United Turn Heat on City
The Premier League title race market has tightened up considerably after champions Manchester City slipped up again on Saturday afternoon.
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Roberto Mancini's men were held to a 1-1 draw at Stoke, while rivals Manchester United won 4-0 at home to Wigan.
William Hill now have City at 13/8, with United - a point better off now - at 15/8.
The gap is even smaller between the pair at Ladbrokes, who go 6/4 and 13/8 respectively.
bet365 also offer United at 15/8.
Chelsea are still leading the way but they also dropped points - they drew 0-0 at QPR, a match which saw Anton Ferdinand snub pre-match handshakes with John Terry and Ashley Cole.
They subsequently drifted out to 4/1 (general) for the title.
Arsenal are alongside City on eight points after crushing Southampton 6-1 and they are now a best of 12s with Ladbrokes.
Both Hill's and bet365 made Southampton odds-on for relegation for the first time following that loss - their fourth in four games so far.
Meanwhile Liverpool were much improved as they earned a 1-1 draw away at Sunderland and William Hill think the performance has eased some of the pressure on Brendan Rodgers.
Offered at 2/1 before the game started to have left Anfield by the end of the season, the odds are now out to 7/2. The former Swansea boss is 7/1 to be the first in the Premier League manager to leave his job although BetVictor offer 12/1.
After picking up two points from four games, William Hill make Liverpool 4/1 to finish in the top four and 40/1 to finish in the bottom three. Liverpool are 7/2 to finish in the bottom half of the table and 1/6 to finish in the top half.
"Despite the tricky start that Liverpool have had, we fully expect them to now push on after their good performance against Sunderland and a top half finish is all but guaranteed," said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.