A round-up of sports and football stories from the UK newspapers and websites including news from Arsenal, England, Manchester United, Celtic, Newcastle, Tottenham and Blackpool.
DAILY MIRROR: Furious Arsene Wenger last night launched an angry attack on Roy Hodgson’s decision to call up Jack Wilshere. also, Inter Milan are ready to pounce for Arsenal right-back Bacary Sagna, 29, next summer.
DAILY STAR: Newcastle boss Alan Pardew hailed his side after they roared back with two goals in three minutes to keep their Europa League campaign on track.
THE SUN: Fabio Capello was last night accused of allowing Victor Moses to slip through England’s hands. Also, Tottenham and Newcastle join the race to sign Blackpool’s Tom Ince, 20, with the midfielder’s contract expiring in June.
DAILY MAIL: Jermain Defoe’s hat-trick gave Tottenham fans even more to sing about last night after the Metropolitan Police reassured them they will not face prosecution for using the word ‘Yid’ in matchday chants. Also, Manchester United are stepping up their interest in 21-year-old Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama, who scored against Barcelona on Wednesday.
DAILY EXPRESS: Referee Mark Clattenburg was last night being grilled by FA investigators over the allegation that he racially abused midfielder John Obi Mikel.
THE INDEPENDENT: If Jermain Defoe was anxious that Emmanuel Adebayor was coming back to replace him at Tottenham, he need not have been.
THE GUARDIAN: All of Britain’s Olympic cyclists regularly mention the dangers they encounter when riding on the road.
DAILY TELEGRAPH: Stuart Lancaster last night challenged England’s most inexperienced squad for a decade to target matching the achievements of the all-conquering All Blacks.