Arsenal winger Theo Walcott was our star man after scoring and creating Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck's winner.
Theo Walcott pointed to England's comeback against Sweden as evidence the squad boast the necessary character, as well as bite, to progress and excel in the latter stages of the European Championship.
There are two images that endure. The first is of an airborne Andy Carroll, his eyes fixed on the ball as it careers over in a delicious arc from the right flank and the white flash of gritted teeth, his jaw fixed, an indication of the power he is straining to summon from heaving neck muscles.
A match that will be remembered for the extraordinary thunderstorm that led to the players leaving the pitch after little more than four minutes and play being suspended for the best part of an hour, ended with France cruising to a comfortable victory against a Ukraine side that never came close to reprising the impressive performance they produced against Sweden.
Michael Laudrup has made his first move into British football after being appointed the new manager of Swansea City. The Denmark legend marked his 48th birthday by signing a two-year contract to succeed Brendan Rodgers at the Liberty Stadium.
Brendan Rodgers has confirmed his interest in bringing Gylfi Sigurdsson to Liverpool but insisted his former club, Swansea City, should be given opportunity to complete the Iceland midfielder's proposed transfer.
Golf can be a humbling game, though this is clearly not enough for the masochists who run the US Open. They demand humiliation, complete and in public, and they got it on a Friday of carnage at the Olympic Club in San Francisco which saw the scoring head north and Rory McIlroy head to the airport.
When Mo Farah lined up against Kenenisa Bekele in Eugene, Oregon, two weeks ago, the race was billed as the battle of two great runners – the 5,000 metres world champion versus the legendary world record holder.
Two female US politicians were banned from addressing the Michigan house of representatives after one used the word "vagina" and the other tried to argue for regulating vasectomies during a debate over a controversial anti-abortion bill.
A group of activists from the Ukrainian feminist group Femen were reported on Friday night to have been kidnapped by unknown men in the city of Donetsk, the venue for Ukraine's Euro 2012 match against France.