Israel and the United States clashed furiously over the Iran nuclear talks Tuesday, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warning the deal under discussion would leave his country open to annihilation. With Netanyahu in Washington to deliver an impassioned address to the US Congress, President Barack Obama hit back immediately, scoffing that he had presented no idea of his own to contain the Iranian threat. Netanyahu's party faces a close-fought Israeli parliamentary election in two weeks time and he has been accused in some quarters of imperilling Israel's close ties with Washington for personal political gain.
Christian Benteke scored a nerveless stoppage-time penalty as Aston Villa edged West Bromwich Albion 2-1 on Tuesday to earn new manager Tim Sherwood a precious first Premier League victory. Sherwood, who succeeded the sacked Paul Lambert last month, celebrated jubilantly at the final whistle after what could prove a turning point in his bid to prevent Villa succumbing to a first relegation in 28 years. "We hadn't won in 12 Premier League games and had to buck that trend. Gabriel Agbonlahor put the hosts in front in the 15th minute at Villa Park, running onto Benteke's flick-on and sliding the ball past Ben Foster.