Shocks? Not to punter who won £16,000

A SELECT group of lucky punters benefited from backing an unlikely-looking FA Cup Bradford City and Middlesbrough double at 200-1 with Ladbrokes.

The betting firm say 113 people landed the amazing 200-1 Yorkshire double as part of a Saturday of humblings for Premier League sides.

Bradford were 
200-1 in running with Coral and Ladbrokes when falling 2-0 behind to Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea before amazingly winning 4-2 while Middlesbrough shocked Premier League champions Manchester City 2-0 at the Etihad.

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Coral also revealed that one punter won £16,000 from a £2 accumulator which included Bradford, Middlesbrough and Leicester. The latter were also surprise 2-1 winners, at Tottenham.

Crystal Palace were another, 3-2 victors at Southampton, while a slippery Saturday for short-priced favourite backers was capped by Liverpool’s failure to beat Bolton at Anfield as the visitors left with a goalless draw.

The chaos followed Manchester United’s inability to win at Cambridge United in a goalless draw on Friday evening.

The Premier League sides at least hit back yesterday with West Ham and Arsenal winning at Bristol City and Brighton respectively while Aston Villa defeated Championship leaders Bournemouth.

William Hill spokesperson Joe Crilly said: “Saturday has seen some of the most unlikely results in the history of the FA Cup. It is absolutely astonishing.”