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Barcelona Watt a shocker

Celtic's Tony Watt (second right) celebrates scoring during the UEFA Champions League match at Celtic Park, Glasgow.

Celtic's Tony Watt (second right) celebrates scoring during the UEFA Champions League match at Celtic Park, Glasgow.

A round-up of sports and football stories from the UK newspapers and websites including news from Chelsea, Manchester City, QPR, Arsenal, England, Manchester United, Celtic, Liverpool and Sweden.

THE SUN: Olympic hero Bradley Wiggins was in hospital last night after being knocked off his bike by a van driver. Also: Manchester United surged into the knockout stages of the Champions League after beating Braga - and a blackout.

DAILY MAIL: England manager Roy Hodgson is set to defy Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger on Thursday by naming midfielder Jack Wilshere in his squad to face Sweden next Wednesday, even though the 20-year-old is only just back from 15 monts out injured.

DAILY MIRROR: Arsenal are lining up a bid for QPR midfielder Adel Taarabt, 23, if their £7m pursuit of Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, 19, fails.

DAILY EXPRESS: Light shone on Chelsea’s Champions League campaign last night thanks to an injury-time goal from Victor Moses.

DAILY STAR: Long-term Manchester United target Filip Djuricic, a 20-year-old Serb attacking midfielder playing at Dutch side Heerenveen, might instead be heading to Liverpool.

THE DAILY TELEGRAPH: The day after Celtic officially recognised the 125th anniversary of their foundation, the class of 2012 delivered one of the finest European results in the club’s history. The 125 candles on Celtic’s birthday cake were outblazed by a result that flared around Europe as they handed Barcelona a first defeat of the season courtesy of a Victor Wanyama header and a dazzling strike on the break by 18-year-old Tony Watt, despite a frantic late rally that saw Lionel Messi score his inevitable goal.

THE TIMES: Chelsea needed a last-gasp goal from Victor Moses to see off Shakhtar Donetsk at Stamford Bridge last night and keep Roberto Di Matteo’s side on track to avoid the humiliation of becoming the first reigning champions to be eliminated at the group stage of the Champions League.

THE GUARDIAN: A day after Celtic officially recognised the 125th anniversary of their inception, the class of 2012 delivered one of the finest European results in their history. Also: With the first Test match against India just a week away, Graeme Swann has returned to England because of illness to his young daughter.

THE INDEPENDENT: Victor Moses’ stoppage-time winner rescued Chelsea’s Champions League campaign last night. Also: Graeme Swann, England’s leading spin bowler, returned home from India last night because his three-week-old daughter is ill.

TALKSPORT: Newcastle United are in a race with Italian champions Juventus for the signature of 23-year-old Toulouse midfielder Moussa Sissoko.

 

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