In terms of betting engagement, it was a weekend filled with action as two fairytale stories captured the imagination of sports fans and punters. 

Firstly Cristiano Ronaldo returned to Old Trafford, with a triumphant performance as he bagged a couple of goals in a rousing victory for Manchester United over Newcastle. 

Speaking on the Star Sports Trader Chat podcast, Flynn Goward revealed that the 36-year-old moved to joint favorite with Romelu Lukaku to be crowned Premier League top scorer at the end of the season. 

Host Johnny Ward, however, underlined his point that he believes this is an overreaction of the bookmakers as he revealed that he believes the value is in Mohamed Salah at 5/1 to take the top goalscorer accolade. 

Ronaldo’s performance also led to a slight shift in the outright market as Manchester United moved in slightly to capture the title – with Goward detailing that a league title victory for Solsjkaer’s side or Liverpool would result in the biggest loss for the bookmakers.

It was also a dramatic weekend across the pond, as British starlet Emma Raducanu completed a remarkable story – by winning the US Open, having started the tournament as a 500/1 outsider. 

Her dramatic fall in price for the tournament was also replicated in the market for Sports Personality of the Year, as Goward revealed she is a shoe-in for that prize. She is also well-backed for next year’s Wimbledon, in a tournament that is set to capture the imagination of the UK as fans become enthralled with her story. 

The NFL also returned this week as the pair discussed the markets and offers for the upcoming season, with the LA Rams being the biggest market movers after a hefty week one win. 

Star Sports Trader Chat: Raducanu and Ronaldo get the markets moving after dramatic weekend