Late Cristiano Ronaldo drama, a close friend of Usain Bolt, and a blossoming bee dominated another drama-filled weekend of Premier League action
- Brentford's Ivan Toney and Aston Villa's Leon Bailey were the star's of the weekend's Premier League action.
- Bailey was voted Man of the Match as Villa beat Everton despite only playing for 21 minutes.
- Elsewhere, Cristiano Ronaldo scored again as Manchester United beat West Ham.
Brentford striker Ivan Toney stole the show as Thomas Frank's newly promoted side continued its fine start to the Premier League season with an impressive 2-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux.
The 25-year-old striker opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the 28th minute after he was bundled over in the box by Fernando Marcal.
He then turned provider for his side's second, shrugging off the challenge of Max Kilman and finding Bryan Mbeumo at the back post, who tapped home for his first ever top-flight goal.
"What a player. What a mentality. What a presence," Frank told BT Sport after the match.
"[Wolves] made the penalty on him and he executed it himself. It was also a fantastic assist and he was ever present all over the pitch."
Toney began his career with League Two side Northampton Town before being snapped up by Premier League outfit Newcastle United in 2015.
After just two substitute appearances for the Magpies, however, he spent the next three years on-loan with various clubs in the Football League.
He joined Peterborough United permanently in 2018, scoring 49 goals across two seasons to earn a move to Brentford.
In his debut season in London, he scored a Championship record 31 goals as Brentford won the title and earned promotion to England's top flight.
"A few opponents when we go down say you're not in the Championship now," the striker told Match of the Day.
"They disrespect us and that pushes us on even more. A few teams underestimate us and we just go out there and do what we've been doing.
"We fear nobody."
Bailey's blistering cameo
Aston Villa was on course for a goalless draw against Everton on Saturday when Leon Bailey entered the field with just over an hour played.
A stunning performance from the Jamaican winger, who is a close friend of Usain Bolt's, however, helped Dean Smith's side storm to a resounding 3-0 win as it scored three goals in just nine minutes.
Full-back Matty Cash scored Villa's first moments after Bailey came on, before Everton's Lucas Digne headed Bailey's corner into his own net.
The substitute winger then got in on the act himself, smashing home a superb half-volley after he was fed in-behind by Danny Ings.
Bailey had to be withdrawn through injury in the 82nd minute.
Despite only being on the field for 21 minutes, the 24-year-old was voted as Man of the Match.
-Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) September 19, 2021
"I'm happy to be here, just grateful I was able to do what I did in the 21 minutes that I was on the pitch," said Bailey, who signed from German side Bayer Leverkusen this summer.
Late drama at Old Trafford
Cristiano Ronaldo was again at the heart of things for Manchester United as it maintained its unbeaten start to the Premier League season with a 2-1 victory over West Ham on Sunday.
United went behind in the 30th minute at the London Stadium courtesy of a deflected goal from Said Benrahma.
Ronaldo levelled just minutes later, prodding home his fourth goal in three matches since returning to Old Trafford last month.
Things came to an exciting climax late on when United substitute Jesse Lingard, who spent part of last season on-loan at West Ham, scored in the 89th minute.
With seconds left to play, the Hammers were then awarded a penalty after a hand ball in the box from Luke Shaw.
West Ham captain Mark Noble was introduced as a substitute to take the spot kick, however, HE saw his effort saved by United keeper David De Gea.
-Squawka Football (@Squawka) September 19, 2021
Elsewhere across the weekend, Chelsea produced a masterclass performance, led by veteran defender Thiago Silva to sweep aside London rivals Tottenham Hotspur 3-0, while Liverpool beat Crystal Palace by the same scoreline.
Arsenal beat Burnley 1-0, Watford smashed struggling Norwich 3-1, Brighton beat Leicester 2-1, and Manchester City and Southampton saw out a 0-0 draw.
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