What the back pages of the papers say - Monday, April 13
13 April 2009 08:04
DAILY MAIL: Manchester City manager Mark Hughes came under fire fromhis own disgruntled supporters yesterday as his team crashed 3-1 athome to Fulham in the Barclays Premier League.
Robinho gamble backfires as fans lose patience with Manchester City boss HughesAlso: Phil Mickelson hitsix birdies in his first nine holes in an attempt to mount one of thegreatest comebacks of all time at Augusta yesterday.
Cabrera the Master! Argentine star holds his nerve to edge out Perry in thrilling play-off Trouble man: Robinho sits on the bench with fellow Brazilian Elano
THE SUN: Obafemi Martins' Newcastle future is in the balance after his late withdrawal from the relegation clash at Stoke.
THE MIRROR: Mark Hughes faced the fury of the Manchester City fans for the first time after leaving out Robinho and seeing his side slump to a sixth home defeat.
Also: Rio Ferdinand is on course to be fit for Manchester United's must-win Champions League tie with Porto.
DAILY STAR: Arsenal have been told only a catastrophic blow-up will stop them finishing fourth this season.
Also: Mark Hughes was targeted for abuse by his own fans as Manchester City crashed to defeat at home to Fulham yesterday.
DAILY EXPRESS: Fernando Torres has told Chelsea not to take their passage into the Champions League semi-finals for granted and warned Liverpool are plotting another stunning European comeback.
Also: Chelsea's players are hoping Guus Hiddink changes his mind and stays in charge - but are planning a champions' send-off for him just in case he is not for turning.
THE TIMES: Mark Hughes was facing a rising tide of opposition from Manchester City supporters last night after the club slumped to their fifth defeat in six matches.
THE DAILY TELEGRAPH: Kenny Perry and Angel Cabrera looked as though they could barely stand up on the first tee but somehow they coped.
THE GUARDIAN: The small, and small-minded, who refused to accept Phil Mickelson as a great golfer was surely reduced to a membership for one yesterday as the Californian left-hander charged up the leaderboard on the afternoon at the 73rd Masters, transforming what threatened to be a mundane afternoon into one of themost compelling occasions in recent Augusta memory.
Also: Aston Villa and Everton have all but conceded defeat in their pursuit of Champions League football after yesterday's 3-3 draw between the sides prompted Martin O'Neill and David Moyes to admit that catching Arsenal and finishing fourth looks beyond them.
THE INDEPENDENT: Rafael Benitez expects to be able to set about Liverpool's monumental Champions League challenge at Chelsea tomorrow night with StevenGerrard playing from the start.