A round up of sporting headlines from national newspapers including news from Chelsea, West Ham, Newcastle United, and Swansea City.
DAILY TELEGRAPH: Swansea City reached their first major cup final in their long history on a day where football surely reached a first: a player kicking a ballboy. Also: Birmingham City have lowered their initial fee for Jack Butland in a desperate attempt to generate interest from Premier League clubs.
THE SUN: Eden Hazard was forced to issue a grovelling apology after seeing red in extraordinary circumstances when he kicked a ballboy during Swansea’s Capital One Cup defeat of Chelsea. Also: West Ham boss Sam Allardyce watched in horror as Dan Potts suffered a sickening injury in his team’s crushing defeat...Aston Villa were so confident of beating Bradford they rejected a deal to split any Wembley profits with the League Two side.