Sunderland’s victory against Manchester City brings bumper payout for William Hill punter

Sebastian Larsson shoots wide in Sunderland's win at Peterborough.
Sebastian Larsson shoots wide in Sunderland's win at Peterborough.
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THE Black Cats recent unlikely win over table-topping Manchester City helped one lucky punter win more than £7,000 – on just a £5 bet.

The lucky supporter staked the amount on three of the most improbable Premier League results of the season earlier this month.

He won £7,590 when they all proved correct.

The unnamed Everton fan successfully predicted that strugglers Blackburn Rovers would win at Manchester United, mid-table Aston Villa would win at Chelsea and Sunderland would beat Premier League leaders City.

Rovers stunned United 3-2 and Villa won 3-1 at Stamford Bridge earlier this month, while a last-gasp goal earned Sunderland a 1-0 home win over The Blues.

The odds on the punter being successful were massive.

A spokesman for bookmakers William Hill said: “To find three of the least predictable results of the season and put them in a virtually impossible treble leaves us very relieved he was only prepared to risk a fiver on the outcome.

“The Blackburn game saw the biggest winning Premier League odds we have ever offered, 22-1 for them to win at Old Trafford and by adding Sunderland and Villa to the mix, the lucky punter beat odds of 1517-1.”