Grin of the Week


Has to go to France's most petulant teenager, Nicolas Anelka. Moments after the sombre striker crisply drilled the first of his two goals against England on Wednesday night, his trademark exhibition of sullenness was eclipsed by a pretty dazzling grin.

"Is that the trace of a smile?," wondered ITV's Clive Tyldsley delightedly.

"I think that's the first I've seen of that in . . . a year or so." However, as though to make up for his unwarranted display of merriment, Anelka is reportedly demanding an immediate move to the Spanish league.