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29/12/2008 16:20, Report by Adam Bostock
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League: Reds now favourites

Never mind Liverpool's biggest win... United are now the bookies' tip for the 2008/09 title, after Chelsea dropped two points on Christmas Sunday.

Betfred (www.manutd.com/bet) prices the Reds at 6/5 favourites with Chelsea now at 15/8 following their draw in the West London derby at Craven Cottage. Frank Lampard seemed to have secured a win when his brace overturned Fulham's early lead through Clint Dempsey, but the latter equalised in the last minute to dent Chelsea's challenge.

Liverpool are still only third favourites at 11/4, despite scoring five goals away at Newcastle. The Magpies are 5/1 to be relegated after losing 5-1 to Rafa Benitez's men.

Stoke are favourites to

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TeamPGDPts
1Chelsea4+912
2Aston Villa4+310
3Swansea City4+39
4Southampton4+57
5Manchester City4+37
6Tottenham Hotspur4+27

Results: 28-30 Dec


Arsenal 1-0 Portsmouth
Blackburn 2-2 Man City
Bolton 0-1 Wigan
Everton 3-0 Sunderland
Fulham 2-2 Chelsea
Hull 0-1 Aston Villa
United 1-0 Middlesbrough
Newcastle 1-5 Liverpool
West Brom 2-0 Tottenham
West Ham 2-1 Stoke

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