EPL Betting: Man City takes a dent
Both sides pressed late on, but a winner proved elusive meaning the one point gained by Man City takes them ahead of Manchester United on goal-difference having played one game more.
A wonder goal by Peter Crouch has added some extra spice to the title race in the Premier League.
A 1-1 draw at the Britannia Stadium dented Manchester City's title hopes as their poor recent away form continued.
Stoke were arguably the better side during a dull first half, with Man City full-back Pablo Zabaleta superbly scooping away from under his cross-bar in the dying minutes to ensure his side went into the interval goalless. The 0-0 Half-Time Score was backed at a high of just [3.1].
The second half commenced in a similar vein but Peter Crouch soon provided a moment of magic resulting arguably in the goal of the season.
A long ball from the Stoke keeper was flicked on by Crouch and then knocked back to him by Jermaine Pennant. The lanky striker -- who has never been scared to try the spectacular -- controlled brilliantly fully 30-yards wide right of goal before unleashing an unstoppable volley into the far corner. Crouch was matched at [15.0] in the First Goalscorer market.
Roberto Mancini's men -- who came from a goal down late on to win against Chelsea in midweek -- equalised through a Yaya Toure thunderbolt with 15 minutes to go, his long-range shot taking a telling deflection off Stoke defender Ryan Shawcross.
Both sides pressed late on, but a winner proved elusive meaning the one point gained by Man City takes them ahead of Manchester United on goal-difference having played one game more. The 1-1 Correct Score was matched at a high of [12.0] In Play, whilst The Draw was backed at [4.1].
In the Premier League Winner market, United remain the hot [1.4] favourites with City available to back at [3.4].