Champions lose ground as rivals fill boots
DAVID MOYES’S worst nightmare became a reality last night when former club Everton beat his Manchester United side 1-0 at Old Trafford as the rest of the Premier League went goal-crazy.
Brian Oviedo was the hero for the Toffees with an 86th-minute winner that gave the Merseysiders their first win at the Red Devils’ stronghold for 21 years.
Moyes is 7-2 with Ladbrokes to get the boot before the end of the season and United are out to 20-1 for the title with bet365, Hills and Ladbrokes.
The result leaves United 12 points behind leaders Arsenal who maintained their four-point lead at the top with a comfortable 2-0 win over Hull at the Emirates.
Hull were buoyant after their 3-1 win over Liverpool on Sunday but that mood was quickly dampened by Nicklas Bendtner’s second-minute opener for the Gunners.
Liverpool bounced back in style from that defeat as Luis Suarez bagged four goals in a 5-1 win over Norwich and the Reds weren’t the only side to keep the net rippling.
Manchester City held off a late West Brom charge to triumph 3-2 at the Hawthorns, Chelsea overcame stubborn Sunderland resistance to win 4-3 at the Stadium of Light, while Swansea beat Newcastle 3-0 and Aston Villa edged past Southampton 3-2.
Tottenham had to come from behind to beat Fulham 2-1 at Craven Cottage but Stoke and Cardiff failed to join the goals party as they played out a 0-0 draw at the Britannia.
Suarez took his Premier League tally to 13 for the season, two ahead of City’s Sergio Aguero. The Liverpool hitman is 5-4 with Ladbrokes to win the Golden Boot and Aguero 5-2.
It’s 4-1 for Suarez to win PFA player of the year and 4-7 that he’s still at Anfield on the first day of next season.
The Reds have been cut to 12-1 to win the league with City no bigger than 13-8 favourites.
Leaders Arsenal have shortened to 9-4, while Chelsea remain 7-2 shots.