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Bookies toast Man Utd’s £10,000,000 Wembley knock out

| 16.04.2011

THE BETTING INDUSTRY was toasting a £10m swing according to Ladbrokes as Manchester City ended hopes of a Manchester United treble at Wembley.

Bookies had been fearing a red-wash as punters latched on to the prospect of all three major trophies heading to Old Trafford.

But Roberto Mancini’s team rode to the rescue of the layers to end the United dream in what has been hailed as the most significant result of the season to date.

David Williams of Ladbrokes said: “It was the best result of the entire season for us. The United treble was giving us a major headache. Mancini is the toast of bookies across the land.

“The City 1-0 win was great, the outright book on the FA Cup looks great and the fact that United’s dream has been punctured is the icing on our cake.”

City are odds-on at 2/5 to lift the FA Cup. United are 11/4 to land the league title/Champions League double, but have been cut to 13/2 to finish the season with NO trophies.

Bolton are the 7/5 favourites to beat Stoke (2/1) in normal time at Wembley.

Ladbrokes latest odds:

FA Cup outright
2/5 Man City
7/2 Bolton
9/2 Stoke

Man Utd trophies
None – 13/2
One – 4/9
Two – 11/4



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.