A veteran of two FIFA World Cups™, Stoke City striker Peter Crouch has certainly left has mark on the international stage, a fact, he tells FIFA.com, that was aided by a trip to the 1999 edition of the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Nigeria.
Manchester United beat West Bromwich Albion as Manchester City kept pace with the leaders thanks to a thrilling 4-3 win at Norwich City. Elsewhere, Stoke City and Southampton drew 3-3 and Aston Villa again lost heavily.
Stoke City suffered their first loss of the UEFA Europa League campaign as Besiktas, spurred on by a noisy home crowd in Instanbul, clinched a 3-1 win and top spot in Group E.
Stoke City are into the UEFA Europa League knockout stages after drawing with Dynamo Kyiv, Sporting ensured qualification as group winners, but a surprise defeat has left Paris Saint-Germain in trouble.
FIFA.com rounds up the latest deals in the international transfer market and finds a surprising lack of activity among the big guns of world football.
Carlton Cole, Robert Green, Scott Parker and Matthew Upson could all be heading out of West Ham United if the club are relegated from the Premier League.