Steve Freeth looks at the biggest Market Movers as Liverpool’s sensational triumph over Manchester United solidified their Champions League hopes whilst Newcastle United’s defeat further dented their European aspirations.
Liverpool’s remarkable 7-0 success over Manchester United on Sunday moved them into 10/11 to secure a 'Top Four finish' this season, whilst they are now 9/2 to bridge a seven-point gap and finish above Eric ten Hag’s side in the Premier League.
The two fierce rivals locked horns in one of the most remarkable top-flight encounters in modern times, with United’s defeat all but extinguishing their quadruple hopes and moving them out to 8/1 to secure a Top 2 Premier League finish.
Newcastle United’s winless run was extended to five league games as they were beaten 2-0 by Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday afternoon; a result that has seen their Top 4 hopes drift to 9/4.
Meanwhile, the Premier League relegation battle took yet more twists and turns as Leicester City (5/1 for the drop), West Ham United (9/2) and Leeds United (13/8) all slipped further into the mire, as Southampton and Everton boosted their 6/4 and 4/5 survival hopes courtesy of profitable results.
Steve also casts his eyes on League Two, highlighting 5/4 shot Bradford City’s rise into the promotion picture after the Bantams notched up a fifth win in six matches, courtesy of their free-scoring frontman Andy Cook.
The evergreen striker is now the odds-on 4/7 favourite to secure the fourth-tier golden boot award after maintaining his outstanding scoring streak, having kicked the campaign off as a huge 40/1 outsider.