It was a bumper weekend of sport, as the Premier League returned and welcomed back supporters with an abundance of goals. 

The action commenced on Friday evening as newcomers Brentford sprung an upset, as they defeated Arsenal, who were without Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette. It was a win that strengthened the case of The Bees to stay in the top flight, as their odds for relegation widened to around 9/4. 

On Saturday morning, Manchester United and Leeds United set the precedent for the weekend as they fired home an abundance of goals in a 5-1 win for the home side. 

United was bolstered by a hat trick by Bruno Fernandes, who moved into the fourth favourite to claim the golden boot at the end of the season, at odds of around 6/1. 

A goal glut followed in what was a positive day for those that back both teams to score and over 2.5 backers, as only Norwich, Wolves and Crystal Palace failed to score and Leicester’s win at the King Power was the only game in which over 2.5 goals weren’t bagged. 

On Sunday, the goals continued with Newcastle and West Ham engaging in a six-goal thriller, which saw the away side take the spoils by four goals to two. The weekend’s action concluded with Tottenham Hotspur causing a shock as 4/1 outsiders, in a narrow, but impressive win over Manchester City. 

Meanwhile, in the final ever fibresand race in Britain, Lord Torranaga, Billy Garritty and Phil Kirby all secured monumental wins at Southwell – ending an era in British racing. 

On the penultimate day of the five-day test against England, India gave themselves a glimmer of hope of turning a likely draw into a victory with solid second innings, however remain priced at 3/1 as England prepare to bat on the final day.

Weekend Review – Premier League welcomes back fans with an abundance of goals