By Josh Powell | Betting news
The Sky Sports hype machine was out for Super Sunday and the Premier League didn’t disappoint. Tottenham, aided by the returning Gareth Bale and Jermain Defoe, came from 1-0 down to beat Manchester City 3-1 at White Hart Lane and turn up the heat on Arsenal in the race for fourth.
Liverpool came from behind twice to draw 2-2 with Chelsea in a tasty encounter. Not as tasty as Branislav Ivanovic’s arm but still.
With four of the league’s top clubs in action punters weren’t shy on spotting the value and taking Paddy Power to the cleaners.
Samir Nasri to score first and Tottenham to beat Manchester City 3-1
Samir Nasri had bagged just once this season but had bagged five times in the last three years against Tottenham. It took the little Frenchman just five minutes to continue his goal-scoring record against Spurs on Sunday afternoon.
City led for the majority of the game before Andre Villas-Boas proved his tactical nous was as sharp as his suit and tie combos. Tom Huddlestone and Jermain Defoe entered the fray and in seven minutes Spurs went 3-1 in front to click a 250/1 scorecast bet.
Two Paddy Power punters nailed the 250/1 bet sealed by two brilliant goals from Defoe and man of the match, Gareth Bale. The result left Tottenham in a great position to finish fourth and probably paid for a stunning night out on the town.
HT Tottenham 0-1 Manchester City – FT Tottenham 3-1 Manchester City
Half-time/Full-time correct score bet
The 250/1 scorecast wasn’t the end of it as Paddy got stung for a 200/1 half-time full-time correct score bet in the same match.
A handful of punters correctly called City to be 1-0 up at the oranges with Tottenham to win the game 3-1. Clint Dempsey left it late to start the comeback in the 75th minute, but by the 82nd minute Tottenham were home and hosed and punters were counting their winnings.
Oscar to score first and Liverpool to draw 2-2 with Chelsea
Paddy’s tough day in the office wasn’t finished after Tottenham’s victory. The clash between Chelsea and Liverpool at Anfield gave the boss plenty to chew over (sorry) as 10 punters correctly called a tasty (again, sorry) 100/1 scorecast.
Oscar knocked in his second league goal of the season with a pinpoint header before Sturridge equalised seven minutes after coming off the bench at half-time. Luis Suarez’s handball presented Eden Hazard the opportunity to give Chelsea the lead from the spot before Suarez himself made it 2-2 in the seventh minute of injury time.
The Reds left it late but Branislav Ivanovic wasn’t the only one Suarez took a chomp out of as Paddy’s bank balance took a serious hit thanks to the striker.