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Betting Special: Manchester City 7/2 to scoop quadruple after Swansea comeback

13:53 SAST 2019/03/18
Sergio Aguero Manchester City 2018-19
Pep Guardiola's side kept their hopes of winning all four trophies alive with a dramatic turnaround victory from 2-0 down at the Liberty Stadium

Manchester City's hopes of an unprecedented trophy quadruple looked to be in serious danger on Saturday evening.

2-0 down against Championship side Swansea City, Pep Guardiola's side appeared to be on their way out of the FA Cup at the quarter final stage.

bet365’s Steve Freeth said: “Swansea looked to be coming to the bookies’ rescue in quashing all of the talk about the Man City quad.”

Three goals in the final 20 minutes of the match, though, ensured City's place in the final four of the competition. It's now 7/2 (4.50) that the club go on to claim all four titles available this season, having already scooped the Carabao Cup at Wembley last month.

Despite their perilous position in the match, the bookmakers weren't taking many chances with the visitors, especially with Guardiola opting for a strong line-up and piling on the pressure after half-time.

Just moments before Bernado Silva's strike in the 69th minute, bet365 were 13/2 (7.50) about the Premier League champions winning the game in normal time. While that's a tasty price for those who managed to get on board before City made the breakthrough, it implied there was still around a 13 per cent chance of an away win in 90 minutes.

Nine minutes later a Sergio Aguero penalty hit the post but rebounded off Swans keeper Kristopffer Nordfeldt and into the back of the net to level the tie. The Argentine - who came on a 64th minute substitute - capped off an impressive cameo with a controversial winner as full time approached. VAR wasn't in use at the Liberty Stadium but replays suggest Aguero has strayed offside prior to putting City in front.

Manchester United's exit at Molineux later in the day certainly helped City's FA Cup claims according to the bookmakers. bet365 are just 1/3 (1.33) about Guardiola's side getting the better of Brighton in the semi-finals before coming out on top against the winner of Wolves and Watford at Wembley to complete a domestic cup double.

It was a favourable draw for the market leaders in the Champions League on Friday, too. Having avoided the likes of Barcelona, Juventus and Liverpool, City are now 2/1 (from 11/4) to be crowned the best team in Europe this term.

The 7/2 (4.50) about a trophy quadruple may not appeal to many punters at this late stage, but those who backed City to sweep the board at prices up to 150/1 (151.0) with bet365 earlier in the season have a chance of an impressive pay-out at the end of the campaign.

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.

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