From the Evening Standard's 'Match of the Day' column:
British diplomats have not had so much fun for years. France's President Sarkozy was ever more desperate to claim credit for the banking rescue. But Brown stole the show. The PM normally slinks in late for EU summits but he arrived early to hog the limelight. Then he hijacked the announcement of a G8 crisis meeting by calling a sneaky British press conference.
Sarkozy, the summit chairman, tried to catch up by re-announcing everything. But while he kept calling it "the European Plan" others talked about "the Brown Plan".
Gordon Brown v Nicolas Sarkozy
Ground: Brussels Kick off: Noon Score: Brown 3, Sarkozy 0