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Arsenal and Manchester United in top four price swap at Coral

Following a 2-1 victory in north London, Manchester United have been cut for a top four finish with Coral to 2/5 (from 4/6) and Arsenal have traded places with them in that market.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger will be ruing his misfiring forwards, as they missed a major chance to lay down a marker against a hugely depleted Red Devils defence.

Alexis Sanchez’s purple patch came to an end and, as a result, is now 14/1 to be Premier League top scorer at the end of the season.

That market looks to be a two-horse race, with Chelsea’s Diego Costa (7/4) and Manchester City hitman Sergio Aguero (6/5 favourite) tied together on 11 apiece.

Away from the upper echelons of the Premier League, Newcastle United continued their fine form by recording a sixth straight win, beating QPR 1-0. Alan Pardew’s Magpies are now even-money (from 2/1) to finish in the top half.

Hoops boss Harry Redknapp is now the 3/1 joint-favourite with Aston Villa counterpart Paul Lambert in the next Premier League manager to leave market. QPR now prop up the table, with one win in nine, and it’s even-money they are relegated.

Elsewhere in the scrap for survival, Burnley’s revival continued with a 2-1 away victory at Stoke City. Sean Dyche’s Clarets remain odds-on favourites for the drop, however, at 4/9 (from 2/9).

A late rally from 11/8 top six hopefuls Spurs consigned Hull City to a third straight defeat, so the Tigers’ price for relegation has almost halved to 3/1 (from 5/1).

Crystal Palace’s sensational 3-1 turnaround at home to Liverpool has done little to enhance their survival prospects, though. The Eagles are 7/4 to go down, while Brendan Rodgers’ Reds are out to 3/1 for a top four finish.

Despite a statement from the Anfield hierarchy saying his job is safe, Rodgers is available at 5/2 in a special market which says he is not in charge of Liverpool come the final Premier League game of the campaign.