Man City odds-on for title

  • Last Updated: December 26 2013, 20:21 GMT

Manchester City are odds-on with Sky Bet to win the Premier League after a 2-1 victory over Liverpool on Boxing Day moved them a point behind leaders Arsenal.

Manchester City celebrate their victory over Liverpool
Manchester City celebrate their victory over Liverpool

Manuel Pellegrini's side retained their imperious 100 per cent home record by making it an impressive nine out of nine - with 37 goals scored - thanks to goals from Vincent Kompany and Alvaro Negredo.

Position Player Score
1 Arsenal 39
2 Man City 38
3 Chelsea 37
4 Liverpool 36
5 Everton 34
6 Newcastle 33
7 Man Utd 31
8 Tottenham 31
9 Southampton 27
10 Stoke City 21
11 Swansea 20
12 Hull City 20
13 A Villa 19
14 Norwich 19
15 West Brom 17
16 Cardiff 17
17 C Palace 16
18 Fulham 16
19 West Ham 14
20 Sunderland 13

This triumph over the Christmas table-toppers underlined City's status as title favourites and they are now 10/11 with Sky Bet to lift the trophy.

Arsenal have been trimmed to 9/2 following their 3-1 victory at West Ham, who had taken a surprise lead against the Gunners.

Arsenal hit back through a quick-fire Theo Walcott brace which took his season's goal tally to five before Lukas Podolski marked his return with a goal to seal the points.

Chelsea are available at the same price as they moved up to third with a narrow 1-0 victory over Swansea while Liverpool are out to 13/2 after dropping to fourth as a result of their defeat at the Etihad Stadium.

Defending champions Manchester United aren't completely out of the equation having beaten Hull in the day's opening fixture but they are 14/1 to retain their crown.

At the other end of the table, Crsytal Palace climbed out of the bottom three after winning at Aston Villa and they are 1/2 for relegation.

Tony Pulis' side won 1-0 at Villa Park on a day when the bottom three heading into the afternoon all won, with Fulham and Sunderland also recording vital away victories.

Sunderland drifted to 5/6 for the drop after they ended Everton's unbeaten record at Goodison Park for the year, a Ki Sung-Yueng penalty ensuring a 1-0 win for the Black Cats.

They remain bottom, while Fulham are also in the relegation zone despite a 2-1 win away at Norwich.

Scott Parker scored the late winner at Carrow Road and the Cottagers are now 13/8 to go down.

West Ham and Cardiff were the main two cut in the relegation market following defeats against Arsenal and Southampton respectively.

The Hammers are 9/4 for the drop, while Cardiff are 13/8 after their 3-0 defeat.

Hull also lost after going in front against Manchester United and the Tigers are 100/30 to go down.

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