READ about this and find out what other sport stories are making the headlines in today’s UK newspapers - Saturday, October 8, 2011.
Daily Mail: Wayne Rooney soured England`s qualification for next summer`s European Championships after being sent off for a petulant kick at an opponent. Also: Darren Fletcher has shrugged off tonsilitis to fly to Scotland`s aid in their Euro 2012 qualifier in Liechtenstein tonight.
The Guardian: England advanced to the Euro 2012 finals, despite a red card for Wayne Rooney, who was sent off for the second time in his international career. Also: Leeds coach Brian McDermott is proud to be flying the flag for British coaches.
Daily Star: England will start their Euro 2012 bid without Wayne Rooney. Also: Lewis Moody leads England`s assault on a World Cup semi-final spot today, telling his players: Show no fear.
Daily Mirror: Nottingham Forest want Nigel Clough to `come home` as their new manager. Also: Jenson Button has urged Lewis Hamilton to stay at McLaren and keep Britain`s Formula One Dream Team together.
The Independent: England`s plans for next summer`s European Championships were dealt a huge blow before they had even started last night, when Wayne Rooney`s red card for a needless kick meant he will miss the first, and possibly the second, game of the campaign. Also: Kevin Pietersen says he has several goals still to achieve with England.
The Sun: Wayne Rooney said sorry to Fabio Capello for his red-card madness as England stuttered into the Euro 2012 finals. Also: English football`s hottest sensation Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has revealed how he could have played for the Irish.. London Irish.
Daily Express: Wolves owner Steve Morgan fears Premier League clubs will face “serious financial trouble” unless a wage cap is introduced. Also: Rob Burrow is delighted so many academy products will be playing on both sides of the Grand Final today.
The Times: England will have to cope without Wayne Rooney for the first two matches of next summer`s European Championships after his shocking sending-off marred last night`s 2-2 draw with Montenegro. Also: Mark Hughes admitted yesterday that he is keen to manage Chelsea.
The Telegraph: On a stormy night in the Balkans, England made heavy weather of reaching Euro 2012. Also: Blackburn Rovers` ground-breaking friendly against Pune FC in India was marred by further demonstrations against manager Steve Kean.