It will always be a case of 'what if' for Kevin Prince Boateng. However, after been handed a lifeline by Las Palmas, he is intent on taking it.
Jordan Henderson impressed while Wayne Rooney did not as Gareth Southgate got his reign in charge of England off to a solid start.
The Tottenham Hotspur man was photographed with his Manchester United counterpart after the game.
Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge found the net for England on Saturday night.
The 26-year-old joined Aston Villa for £15 million in the summer.
Sebastian Vettel has denied he has fallen out with Maurizio Arrivabene after the Ferrari principal said the driver must earn his place after next season and also cast doubt over the German’s future with the team.
Tiger Woods kept a low profile in his role as a vice-captain as the USA took a comprehensive win in the Ryder Cup after a hard-fought match and some quite brilliant golf but he will be unable to escape the spotlight when he returns to the course as a player on Thursday.
Gareth Southgate had instructed his first lineup as senior manager to be brave and play with style, with neither aspiration particularly easy to achieve against massed ranks of Maltese defence.
Enter, the temp-to-perm caretaker.
Albeit the success of 2015 may influence his thinking, Jordan Spieth will place team success over that of an individual variety during the next fortnight. When asked which he would cherish more, a FedEx or Ryder Cup, Spieth’s desire to be part of a winning USA contingent at Hazeltine was abundantly clear for merely the latest time.
Tim Finchem, the outgoing head of the PGA Tour, believes golf’s showing at the Olympics will be sufficient to see the sport retained in the Games for the “long term”.