A 45th minute goal from Billy Sharp helped one Ladbrokes customer land £21,000 from a £2 stake by half-time in Saturday’s 3pm matches.
The plucky online punter picked eight teams to be winning their games by the halfway stage.
But with half-time whistles being blown around the country, our mystery bettor looked to be in trouble, with only seven of his eight selections winning.
Thankfully for our eight-fold hero, Billy Sharp popped up at the back post at Bramall Lane to give Sheffield United the lead against Wigan Athletic and save the bet.
Elsewhere, half-time leads for Nottingham Forest, Peterborough United, Colchester United, Wrexham, AFC Fylde, Newport County and Sunderland ensured the punter pocketed a whopping £21,224.72.
Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “What a weekend our plucky punter had. Sheffield United’s Billy Sharp played a huge part in this success story but full credit goes to the brains behind this bet!”
Ladbrokes Latest Betting:
BET SLIP IN FULL
To be winning at half-time
Nottingham Forest (v Leeds) – 4/1
Peterborough (v Burton) – 5/2
Colchester (v Lincoln) – 27/10
Wrexham (v Chesterfield) – 13/5
AFC Fylde (v Maidenhead United) – 15/8
Newport County (v Morecambe) – 31/20
Sunderland (v Southend) – 17/10
Sheffield United (v Wigan) – 13/10
TOTAL STAKE – £2
TOTAL RETURNS – £21,224.72
All Odds and Markets correct as of date of publication