Bookies 0, punters 7m as high-scoring matches bring winners and losers

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Bookies 0, punters 7m as high-scoring matches bring winners and losers
A glut of high scoring games and favourites winning in the Premiership has set the gambling industry on one of its worst runs of luck in living memory.

Matches such as last weekend's Manchester derby, which ended in a 4-3 victory for the home side, and England's
5-1 trouncing of Croatia have cost bookies millions.

One firm, Sporting Index, lost 350,000 on last weekend's victory for Manchester United over Manchester City alone, two goals in extra time costing the firm dear.

Wayne Lincoln, Sporting Index trading spokesman said: "We have taken an absolute hammering, especially in the high profile games.

"The Manchester derby was one of our worst games in the last five years."
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By Jonathan Russell
 
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