Cup of cheer for punters

Sky Bet football punters were celebrating on Saturday as the 11 best-backed teams on the coupon all won.

Last Updated: 26/01/14 at 18:10 Post Comment

City advanced thanks to Sergio Aguero

City advanced thanks to Sergio Aguero

Sunderland, Liverpool, Everton and Southampton all eased to victory in the FA Cup but the layers almost got a surprise favour from Manchester City, who were 2-0 down at half-time in their clash with Watford.

However, a second-half hat-trick from Sergio Aguero helped Manuel Pellegrini's side advance, and they're now Sky Bet's 3/1 favourites to lift the trophy.

"So far 2014 has been a great year for our customers and the FA Cup is the latest reason for them to cheer with all the popular selections winning," said Sky Bet's Marcus Berry.

"We are all hoping that the results improve for the rest of the year - starting tomorrow when Chelsea play Stoke - as we are taking a battering!"

Favourite backers will be supporting Chelsea on Sunday as they go into the clash with Stoke as 9/2 chances in the outright betting, just behind Arsenal at 4/1 following their 4-0 victory over Coventry on Friday.


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ow are people still backing Arsenal for the title? It's like you're predicting the tide not to come in; Arsenal will finish third or fourth and make the quarter final of the Champions League. It was ever thus.

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othing screams 'Panic!!' when your new manager brings Fellaini on as a sub for your star signing of the summer and within 5 minutes you concede the winner. I know it is only the first game in but I would seriously be sh1**ng myself I was a Man Utd supporter. This has the potential of being very nasty indeed.

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n the words of Pete Townsend, meet the new boss, the same as the old boss. Though I would comment that it's 3 more points than we picked up in the same fixture last year, so that's a 100% improvement.

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