wHAT today’s newspapers are saying:
SUNDAY TELEGRAPH: Mark Hughes, the Queens Park Rangers manager, watched in horror as his side were denied a clear goal to take the lead against Bolton yesterday and then exploded with fury when he heard the Football Association’s reaction to more calls for the implementation of goal-line technology. Also: Wolves owner Steve Morgan last night told angry fans he would have scored if he had been playing after his side suffered a serious blow to their hopes of staying in the Premier League with a 2-0 home defeat to Blackburn.
THE SUN ON SUNDAY: Dimitar Berbatov has opened his heart on his Manchester United hell. Also: Robin van Persie is convinced Arsenal will finish third this season - ahead of North London arch-rivals Tottenham.
DAILY STAR SUNDAY: Spurs will turn to Everton boss David Moyes - if Harry Redknapp becomes the new England manager. Also: Birthday boy Didier Drogba celebrated in style by scoring his 100th Premier League goal to keep up Chelsea’s top-four chase.
SUNDAY MIRROR: Arsenal are on the brink of snatching Ajax ace Jan Vertonghen from Tottenham’s clutches. Also: Liverpool were far from amused by Sunderland’s comic cuts 1-0 winner.
MAIL ON SUNDAY: Chelsea’s caretaker manager, Roberto Di Matteo, has called in senior players at the troubled club to forge a pact to work together until the end of the season. Also: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger will take the cost of his summer spending to £35million by adding Borussia Dortmund’s £25m-rated teenage midfielder Mario Goetze to Cologne striker Lukas Podolski as his two major buys.
SUNDAY EXPRESS: Jose Mourinho has ruled out a sentimental return to Chelsea after agreeing an extension to his Real Madrid contract. Also: Cuban-born Yamile Adama wrapped herself in the British flag yesterday after winning her adopted country’s first gold medal of the World Indoor Championships.
THE PEOPLE: Mark Hughes hit the roof after QPR had a clear goal chalked off - and Bolton went on to claim a 2-1 victory. Also: Terry Connor’s shock spell as Wolves boss is set to end after just three games.
INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY: Roy Hodgson does not believe being England manager is an impossible job and says he would be flattered to be considered for the role. Also: Requiring a three-goal victory to push Arsenal out of the top four, Chelsea should have managed it, given that their opponents had Ricardo Fuller sent off for a blatant stamp after 25 minutes.
THE OBSERVER: Mark Hughes, the QPR manager, last night rounded on the Football Association on Saturday for what he claimed was an attempt to deflect attention from the match officials’ “poor” performances in his struggling side’s controversial 2-1 defeat at Bolton. Also: Stuart Lancaster’s desire to field an unchanged side against France in a match that could prove pivotal to his chances of landing the England job on a permanent basis has been thwarted by an injury to David Strettle in training.
SUNDAY TIMES: Britain ended the second day of the world indoor championships om Istanbul with four medals, thanks in part to the ‘Plastic Brits’ who have caused such controversy through the week. Also: Robin van Persie has been offered a contract by Manchester City that promises to make him the Premier League’s best-paid player.