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Dad wins $16,000 betting on son

  • Reuters, Thursday, September 27, 2012 9:07 PM

Ten years ago Mick Tunnicliffe placed a 100-pound bet that his son would one day play for Manchester United's first team.

On Wednesday, the 19-year-old Ryan Tunnicliffe made his debut in Man United's 2-1 League Cup win over Newcastle United and Mick collected 10,000 pounds ($16,100).

Mick had also placed a bet of 100 pounds at the same time with bookmaker William Hill at 350-1 odds that the youngster would play for England.

"We will obviously be paying close attention to the progress of Ryan's career in the future," William Hill spokesman Graham Sharpe said in a statement.

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