defeat - and manner of it - heaped more pressure on manager David Moyes.
He was duly slashed in the 'sack race' market, Coral and Stan James offering a best of 9/2, the Scot having been available at 25/1 before the game. Only West Brom's Pepe Mel and Norwich's Chris Hughton are at shorter prices.
Paddy Power also trimmed Sir Alex Ferguson's odds in the next United manager market from 5/1 to 4/1 in the wake of the loss - the Red Devils' ninth of the season in the league.
The lacklustre loss will hardly have filled Moyes' misfiring squad with confidence going into Wednesday's Champions League second leg against Olympiacos.
United trail 2-0 from the first leg in Greece and a last-16 European exit would see more criticism come Moyes' way.
However, Sky Bet still expect him to see out the season, offering 8/13 that he is still in charge come June 1 when he is due to complete his first year of a six-year contract.
He is 6/5 to be gone by then.
Tim Sherwood's fate seems more certain - William Hill expect him to have been replaced by the start of the 2014/15 campaign.
They offer 1/4 that he is no longer in charge and 11/4 that he is, this despite the fact he was given an 18-month contract in December.
Fixtures for title run-in:
1. CHELSEA (Pld 30 Pts 66 GD +33)
Mar 22 - Arsenal H
Mar 29 - Crystal Palace A
Apr 5 - Stoke H
Apr 13 - Swansea A
Apr 20 - Sunderland H
Apr 27 - Liverpool A
May 3 - Norwich H
May 11 - Cardiff A
2. LIVERPOOL (Pld 29 Pts 62 GD +41)
Mar 22 - Cardiff A
Mar 26 - Sunderland H
Mar 30 - Tottenham H
Apr 6 - West Ham A
Apr 13 - Manchester City H
Apr 20 - Norwich A
Apr 27 - Chelsea H
May 3 - Crystal Palace A
May 11 - Newcastle H
3. ARSENAL (Pld 29 Pts 62 GD +25)
Mar 22 - Chelsea A
Mar 25 - Swansea H
Mar 29 - Manchester City H
Apr 6 - Everton A
Apr 15 - West Ham H
Apr 19 - Hull A
Apr 28 - Newcastle H
May 3 - West Brom H
May 11 - Norwich A
4. MANCHESTER CITY (Pld 27 Pts 60 GD +44)
Mar 22 - Fulham H
Mar 25 - Manchester United A
Mar 29 - Arsenal A
Apr 5 - Southampton H
Apr 13 - Liverpool A
Apr 16 - Sunderland H
Apr 21 - West Brom H
Apr 27 - Crystal Palace A
May 3 - Everton A
May 7 - Aston Villa H
May 11 - West Ham H