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Crystal Palace and Newcastle complete 98/1 Premier League double over Manchester United and Tottenham

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The third weekend of the Premier League season saw the away teams dominate proceedings. Seven of the 10 visiting teams took maximum points from their respective matches. A pre-game double of Crystal Palace to beat Manchester United and Newcastle United to beat Tottenham would have paid 98/1 (99.0) with bet365.

Five of the weekend’s away wins came on Saturday. That was a record on a single day in the Premier League with a maximum of six games played, according to Opta.

Crystal Palace to beat Manchester United – 8/1

Crystal Palace were the biggest priced winners of the day. Roy Hodsgon’s side had taken one point from two fixtures prior to their trip to Manchester United, who had begun the campaign in promising fashion.

Bet365 made the Eagles 8/1 (9.0) outsiders to leave Old Trafford with a win before the action got underway. Goals from Jordan Ayew and Patrick van Aanholt were enough to give the visitors three points.

Marcus Rashford missed a second-half penalty for the hosts. However, United looked to have rescued a point when Daniel James struck in the 89th minute. It was not to be though as Van Aanholt’s shot squeezed past David De Gea in the dying seconds.

Palace had never beaten United in the Premier League before. Sunday though brought an even more unlikely away victory according to the bookmakers.

Newcastle United to beat Tottenham Hotspur – 10/1

Steve Bruce’s arrival at Newcastle United was widely seen as a significant downgrade after Rafael Benitez’s departure. Back-to-back defeats to kick-off the season did little to dispel the feeling that the Magpies were in for a tough campaign. Indeed, the club are still 11/8 (2.38) second-favorites for relegation this term.

Tottenham had won each of the last four head-to-head meetings between the teams. As such, bet365 offered 10/1 (11.0) on Newcastle coming out on top in North London. A solitary goal from club-record signing Joelinton gave Bruce a first competitive win in charge of his boyhood club.

Mauricio Pochettino criticised his team’s defending and explained his players were still unsettled over the future of Christian Eriksen. The Denmark international has been linked with a move away from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. There are a few days still to go until the European transfer window closes on Monday 2nd September. It’s unlikely Eriksen will move on at this point, but the attacking midfielder has only started once in the league so far this season.

Backing the two big-priced underdogs in a double would have paid 98/1 (99.0) with bet365. Putting each of the seven away Premier League wins into an accumulator would have been paid out at over 5000/1 based on the starting prices available at oddsportal.com. Other notable winners included Southampton and West Ham who were both 23/10 (3.30) to win their respective matches on Saturday.

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