Accumulator heartbreak!


An online punter missed out on a £175,000 payout this evening, after Wilfried Bony’s last minute winner for Swansea against Manchester United denied the unlucky customer a full house of 15 out of 15 winning football predictions.

“The punter had correctly predicted the outcome of 14 out of 14 FA Cup matches on our unique Football jackpot pool bet, and required a draw at Old Trafford to land the jackpot of £187,922.10 for just a £1 stake, but Bony’s 90th minute winner for the Welsh side proved to be heartbreaking for both the customer and Manchester United fans, although he did collect the consolation prize of £12,264.10 for getting 14 out of 15 correct,” said bookie spokesman David Stevens.

“We weren’t able to contact the customer before the final match, so we don’t yet know if he was aware how close he came to landing the jackpot, we almost hope for his sake he didn’t, as that final goal at Old Trafford would have been rather painful!” added Stevens.

*Winning selections:

Bolton v Blackpool – Home win
Brighton v Reading – Home win
Bristol City v Watford – Draw
Everton v QPR – Home win
Middlesbrough v Hull – Away win
Newcastle v Cardiff – Away win
Norwich v Fulham – Draw
Southampton v Burnley – Home win
Stoke v Leicester – Home win
West Brom v Crystal Palace – Away win
Yeovil v Leyton Orient – Home win
Arsenal v Tottenham – Home win
Nottingham Forest v West Ham – Home win
Derby v Chelsea – Away win
Manchester United v Swansea – Needed a draw