It seems Manchester City's plummeting form and league position will hit the pocket of at least one broker.

Manchester-based Blues fan Alec Finch bet London-based, Texas-reared Manchester United fan Mike Williams that City would finish within 15 points of Manchester United at the end of the season.

Until just a few weeks ago, Finch looked a winner. But after a run of losses for City and a surge of United form, the bet looks like being banked in London.