Jack Wilshere's first start in an England shirt under Roy Hodgson felt like a new dawn.
André Villas-Boas has admitted that Tottenham Hotspur must qualify for the Champions League in order to keep Gareth Bale from the clutches of predatory clubs, with Real Madrid preparing an offer for the player in the summer.
After all the issues surrounding England's previous shortcomings, the lack of finesse in Euro 2012 and the recurring habit of not taking enough care of the ball, the focus for Roy Hodgson has suddenly switched to a new "problem".
Sunday evening: Emmanuel Adebayor's Togo exit the Africa Cup of Nations to Burkina Faso.
Hedge fund billionaire David Einhorn is suing Apple to force the company to return more of its $137bn (£87bn) cash pile to shareholders.
The next Xbox console may require a permanent online connection and could rule out the pre-owned games market, Edge magazine has reported.
It's the seventeenth century. The bubonic plague has spread across Europe and the last survivors huddle together in fear for their lives and for the future of the human race. But who cares about those losers – in Death Inc, you play as the Grim Reaper. Your aim: extermination.
Arsenal have a real headache defensively. Surely their worst nightmares are not about to come true?
Manchester United have been linked with signing Robert Lewandowski this summer, and with the striker expected to move on, wouldn't it be a story if one of their former players replaced him? Well that may just happen...