Why we paid out one punter’s bet of Watford to beat Manchester City 4-0…

Sergio Aguero might've got a hat-trick, but it was this punter who was left laughing as his bet lost (but also won)

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It’s been a pretty shit afternoon to be a Watford fan. It was absolutely pelting it down at Vicarage Road today, where Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City side came, saw and conquered.

They scored six goals for the first time under Pep – and for the first time since a 6-1 win over Newcastle in 2015.

It was probably more of a butchering than a win. A relentless battering of goals, where we would estimate at least one million shots were aimed at Heurelho Gomes, including a hat-trick for Sergio Aguero.

To put it simply: it was brutal. And if you’re a Watford fan you’ll be avoiding the watercooler at work for the foreseeable future.

So, what would posses one of our punters to back Watford to beat City 4-0 before the game? We’re not sure entirely, but we admire his ridiculous optimism.

When Paddy was on TalkSport on Friday, he hit Hawksbee and Jacob with a selection of our favourite hopeful punts ahead of the weekend’s football.

And because they’re sound, and so are we, we decided to pay this lad out before the game.

It was 425/1 to come in, and he was the first to back it, and was paid out on Friday after the show.

Well done mate, we can’t help but admire your positive attitude. And neither can the lads at TalkSport, it would seem.

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