Man United 6/5 favs for title

  • Last Updated: November 3 2012, 21:25 GMT

Manchester United are 6/5 favourites with Sky Bet to win the Premier League after they beat Arsenal 2-1 in Saturday's early game before other results went their way to leave them top of the table.

Robin van Persie was taunted throughout by visiting fans at Old Trafford but reminded them of his talents in the opening moments of a contest United dominated from the outset.

Wayne Rooney missed United's fourth penalty of the season but Patrice Evra added a second and Arsenal's misery was compounded by the sending off Jack Wilshere before Santi Cazorla hit an injury-time consolation.

The result took United top and they stayed there after Swansea's Pablo Hernandez struck an 88th-minute equaliser to earn a 1-1 draw against previous leaders Chelsea at the Liberty Stadium.

Victor Moses' 61st-minute header put the Blues in charge but they were forced to settle for a share of the spoils when Hernandez levelled with a magnificent low strike from outside the area.

Roberto Di Matteo's side are now 10/3 to lift the trophy.

The day got better for United when defending champions Manchester City blew the chance to join them at the top following a frustrating goalless draw at West Ham.

The decision to start with Mario Balotelli, Carlos Tevez and Edin Dzeko in the same XI for the first time failed just as spectacularly as they failed to score for the first time in almost seven months.

Roberto Mancini's side are second favourites to retain their title at 2/1 with Sky Bet..

The firm still expect Arsenal to finish in the top four despite remaining on 15 points after 10 games - their worst tally at this stage of the season under Arsene Wenger's management.

Arsenal remain off the top-four pace, although the fact that the sides who appear to be their main rivals for such a spot - Tottenham and Everton - both failed to pile pressure on them meant that Sky Bet were prepared to offer them at 8/11 in the market..

Spurs lost 1-0 at home to Wigan and are 15/8 to replicate last season's top-four finish.

Everton were pegged back late on to draw 2-2 at Fulham, a result which prompted Sky Bet to make them 6/1.

It is the Toffees who currently sit in fourth place, two points better off than Arsenal. Tottenham sit fifth, just behind Everton on goal difference.


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