Shock defeats for United and Chelsea on Saturday
MANCHESTER UNITED suffered a shock 1-0 defeat at Norwich last night and lost outright title favouritism to complete an amazing day of Premier League action after Chelsea had also lost at West Brom.
United went off 4-9 shots at Carrow Road, but they never hit their stride and were beaten by a second-half goal from former Old Trafford youngster Anthony Pilkington, whose Norwich team had been available at 7-1.
Manchester City took full advantage of their rivals’ failure as they strolled to a 5-0 victory at home to Aston Villa, although they were helped on their way by a pair of dubious penalties.
City and United were both 11-8 for the title last night with Hills, while Chelsea were pushed out to 9-2 after their defeat at The Hawthorns.
West Brom had been available at 3-1 yesterday morning, but their backers were given plenty of encouragement as Roberto Di Matteo named a weakened Chelsea team.
With a vital Champions League trip to Juventus in midweek, Di Matteo left out Oscar and Juan Mata, giving run-outs to Oriol Romeu, Victor Moses and Daniel Sturridge.
And the former West Brom boss paid the price as his former club won with goals from Shane Long and Peter Odemwingie, taking them up to fourth with Hills offering 8-1 that they secure European football.