MANCHESTER CITY’S dramatic title triumph cost a loyal Liverpool fan a £95,000 cash-out on a Quadruple accumulator bet.
With £367k at stake, Liverpudlian Tanya Hanley held firm on her £100 pre-season bet – but City’s late 3-2 comeback win over Aston Villa took the crown by a point.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp and Jordan Henderson show their dejection after a 3-1 win over Wolves failed to stop Man City winning the title
The cash-out sum had been growing since Liverpool won the Carabao Cup and the the FA Cup – both times courtesy of nerve-shredding shootouts.
And with barely 15 minutes of the Prem season remaining, Tanya must must have thought the Reds would snatch another tense last-gasp triumph – ahead of the Champions League final next Saturday.
Villa were 2-0 up at the Etihad and Liverpool were level at 1-1 against Wolves at Anfield but piling on the pressure.
Victory for Jurgen Klopp’s men and anything less than a City win would have dethroned Pep Guardiola’s men.
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Instead Ilkay Gundogan struck twice soon after coming on for City before Rodri clinched their 3-2 thriller.
Liverpool nicked their own late double for a 3-1 success – but in vain.
Betfair tweeted: “At 5:34pm on Sunday Tanya from Liverpool was looking at a £95,000 cash out offer from a £100 pre-season bet.
“She kept the faith only for Man City to pull off a stunning comeback at the Etihad.”
Tanya could have bagged £32,492 on her 3671-1 bet if she’d been ultra cautious and cashed out after Carabao Cup joy back in February.
That sum fluctuated – dropping to barely £5k last weekend when City beat Wolves 5-1.
And although Tanya’s proud stance cost her in the end, Liverpool fans might applaud her for putting it all on Reds.