READ more about this and find out what other stories are making the sports headlines in today’s UK national newspapers - Sunday, June 3, 2012.
THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH: England will go into Euro 2012 with a win under their belts but a crisis at the heart of their defence, as John Terry and Gary Cahill both suffered injuries during last night’s 1-0 victory over Belgium at Wembley. Also: Aiden O’Brien and his 19-year-old son, Joseph, made Derby history in front of the Queen, at the first of her Diamond Jubilee engagements, and a crowd of 130,000 on Epsom Downs yesterday when they became the first father-son trainer-jockey combination to win the world’s most important Flat race.
THE SUN: Danny Welbeck started the Diamond Jubilee celebrations by lifting England’s Euro 2012 hopes. Also: Teenage jockey Joseph O’Brien, 19, etched his family name into racing history as Camelot, trained by his dad Aiden, won The Derby.
DAILY STAR SUNDAY: England boss Roy Hodgson blasted Belgium star dries Mertens for the challenge which could put Gary Cahill out of Euro 2012. Also: New Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers wants to splash #20million on three players.
SUNDAY MIRROR: Roy Hodgson was hit by a double injury blow last night, just five days before Euro 2012 kicks off. Also: Roberto Martinez has set his sights on the Tottenham job as Harry Redknapp tries to sort out his White Hart Lane future.
THE PEOPLE: Danny Welbeck sparked a Jubilee weekend jubilation as he gave Roy Hodgson’s England the perfect send-off to Euro 2012. Also: Tim Sherwood has emerged as a leading contender to replace Paul Lambert at Norwich.
SUNDAY EXPRESS: Danny Welbeck showed a touch of class to grab his first England goal - and put himself in pole position to start against France at Euro 2012. Also: Paul Lambert will go back to Norwich to make Grant Holt his first Aston Villa signing.
THE INDEPENDENT: England were left angry last night by a challenge that threatened them with losing another player for the European Championship. The Chelsea defender Gary Cahill went to hospital with a jaw injury, having been substituted in the first 20 minutes of the 1-0 win over Belgium. Also: Norwich City bowed to the inevitable yesterday and gave Paul Lambert their best wishes after he was appointed manager of Aston Villa.
THE OBSERVER: England suffered a potentially serious setback in their final game before Euro 2012 when the first-choice central defenders, John Terry and Gary Cahill, sustained injuries that could rule them out of the tournament. Also: Malky McKay and Chris Hughton were installed as favourites for the vacancy at Norwich yesterday after Aston Villa officially confirmed the appointment of Paul Lambert as their new manager.
THE SUNDAY TIMES: The good: Scott Parker and man-of-the-match Steven Gerrard are beginning to look a partnership in midfield, Wayne Rooney returned, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain made a promising England start, Danny Welbeck scored a wonderful first England goal. The bad: A fresh injury disaster threatens Roy Hodgson. Also: A horse named after the court of a king proved a fitting winner to set before the Queen at the start of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
THE MAIL ON SUNDAY: Manchester United have been told they will have to pay #72million to land top targets Luka Modric, Leighton Baines and Cheick Tiote this summer. Also: England’s Euro 2012 plans have been hit by another worrying injury to a key player.