Golden honour for Freddie

Frederic Piquionne has been showing off the golden ball he received for the 10,000th Barclays Premier League goal scored with a Nike match ball.

The goal last weekend was scored in the 29th minute of the match with Tottenham Hotspur at the Boleyn Ground, and was netted with the Nike Total 90 Tracer.

Freddie had to dash straight off after the match so was unable to collect his prize but finally got his hands on the ball on Friday afternoon.

He said: "I am very happy to win this, especially because it was such an important goal. The main thing was that the team were able to win and I just want to score more goals.

"It is good for me to be the one who scored the 10,000th [with the Nike ball in the Premier League]. When my children read the history of the Premier League they will see their father in there."

The France forward is looking to repeat the feat against Fulham this weekend and is eager to savour the experience he had when celebrating that Spurs strike.

"The fans were very happy, everyone was with me celebrating. I was saying 'Thank you' to Mark [Noble for the assist]. We stayed in the corner and the fans were coming towards us. It was a very good atmosphere.

"We need that again against Fulham and we need to play well. We want three points to move up the table, we need to win."

Nike, official ball supplier to the Barclays Premier League for the last ten seasons, has unveiled a limited edition golden match ball to celebrate this landmark. Only 100 golden balls have been produced and are available to buy now from