League One side Bradford City caused one of the biggest shocks in FA Cup history by beating Premier League leaders Chelsea 4-2 in an extraordinary match at Stamford Bridge.
The prices on offer underlined the magnitude of Bradford’s victory, with the Yorkshire side freely available at 25/1 before the game and upwards of 30/1 on leading exchange Betfair.
And the Bantams were also matched at 459/1 on Betfair when they went 2-0 down in the first half before goals from Jon Stead, Felipe Morais, Andy Halliday and Mark Yeates turned things around in spectacular fashion.
Being sent off at a general 25/1 makes Bradford’s win the biggest single upset in the last 10 years of the FA Cup, with the result coming on the same day that 11/1 chances Middlesbrough won at Manchester City.
City are second in the league table and the third-placed side also exited the FA Cup after a home defeat, Southampton going down 3-2 to 5/1 shots Crystal Palace.
All of which made it one of the most remarkable days in the competition’s history and the outright market, which was dominated by Chelsea and City, has been blown wide open.
It’s now headed by 3/1 chances Manchester United who themselves could only draw 0-0 away to League Two outfit Cambridge.