If you’re a Manchester United fan then you’re probably a little tired today after the train journey back to London last night. So we hope it was a welcome sight to see some of your bets on last night’s game refunded to your account. In all, Paddy Power paid out about €120,000 as our Money-Back Special clicked. Now there’s some Bilbao braggin’.
United scored first in their Europa League first-leg with Athletic Bilbao at Old Trafford but failed to win. So Paddy Power is refunding all losing 1st/last goalscorer, correct score & scorecast singles on this match.
As is their wont, Alex Ferguson’s team were outplayed on the night but still have some hope for the second leg. That’s thanks to Wayne Rooney opening the scoring in the 22nd minute and then slotting away an injury-time penalty. United go to Bilbao next week just one goal behind at 3-2 down.
No team ever wins in Europe without a few squeaky-bum moments along the way. We’ll find out next week if United can find a way to squeak through against a very classy Bilbao side.
The possibly crucial late penalty: