Manchester City’s odds for the Premier League title have drifted slightly following their shock 3-2 defeat at Cardiff City.
The newly promoted Welsh club, who were 7/1 before the game to beat City, had to come from 1-0 down in order to record a famous victory in their first ever home match in the Premier League.
Manuel Pellegrini’s first defeat as City boss has resulted in their price for the title lengthening to 11/5.
You would assume a win for either Chelsea or Manchester United in Monday’s massive encounter at Old Trafford could potentially push City’s price out further still.
It was a game Pellegrini’s men should have won comfortably after Edin Dzeko’s powerful 52nd-minute opener.
But Cardiff, roared on by a raucous home crowd, kept believing and despite not having too much territory in the game equalised through Aron Gunnarsson after Joe Hart had blocked Fraizer Campbell’s shot.
The former Man United striker wasn’t to be denied though as he headed home twice in eight minutes to send the locals wild with excitement.
Alvaro Negredo, who signed from Sevilla in the summer, grabbed his first goal for City but it was nothing more than a consolation.
Elsewhere on Sunday, and Roberto Soldado did his chances of becoming the Premier League’s top goalscorer no harm by scoring his second goal for Tottenham as they beat Swansea 1-0 at White Hart Lane.
After going a whole season without being awarded a penalty, Spurs have now had two in the space of seven days and Soldado has converted both in the style of a talented goalscorer.
He has now scored 12 goals in his last ten games (including his spell in Valencia) and is now just 11/1 to end the season as the league’s leading marksman.
His goal also kept up Tottenham’s winning start to the campaign following their 1-0 win at Crystal Palace last weekend.