What the back pages say: May 9

09 May 2009 08:43
DAILY MAIL: England last night delivered a bold statement of intentat the start of their Ashes summer by completing a three-day, 10-wicketthrashing of the West Indies in the first npower Test at Lord's.

Three day wonders: Strauss can savour win as new boys taste long-awaited Test glory - FULL STORY

Also: Manchester City captain Richard Dunne last night claimed Chelsea deserved to be knocked out of the Champions League by Barcelonabecause they are 'divers'.

You cry babies! Chelsea KO was justice for 'diving' says Dunne - FULL STORY

Diving shame: Manchester City defender Richard Dunne claims Chelsea deserved to lose to Barcelona for being 'divers'

THE GUARDIAN: Didier Drogba is to escape any internal club discipline for his post-match abuse of referee Tom Henning Ovrebo following Chelsea's Champions League elimination to Barcelona in midweek, though Guus Hiddink is considering withdrawing the striker from the limelight for Sunday's London derby with Arsenal.

Also: England captain Andrew Strauss singled out the man of the match Graeme Swann for special praise after the West Indies had been beaten by 10 wickets in three days.

Swann song? No, just the beginning for Strauss' new England. FULL STORY

THE SUN: Richard Dunne has accused Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo of conning referees ahead of tomorrow's Manchester derby.

Also: Guus Hiddink is on collision course with Chelsea over striker Didier Drogba.

No go: Real Madrid captain Raul has reportedly snubbed a mega-money move to Eastlands this summer

DAILY STAR: Real Madrid striker Raul has snubbed the chance of a £75million mega-money move to Manchester City.

THE TIMES: Michael Ballack, the protagonist in the ugly scenes that marred Chelsea's Champions League exit, has been rewarded with an extended contract while the club await UEFA sanctions over the affair.

Also: Arsene Wenger hinted yesterday that he will look to sign experienced players in the summer as a depressing week for Arsenal ended with good news that Theo Walcott had signed a contract extension.

DAILY EXPRESS: Sir Alex Ferguson knows Manchester City have massive incentive to win tomorrow's derby - to derail his title bid.

Also: Andrew Strauss hopes England's first win of the summer will usher in a new era of team spirit and the star era to the dustbin.

THE INDEPENDENT: UEFA's match delegate has strongly condemned Chelsea striker Didier Drogba in his formal report on the aftermath of the club's Champions League semi-final tie with Barcelona.

DAILY MIRROR: Didier Drogba and Chelsea fans have been named and shamed in the official UEFA delegate's report of the Champions League clash.

Also: England's three-day romp to victory blew a £1million hole in the Lord's coffers - and left 20,000 ticket-holders with no match to watch this weekend.

DAILY TELEGRAPH: England claimed their first Test win in eight months last night but their 10-wicket victory in just three days against an abject West Indies side means that 20,000 spectators will miss out what should have been a showpiece weekend at Lord's.

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: England v West Indies - watch the action after each session at Lord's - VIEW HERE


Source: Daily_Mail