SATURDAY: England on course for qualification

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What today’s papers are saying - and check out how the Guardian is out of step with the rest!

Daily Express: England came to the party all right last night, answering critics of their dull football with a thrilling 3-2 victory against Sweden to go joint-top of Group D with France, who had beaten Ukraine 2-0. Also: England will summon the spirit of the Lions at the high temple of South African rugby today as they face the Springboks at Ellis Park one down in the three-Test series.

Daily Mirror: Danny Welbeck back-heeled a dramatic winner to rescue England’s Euro 2012 campaign. Also: Michael Owen is set to join Stoke on a free transfer from Manchester United.

Daily Star: England are on the brink of qualifying for the Euro 2012 quarter-finals after pulling off a stunning success last night. Also: What was nearly a washout became a wipeout as France floored Ukraine.

Daily Mail: Danny Welbeck’s outrageous backheel capped a magnificent England fightback as Roy Hodgson took a huge step towards qualification from Group D last night. Also: An impressive victory for France last night and a game and an occasion that will live long in the memory of all those who were here.

Daily Telegraph: Theo Walcott came off the bench to rescue England and put Roy Hodgson’s men on course for the knockout stage. Also: Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni has hit back at former captain Roy Keane’s criticism of his side’s Euro 2012 performances.

The Sun: Tottenham are poised to promote Tim Sherwood to director of football and hot up their pursuit of Andre Villas-Boas. Also: Danny Welbeck fired England to an historic victory with a stunning backheel winner.

The Guardian: A late Danny Welbeck goal saved England’s blushes after they let Sweden back into the match. Also: Shay Given has responded to Roy Keane’s criticism of the Republic of Ireland’s mentality after the loss to Spain.

The Independent: Roy Hodgson’s timely substitution helped his ragged side react to Swedish resurgence. Also: Hodgson revealed last night that he would be satisfied with a draw in the nation’s final Group D game - even though that might line up a clash with world champions Spain next Saturday.