What the papers say, Saturday, June 29, 2013
DAILY MIRROR: Brazil’s Confederation’s Cup hero Paulinho cannot wait to join Spurs - because he has been told Gareth Bale is staying.
THE SUN: Patrice Evra is set to quit Manchester United after David Moyes’ move for Leighton Baines.
DAILY TELEGRAPH: The British and Irish Lions have pledged “not to die wondering”, as they contemplate putting their entire playbook into action for the second Test at the Etihad Stadium today. Also: Putting on a show is not really Andy Murray’s style. He leaves the flamboyance to others.
THE INDEPENDENT: The Lions know it can be done - three of their coaches were members of the playing squad the last time the feat was achieved, 16 years ago in South Africa - and they understand how to do it. Also: Come rain or shine, under a roof or in the open air, Andy Murray’s progress is relentless.
THE TIMES: Andy Murray may have benefited from the roof over Centre Court, allowing his third-round match to start last night, but the No 2 seed is not a fan, tweeting that he missed it being open to the elements and saying: “It looks and sounds weird watching grass-court tennis indoors.” Also: When Laura Robson said that her third-round match against Marina Erakovic today would be tough, she was not being polite.
THE GUARDIAN: It has been 12 years in the making, two years in the planning, and six weeks in the execution. And it could all be settled today. The British and Irish Lions have the chance to win their first Test series since they beat South Africa in 1997, 16 years and a single day ago. Also: Andy Murray has hit a scary peak of form at the end of a wild week at Wimbledon.
DAILY STAR: Andy Murray last night begged the nation to stop piling on the Wimbledon pressure. Also: Manchester City are set for a new showdown with Real Madrid - this time over defender Pepe.
DAILY EXPRESS: Andy Murray steamrollered his way into the fourth round of Wimbledon with a dominant display under the roof last night. Also: Rob Howley has told the Lions to throw everything into today’s second Test to get the series over and done with.
DAILY MAIL: Andy Murray cruised into Wimbledon’s second week - and Laura Robson can help fly the flag today by becoming the British woman to reach the fourth round since Sam Smith 15 years ago. Also: The Lions have been ordered to show a ruthless streak today by completing their quest for a rare Test series success a week early.