So, we all knew Premier League giants Chelsea were going to lose at home to third-tier Bradford City, reigning PL champs Manchester City would lose at home to second-tier Middlesbourgh, Champions League chasing Tottenham would lose to bottom side Leicester City and third-placed Southampton would lose at home to relegation haunted Crystal Palace in the FA Cup last weekend… right!?
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No? Well, one lucky lady from London thought those bizarre set of results would come to fruition, as Rose Leigh popped into her local bookmakers and placed a $3 bet on five huge underdogs winning on Saturday. And, somehow, she won.
Leigh explained to BBC 5 Live that she “went as white as a sheet” and “started to shake” when she realized the bet had come in. The $3 bet won her over $24,000 and she will use the money to help her and her boyfriend buy a house. So, as Jose Mourinho, Manuel Pellegrini and Mauricio Pochettino sulk after being dumped out of the FA Cup, at least someone profited from it. Big time.
Below is a picture of the bet Leigh made (which was an accumulator, meaning all five teams had to win, otherwise she lost) as she picked out five FA Cup wins for away teams. Incredible.