Late Ibrahimovic goal wins Leeds fan £125,000

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A Leeds United fan found himself celebrating a goal by bitter rivals Manchester United - as the late winner landed him a £125,000 windfall.

David Newsholme, 38, from Holbeck, won half of Sky Bet's Super 6 prize pot after correctly guessing the scores of the selected Premiership matches.

Manchester United goalscorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Manchester United goalscorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic

All of Sky's pre-match favourites looked set for victory - apart from the Red Devils, who were drawing 1-1 with Crystal Palace until the 88th minute, when Zlatan Ibrahimovic fired home the winner on Wednesday night.

David's predictions came with combined odds of 244,000/1. He also correctly guessed that Manchester City would beat Watford 2-0, Liverpool would overcome Middlesbrough 0-3, Chelsea would win 0-1 at Sunderland, West Ham United would defeat Burnley 1-0 and Tottenham would beat Hull City 3-0 in the midweek fixtures.

He was presented with a cheque for his winnings by a professional Zlatan lookalike wearing replica United training kit at his Holbeck home.

“As a Leeds supporter I never like to see Man United score, but I’ll make an exception on this occasion!. I’ll forever be a Zlatan fan and even though he doesn’t need the money I might just send him a Christmas bonus!” said delighted David.

A huge Super 6 round is planned for Boxing Day, when £1million will be split between all players who correctly guess the six results.

Tony Burdin, chief executive of Sheffield Mutual Friendly Society

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