Punter cashes in on Norwich’s Championship title

Title for Canaries seals big win for punter

With Norwich’s Championship title success this season, one punter (and Canaries fan) pocketed more than £1,600 on their success. The punter, 73-year-old Trevor Milton had made three separate bets on Norwich at the start of the season, backing them to get the league title.

Just a few games into the season, Milton placed a £5 each way on them coming out on top, at a price of 50/1. He made a second £25 each-way bet at 40/1, followed by a £20 win-only bet in November when the odds dropped to 4/1.

Canaries overcome tough start

Norwich didn’t actually have a great start to the season at all. In their first six games of the campaign, they went W1 D2 L3 only, two of those defeats happening on home soil against West Brom and Leeds. But the Canaries went on to lose just three more games across the course of the campaign.

The Canaries finished the season on a 14 match undefeated streak of form, and with a 27 match scoring streak. They took a while to actually wrap things up as far as the title was concern. That is because in April they went on a four-match sequence of drawn games and it meant that come the final day of the season they could have still been caught.

Norwich make fans wait

For the Canaries not to have won the title on the final day of the season, they would have to have lost and Sheffield United had to win their game. The title issues was put to bed though with the Canaries impressing in a 2-1 victory at the playoff-bound Aston Villa.

Business own Mr Milton said: “I liked the youngsters in the squad and the mix of players, and I could see something.

“The league is not that good and I could see the enthusiasm from the youngsters and thought it was worth a punt.”

He said the £1,625 winnings were paid directly into his account by Bet365 at 2 pm on Sunday. Milton explained that he intends to back Norwich to get a top ten finish in the Premier League next season.

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