Morning update from the Paddy Power Blog on all the latest betting moves in sport
Manchester United are out of the title race, Robin van Persie is a bigger flop than Cutthroat Island and Marouane Fellaini is better than Messi. These were the main lessons to be learnt from Everton’s win over United at Goodison Park last night. The Toffees’ impressive home win sees United go to 9/4 to win the Premier League whilst RVP remains the favourite in the top goalscorer market at 8/1. With just the 37 games to go before the end of the season there might still be time for a few twists and turns.
I’m really pleased because we performed ever so well. We’ve often started the season slowly but just because we’ve won one game doesn’t mean we’ve had a good start – as it would not have been a bad start had we lost. – David Moyes
It appears someone gave Arsene Wenger a whack of the reality stick over the summer because the Arsenal manager is talking about spending even more money before the transfer windows closed. The Arsenal manager needs to replace the loss of Alex Song, who completed his £15m move to Barcelona yesterday, but he is even talking about strengthening his defence, with a defender. There’s not much time left before the transfer window closes but his coffers could be further boosted by off-loading Marouane Chamakh to Spurs, who are reportedly interested in the Morocco international.
We are looking to bring one more midfielder in of course, and maybe one defender as well because we still feel we are short in some positions – Arsene Wenger
Sergio Garcia secured his place in the 2012 Ryder Cup team with his first PGA Tour win in four years at the Wyndham Championship. The Spaniard looked composed as he held on to his third round lead to secure victory. He is 7/4 to earn more than 3.5 points in the Ryder Cup with Europe at 11/8 to retain the trophy.
England are no longer the world’s best test side after losing their third test and top dog status to South Africa yesterday. We’d pretty much figured that out half-way through the first test but now it’s official. The recent Kevin Pietersen drama won’t have helped and the came close to staging a rousing fightback on the final day. Andrew Strauss is confident England can regain that number one ranking.
I’ve got great faith in the talent and desire in the dressing room and we’re going to need that – Andrew Strauss