Punters savour Super Saturday

  • Last Updated: January 12 2014, 18:54 GMT

Sky Bet football punters were celebrating on Saturday as Manchester United's success capped a huge winning day.

Everton: One of the sides to strike for the punters
Everton: One of the sides to strike for the punters

Nine of the 10 best-backed teams won on the day, starting with Chelsea's 2-0 win over Hull in the lunchtime kick-off in the Barclays Premier League.

Afternoon victories for Everton, Tottenham and Southampton were great news for accumulator backers and things got even better in the Sky Bet Football League.

Leyton Orient, Brentford, Burnley and Blackburn were all among the most popular selections of the day and duly delivered leaving the Leeds-based firm running for cover.

The Sporting Life Accumulator was also a winner at 11/1 with Everton, Wigan, Brentford, Burton and Motherwell all claiming three points.

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There were two Sky Bet customers celebrating very big wins thanks to Nahki Wells' late debut goal in Huddersfield's 1-0 victory at home to Millwall in the Championship.

One customer scooped £72,000 on a 15-fold accumulator from a £20 stake and a 12-fold accumulator with a total stake of £15 won just over £21,500.

It got even better for punters with Manchester United beating Swansea 2-0 at Old Trafford in the evening Premier League kick-off.

Only Cardiff, who suffered a 2-0 defeat to West Ham, were beaten among the hotpots and Sky Bet head of football Paul Wiggins said: "It's fair to say it's been a huge day for punters.

"Looking at the fixtures before kick-off I thought there was a chance we could get a couple of results to go our way but it hasn't worked out like that at all.

"The day then got worse for the company as Manchester United got back to winning ways.

"We will be hoping for some favourable results on Sunday to have any hope of saving face!"

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