ONE punter was left heartbroken as he missed out on a whopping £36,000 thanks to Manchester City’s draw.

Pep Guardiola’s side dominated the first half and led at RB Leipzig in their Champions League last-16 first leg thanks to Riyad Mahrez’s finish.

Manchester City were held to a 1-1 draw at RB Leipzig


Manchester City were held to a 1-1 draw at RB LeipzigCredit: Getty
It was heartbreak as this incredible bet fell short


It was heartbreak as this incredible bet fell shortCredit: Twitter

But Joski Gvardiol headed in a crucial header to earn a 1-1 draw – and no doubt leave the gambler gutted.

To make matters worse, City were somehow denied a stonewall penalty in injury time despite a blatant handball that VAR didn’t even check.

The Twitter user and Tottenham fan, Connor, shared his five-fold accumulator an hour before kick-off in Germany.

He had placed £300 at 120-1 – with returns of £36,057.65.

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The four horses he had backed – 2-1 Patient Dream and 7-4 Seigneur Des As at Ludlow, 2-1 Fleurman at Newcastle and 13-8 The Connector at Punchestown – all came in.

And that left Connor with a decision to make – bank on City to do the business at Leipzig with odds of 17-20 to get the win.

Or he could cash out for a cool £17,754.28 before a ball was kicked to save himself the stress of sitting through the European clash.

According to Footy Accumulators on Twitter, he opted to stick it out, even once he was offered a £28,000 cash out.

Fans were divided on his tactics and gave differing advice.

One said: “Take and run don’t risk it.”

Another wrote: “Please take the money that already is life-changing – why risk £28k for an extra £8k?”

But a third added: “Keep going City look good.”

And a final user replied: “Minerals. Go for it.”

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