Liverpool have been promoted to favourites in bwin’s Premier League winner predictions after storming eight points clear of Manchester City.
James Milner’s stoppage-time penalty helped Liverpool to snatch a 2-1 victory over the Foxes at Anfield, giving them an eighth straight top-flight triumph.
It was the third time in a week Jurgen Klopp’s side had edged a game by a single-goal margin, but Milner feels they are showing the spirit of champions.
“Top teams always do it, they go to the very end of the game,” said the 33-year-old, who has now scored with 17 of his 19 spot-kicks for the club.
“When you haven’t had your best game or things haven’t gone for you in the game, you keep going to the very end and find a way to win. We’ve done it on numerous occasions.
“Sometimes there’s a bit of luck in there, but forcing the issue and creating your own luck, the best teams always seem to do it.”
Adama Traore struck twice in the final 10 minutes as Wolves capitalised on a sluggish performance from City to claim a shock 2-0 win at Etihad Stadium.
It was the Blues’ second loss of the season after a similarly surprising defeat at Norwich last month.
“It is a lot of points,” said Pep Guardiola. “From many circumstances, they haven’t dropped points.
“But when one team is eight points in front, it is better not to think too much about that. It is better to think about what is next.”
United’s top-four hopes dented again
In the race for top-four places, Manchester United are out to 5/2 after their travel problems continued with a 1-0 defeat at Newcastle.
That result left the Red Devils down in 12th place on nine points and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer apologised to the club’s fans after another abject away performance.
He said: “We’re unhappy with the results and I’ve got to say sorry to the fans that we’re not winning games.
“It was very symptomatic of where we are at the moment, disappointing. We don’t create enough chances to deserve to win a game of football.”
Tottenham are out to Evens to make the leading quartet after following up their embarrassing 7-2 Champions League loss to Bayern Munich with a 3-0 bashing at Brighton.
Spurs are stuck on 11 points in ninth, but Harry Winks insists the players are fully behind under-pressure boss Mauricio Pochettino.
The midfielder commented: “At the moment, we are going through a bit of a rough patch, that happens in football. Every club goes through it.
“It’s important we stand up as men and get through these dark times, and hopefully we can get back to playing well and winning as much as we can.”
Arsenal are 7/10 for a top-four finish after an early strike from David Luiz proved enough to edge out Bournemouth and put them third on 15 points.
Leicester are a point back in fourth following their heart-breaking defeat at Anfield and can be backed at 3/1 in this market.
Chelsea are quoted at 91/100 after prevailing 4-1 at Southampton to join the Foxes on 14 points, with Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount, N’Golo Kante and Michy Batshuayi on target.
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