It was another tough night for Rafa Benitez as Chelsea laboured to another 0-0 draw, this time at home to London rivals Fulham. The Blues are now a massive 7/1 to win the title after dropping behind the two Manchester rivals.
Manchester City beat Wigan 2-0 including an absolute peach of a strike from James Milner and Manchester United won 1-0 against West Ham with Robin Van Persie giving them the lead after just 33 seconds. United have been cut to evens for the title with City now 11/8 to retain their crown.
A point at home to Norwich wasn’t enough to claw Southampton out of the danger zone and the saints are now 10/11 for the drop.
Eleswhere in last night’s action Arsenal and Everton played out a 1-1 draw and West Brom’s good start to the season suffered a blow as they were thumped 3-1 by Swansea. Gareth Bale had a stormer as Tottenham beat Liverpool 2-1 at White Hart Lane and Newcastle continued to struggle as they lost 2-1 away to Stoke.
Tiger Woods takes on the world in California in an end-of-season jolly at his World Challenge.
Actually he’s taking on 17 opponents that includes 13 Ryder Cup players.
But only Ian Poulter and Graeme McDowell are on the guest list from Team Europe so the Americans are still a bit pissed over having their asses kicked in Medinah last September.
It’s a win-win situation for Tiger who sponsors the event and has landed the winning $1m purse five times – including last year’s one-stroke triumph from Zach Johnson.
But Paddy Power punters are on winner too because if Tiger wins again this weekend, Paddy will refund all losing outright bets on the golfer(s) that finishes 2nd.
Racing today comes from Kempton, Newbury, Taunton, Uttoxeter and Thurles.
Incredibly all the meetings are still on despite the shocking weather and the dropping temperatures!
The Sun newspaper’s top tipster Templegate fancies Al Alfa in the 2.50pm at Taunton.
‘He’s shown promise in some fair novices’ hurdles this season and he will enjoy returning to today’s distance. It’s interesting Philip Hobbs fits a tongue tie for his handicap debut’.