READ more about this and find out what other sport stories are making the headlines in today’s UK national newspapers - Monday, August 29, 2011.
THE GUARDIAN: First and second in the Premier League, yet to drop a point, and the architects of a day of humiliation for north London by an aggregate scoreline of 13-3. There is added vigour to the Manchester swagger today. Also: The shock silenced the stadium and for the briefest moment the bang of the starter’s pistol echoed loud in the ears of the dumbstruck crowd. By that point Usain Bolt was several strides down the track.
THE INDEPENDENT: After the heaviest defeat of his managerial career yesterday, Arsene Wenger accepted he had been humiliated while insisting his record demanded he be given more time. Also: If this keeps up Manchester City fans, with their backs-to-the-game Poznan celebration, are going to miss a lot of football. What they do see, however, will be worth watching.
THE TIMES: A humiliated Arsene Wenger vowed to carry on as manager after Arsenal were thrashed 8-2 by Manchester United at Old Trafford yesterday, deepening the sense of crisis engulfing the North London club. Also: For a man who has rocked the sporting world off its axis with his seismic speed, it was apposite that when it all went wrong for Usain Bolt he was going nowhere fast.
THE SUN: Arsene Wenger refuses to quit as Arsenal boss - despite feeling humiliated by his thrashing. Also: Lewis Hamilton last night made two apologies after a crash in Belgium left his title hopes in tatters.
DAILY STAR: Champions Manchester United trumped title rivals City with a stunning demolition job on shell-shocked Arsenal. Also: Four-goal Edin Dzeko led the way as Manchester City stormed back to the top of the Premier League - for just 150 minutes.
DAILY MIRROR: Wayne Rooney hailed Manchester United’s “brilliant” display as Sir Alex Ferguson’s rampant side humiliated Arsenal. Also: Usain Bolt’s World dream fell apart as he jumped the gun and wrecked the 100m final.
DAILY MAIL: Wayne Rooney led Manchester United to a spectacular eight-goal demolition of Arsenal on a day the champions answered an emphatic title statement from Manchester City. Also: Usain Bolt lost his World Championship title - and his invincible mystique - when he was sensationally disqualified from the 100 metres final for a false start here yesterday.
DAILY EXPRESS: The Manchester clubs went goal crazy yesterday to leave north London’s big two in despair. Also: Mo Farah was told he can make it count at next year’s Olympics in London after winning silver in the 10,000metres at the World Championships yesterday.
DAILY TELEGRAPH: After their most humiliating result since the days when the Queen Vic was a monarch and not a pub, Arsenal stand at a crossroads and their greatest fear must be that Arsene Wenger will blindly lead them up another cul-de-sac. Also: This was one for the thesaurus. A match to have a reporter struggling for superlatives, just as Younes Kaboul was left trailing Edin Dzeko and Michael Dawson clutching at air as Sergio Aguero powered past.