Wonders never cease.
West Ham moved into third place in the Premier League ahead of Manchester United’s visit to Southampton on Monday night (8pm) and a post-Roy Keane Aston Villa record consecutive wins to sit just outside the top 10.
Anyone who ticks a coupon with the words Aston Villa and win in the same bet deserves a slice of luck and not one – but two punters – clicked with this 400/1 acca on Sunday (below) as Villa’s win saw them snaffle £/€2,025 plus a 20 per bonus of £/€404 off their £/€5 stake in the win-draw-win and both teams to score market.
But the lucky lads from Lanarkshire in Scotland and Co. Tipperary in Ireland were made to sweat as all four sides came from behind to deliver a cheeky Christmas bonus.
It was squeaky bum time before Alexandre Lacazette’s 93rd-minute penalty gave Lyon all three points against Evian Thonon Gaillard.
William Bony’s opener for Swansea threatened to derail the Hammers – and the acca – before Andy Carroll’s head came to the rescue twice as the Hammers ran out 3-1 winners before Lazio also came from a goal down in Serie A to beat Parma 2-1.
With three of the four legs up it all cam down to the Villains. Despite going a goal down, Paul Lambert’s side secured just their second home win of the season when Alan Hutton’s 71st minute strike gave them a 2-1 win against Leicester to leave the two lads roaring louder than the Holt End as they trousered their 2.5k.
Well done sirs! A place in Paddy Power’s punting Hall of Fame awaits. You may have to share a chair though.
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