Red Devils Now Market Leaders

  • Last Updated: September 24 2012, 9:36 BST

Manchester United are favourites ahead of Manchester City for the Premier League title for the first time this season, after the neighbours endured contrasting fortunes on 'Super Sunday'.

Arsenal came from behind to thwart Manchester City

Sir Alex Ferguson's men have been cut from 9/5 to 6/4 by Sky Bet to regain the title following their 2-1 win at Liverpool, while City's odds of retaining the title drifted from 6/4 to 7/4 after being held 1-1 by Arsenal, their third draw of the season.

Other firms followed suit and while some now have joint favourites - Boylesports have both at 7/4 - none now has City as a clear market leader.

City, who are now three points behind their local rivals, are a best of 15/8 with William Hill and Paddy Power.

Arsenal's impressive form has seen them come in from the 25/1 available following their back-to-back stalemates at the start of the season to a short as 8/1, although 11s is offered by Ladbrokes and BetVictor. They, like City, have nine points.

Early front-runners Chelsea, a point better off than United, were trimmed after notching up another win on Saturday, beating Stoke 1-0. They are offered at a general 4/1.

Sky Bet football trader Chris Spicer said: "It's all change at the top already with north London neighbours Arsenal and Tottenham finding their form after tough starts, while Chelsea have arguably been the most impressive.

"However, it is Manchester United who we now hold in highest regard, with their frontline as good as any around, while they still hold the superior experience over their neighbours, despite City's success last season."

Despite their defeat to Manchester United left them languishing at the bottom of the table, Liverpool are no bigger than 13/2 to finish in the top four this season.

Spurs, who came from behind to defeat QPR 2-1, are keeping up the pressure on the sides at the top of the table and are a best of 4/1 to finish in the top four with Ladbrokes.

At half time when Spurs were 1-0 down, things were looking bad for boss Andre Villas-Boas but William Hill have since pushed his odds out from 7/1 to 8/1 to be the first manager to leave his job. He's 9/1 at Sky Bet.

Brendan Rodgers has also been pushed out after Liverpool's fine (but losing) performance against Manchester United. He's a 16/1 shot with BetVictor and bodog.

Southampton's Nigel Adkins is the market leader at 7/2 with Sky Bet.