City 1/6 for Capital One Cup

  • Last Updated: January 22 2014, 23:32 GMT

Sky Bet make Manchester City 1/6 favourites for the Capital One Cup after Sunderland joined them in the final.

Manchester City are hot favourites to win the cup
Manchester City are hot favourites to win the cup

City had no trouble advancing to Wembley with a 9-0 aggregate win over West Ham, and Manchester United had been odds-on favourites to join them despite trailing 2-1 after their first leg against Sunderland.

United were shorter still when Jonny Evans squared the tie at 2-2 with a first-half goal, but Sunderland held firm to force extra-time.

The visitors then took the lead thanks to former United player Phil Bardsley, whose shot from range was mishandled by David de Gea and crept over the line. However, with seconds remaining Javier Hernandez scored for United to send the tie to penalties.

Despite their reprieve, United were unable to take advantage - only captain Darren Fletcher found the target from the penalty spot - and Sunderland were able to advance to an unlikely date with City.

Gus Poyet's side are 4/1 to cause an upset and lift the trophy with Sky Bet, who make them 8/1 to win the tie inside 90 minutes.

City are strong favourites at 1/3 to win the tie inside 90 minutes and gain a first trophy under Manuel Pellegrini.

David Moyes meanwhile has been cut to 1/10 to be the next Premier League manager to lose his job with only the Champions League looking to offer up any hope of silverware this season. Sky Bet have United as 14/1 co-eighth-favourites for that competition.


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