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Man City's Ireland avoids rap over Superman celebration

Stephen Ireland will escape punishment over his bizarre goalscoring celebration after scoring the winner against Sunderland on Monday night.

In front of a live TV audience, the Manchester City midfielder pulled down his shorts to reveal a pair of skimpy briefs, sporting a Superman logo, after netting the goal which sealed the 1-0 win over Sunderland.

Sven-Goran Eriksson admitted the Football Association may have wanted to take action against the 21-year-old, who has had his fair share of troubles already this term.

However, the FA have instead wisely decided merely to remind Ireland of his responsibilities to the game, a move which amounts to little more than a gentle wrap on the knuckles.

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