United Cut to Odds-on in Places

  • Last Updated: November 10 2012, 19:56 GMT

Manchester United are odds-on for the Premier League in places after they beat Aston Villa 3-2.

Hernandez (centre) was the star of the show for United

Ladbrokes and Betfred cut Sir Alex Ferguson's side to 10/11 for the title after they came from 2-0 down to reel in Aston Villa.

It was the fifth time United had been involved in a 3-2 game this season, with four victories alongside their defeat to Tottenham at Old Trafford.

In the immediate aftermath of the victory, Boylesports were the only firm prepared to quote odds-against, with their 11/10 bettering the general even-money available about United.

Star of the show was Javier Hernandez, who scored a brace to double his season-long Premier League tally, and he's no bigger than 66/1 to be the division's top scorer in a market headed by team-mate Robin van Persie at 7/4.

All of this means that Manchester City are out to 5/2 to retain their title with William Hill ahead of Sunday's clash with Tottenham, while Chelsea, who host Liverpool, are generally 100/30.

"The Premier League table is taking on a familiar shape and with United having reached the summit of the Premier League, they are going to be hard to shift," said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.

Earlier, QPR lost 1-0 at Stoke to increase the pressure on boss Mark Hughes, who was cut to 2/1 to be the next manager to lose his job by Ladbrokes.

The same firm make Nigel Adkins their 1/2 favourite after his side could only manage a point against Swansea, and it's 6/1 and bigger the rest.

William Hill offered 10/1 that Hughes had left his post by the end of the weekend, and made him just 5/4 to be out of a job by the end of the year.

"QPR started a run of winnable games with a draw and after game number two, they have just one point and Hughes is under real pressure now," added Crilly.

QPR remain odds-against to be relegated at a best of 8/5 with Stan James, whereas Adkins' Southampton side are standout 4/7 favourites with BetVictor.

Reading failed to fire in a 0-0 draw with Norwich and remain odds-on at 4/6, Norwich are out to 6/4 with Ladbrokes and bet365, while Villa's defeat to United means they're just 5/2 to drop down a division.

Everton came from behind to beat Sunderland at Goodison Park and are now just 5/1 to finish in the top four, with Arsenal out to 10/11 and Spurs available at 9/4 with bet365.