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Wayne Rooney rescues United and Sergio Aguero saves Manchester City
Published : 19 Oct 2011 07:23:37
DAILY MAIL: Sergio Aguero and Wayne Rooney warmed up for Sunday's mouthwatering Manchester derby by giving City and United a timely Champions League boost. Ferguson hails record-breaking Rooney as United scrape past Galati in Romania Manchester City 2 Villarreal 1: Aguero keeps Euro dream alive with injury-time winner Also: On the day England trumpeted their prized status as hosts of the next World Cup in 2015, the nationalteam were subjected to a mauling from former captain Will Carling over their conduct on and off the field at this tournament. An insult to the shirt: England set-up must change from top to bottom, says Carling at 2015 launch party THE SUN: Wayne Rooney became the highest-scoring English player in Champions League history. Also: Roberto Mancini warms the best is yet to come after Sergio Aguero kickstarted City's Euro campaign. Badge kisser: Rooney celebrates after scoring a penalty for Manchester United DAILY MIRROR: Substitute Sergio Aguero grabbed a dramatic winner in the dying seconds to earn Manchester City their first Champions League win. Also: Steven Gerrard has revealed for the first time his fears that he was finished at the top level. DAILY EXPRESS: Wayne Rooney made a goalscoring return for Manchester United with a brace of penalties - but they had to work for their first Champions League win of the season. Also: Arsene Wenger has turned his back on a lucrative escape from the Emirates and pledged his commitment to Arsenal. DAILY STAR: Sergio Aguero came to the rescue with an injury time winner to keep Manchester City's Euro dream alive. Also: Skipper Nemanja Vidic was sent off as Manchester United finally grabbed their first Champions League win of the season in Romania. THE GUARDIAN: Manchester City may not have commanded the night, but there is a special joy in a win wrenched from Villarreal in stoppage time. Anything less would have made it unlikely that Roberto Mancini's side could advance to the knockout phase. Also: The Fifa president, Sepp Blatter, is this week expected to put pressure on his executive committee to introduce measures to convince a sceptical public that he is capable of meaningful reform, including the release of explosive documents that could provide proof that senior officials took bribes. Last-gasp: Aguero (third right) saved Mancini's blushes with his injury-time goal THE INDEPENDENT: In their Champions League group of death, Manchester City clung to life last night and, when it comes to the last-minute rescue act, there are few better than their match-winner Sergio Aguero. Also: Daniel Carter will receive a World Cup winner's medal if his team-mates beat France in his absence on Sunday, retain his lucrative underwear ads and remain the most idolised Kiwi by roughly the width of the Tasman Sea. THE DAILY TELEGRAPH: Now here is an Argentine striker who knows how to come off the Manchester City bench and have an immense impact in the Champions League. Sergio Aguero rose from the dugout to breath life back into City's European dream just when it seemed close to expiring. Also: Steven Gerrard, the Liverpool captain, says he feared his recent groin injury would end his career. THE TIMES: Sergio Aguero struck in stoppage time last night to earn Manchester City a first Champions League victory and send Roberto Mancini's team into Sunday's derby in good heart. Also: Sepp Blatter is preparing to announce a raft of reforms this week that could include the publication of secret court documents showing senior Fifa officials took kickbacks on World Cup television and sponsorship deals in the 1990s.