Gunners eased; Reds trimmed

  • Last Updated: February 12 2014, 23:38 GMT

Arsenal were eased by Sky Bet for the Premier League title after they could only draw 0-0 with Manchester United on Wednesday.

Arsenal were held to a 0-0 draw on Wednesday
Arsenal were held to a 0-0 draw on Wednesday

Despite enjoying the majority of possession and shots on goal, Arsene Wenger's side failed to be ahead on the statistic that counts, and it was ironically their former striker Robin Van Persie that came closest as a Wojciech Szczesny save prevented United from stealing the game against the run of play.

Arsenal remain in second place, a point behind Chelsea, and Sky Bet subsequently pushed them out to 9/1 in the outright market.

Leaders Chelsea, who were held to a 1-1 draw at West Brom on Tuesday evening are 13/8 to stay in that position at the end of the season.

Manchester City's scheduled match against Sunderland was postponed due to high winds and though they sit three points off the leaders in third, they have a vastly superior goal difference to their rivals.

For the second night in succession, the bookies opted to clip City for the title without them kicking a ball, and Sky Bet price them up at 11/10.

Fulham were regarded as underdogs ahead of the visit of Liverpool to Craven Cottage and they appeared likely to take a famous victory but they surrendered a 2-1 lead and a Steven Gerrard penalty was to ultimately prove the difference between the sides.

Fourth-placed Liverpool, who are 8/1 for the title, move onto 53 points and they will hope to carry some of that momentum into their FA Cup match against Arsenal on Sunday.

Fulham remain bottom of the table and they are now 4/11 to be playing in the Sky Bet Championship next term.

With Arsenal and Liverpool available at 1/6 and 1/5 respectively to finish in the top four, Tottenham are regarded as their biggest threats at 5/2. Manchester United are out to 10/1.

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