Unlikely 200/1 Feyenoord-Man City Bet Sees Three Punters Win Big
Manchester City rolled over Feyenoord in their opening Champions League group game last night, swatting aside Giovanni van Bronckhorst' side 4-0 in Rotterdam.
A rare two-goal haul from John Stones, sandwiched in between strikes from City's deadly strike partnership of Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus gave City a second convincing victory in a matter of days.
City fans are understandably delighted, given the performance against the Dutch champions was one of the best under Pep Guardiola, and three lucky punters will have been very pleased as an unlikely bet came in relating to last night's game.
John Stones' brace last night meant he was already equalled his goalscoring tally from the whole of last season, while it also gave the trio of betters a tidy pay-out.
Given that he had only scored four senior career goals going into the game, Stones was the definite of an outside bet to bag two goals last night - particularly with Jesus and Aguero in frightening form. With Sky Bet, you could get odds of 200/1 for the Barnsley Beckenbauer to notch twice. Three people made the rare call to back and were rewarded.
:raised_hands: Three customers backed John Stones to score a brace at 200/1.- Sky Bet (@SkyBet) September 13, 2017
:joy: Genuinely unbelievable. pic.twitter.com/QOS0J3YbGw
An imperious display from the 23-year old, was capped off by a header that trickled over the line two minutes in, before he was it again in the second half, nodding home from a typically inviting delivery from Kevin De Bruyne.
John Stones: Has scored three goals in his last three Champions League appearances- WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) September 13, 2017
John Stones has scored three goals in his last three UCL games...- Henry:zap: (@MendyMadness) September 14, 2017
That's more than Anthony Martial has in 14 UCL games.
Sky Bet have since admitted that the stakes placed weren't exactly megabucks, as the highest stake was £2.00 and therefore the maximum amount won was £400 but it's still a hell of a win - and it all adds up after all!
Pep Guardiola sung the praises of Stones after the game, noting that he still has to improve but he has the time and ability to do so.
"There is no doubt about his quality," the City boss said in his post-match press conference, as quoted by The Independent.
"His two goals were so important. John knows what is the gap and where he has to improve, defending the duels, but he's so young and he is able to achieve that. When he does, he will become an exceptional central defender."
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