Punter wins over £15,000 from a 50p bet on Saturday's Premier League action

Jamie Vardy

The Premier League returned on Saturday following the international break with Jose Mourinho getting off to a winning start as manager of Tottenham Hotspur at West Ham United.

We then saw Arsenal fail to win yet again, Liverpool score another late goal to earn a victory and champions Manchester City beat a spirited Chelsea 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium.

Eight Premier League fixtures took place in total, and as many people do, one fan decided to take an unlikely shot at winning thousands of pounds by building a harmless 50p accumulator.

Eight bets were placed and they involved four of the 15:00 kick-offs: Arsenal 2-2 Southampton, Bournemouth 1-2 Wolves, Brighton 0-2 Leicester City and Everton 0-2 Norwich City.

Let's take a look at exactly how one punter used yellow cards (and Jamie Vardy) to turn 50p into more than £15,000.

Yellow cards feature in incredible bet

Most football bets that get made usually concern which team is going to win or who is going to score (and when), but this bettor relied almost exclusively on players getting booked.

Sokratis clashes with a Southampton player at the Emirates

As you'll see in the full Bet365 bet slip below, seven of the punter's eight selections were predicting players from six different teams to pick up a yellow card - and they all did.

Dale Stephens received a yellow card in the 48th-minute of Brighton's loss to Leicester, which was sealed by Vardy's re-taken penalty kick late on.

Vardy strikes a penalty at Brighton

In Everton's damaging home defeat to Norwich, Morgan Schneiderlin and Maximilian Aarons were both cautioned for handball and an argument respectively.

Wolves' Romain Saiss and Bournemouth's Philip Billing earned yellow cards before a goal was scored at the Vitality Stadium, and Arsenal's struggles sorted this punter right out.

The last portion of the bet required both Sokratis and Matteo Guendouzi to get booked and the latter's yellow card came in the 89th-minute - someone's heart would've been in their mouth.

Matteo Guendouzi during a league match with Crystal Palace

So, thanks to seven yellow cards and Vardy getting on the scoresheet, one fan remarkably managed to generate returns of £15,533.15 from a measly 50p bet.

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