Joey Barton booted out of Newcastle for tweet rants and England bask in Trent Bridge glory

02 August 2011 06:28
DAILY MAIL: Andrew Strauss vowed his England team will keep getting better after the 319-run thrashing of India in the second test at Trent Bridge that moved them closer to taking the tourists' crown as world No 1.

Simply the best: Andrew Strauss says England will only get better after 319-run thrashing of India

Also: Joey Barton was kicked out of Newcastle United last night afterowner Mike Ashley finally lost his patience with the star midfielder's online rants against the club.

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THE SUN: Joey Barton was ruthlessly booted out of Newcastle after a Twitter rant at owner Mike Ashley - and a bust-up with boss Alan Pardew.

Also: Andrew Strauss watched his troops trounce India at Trent Bridge and warned: We will get even better.

DAILY STAR: Joey Barton was dumped on the transfer list last night.

Also: Andrew Strauss saluted his outstanding world beaters as they thumped India to go 2-0 up - then told them to complete the job.

DAILY MIRROR: England left India's world no.1 status in tatters yesterday - and captain Andrew Strauss warned: 'There's more to come.'

Also: Wesley Sneijder will become a Manchester United player this week - if he accepts a change to how he is paid.

On top of the world: England are on the brink of becoming the No 1 team

DAILY EXPRESS: Joey Barton was yesterday booted out of Newcastle United by exasperated owner Mike Ashley who has made the controversial midfielder available on a free transfer.

Also: Andrew Strauss hailed his 'outstanding' England players after they went 2-0 up over India - but warned his side they must not drop their standards if they are to clinch the world No 1 spot.

THE TIMES: Andrew Strauss believes that England overcame one of their biggest challenges in their path towards the No 1 spot with an 'outstanding' victory in the second npower Test against India.

Also: You cannot say that Mario Balotelli does not listen to his manager at Manchester City; it did not take him long to acquire the selfish streak that Roberto Mancini nudged him about on Sunday evening.

THE INDEPENDENT: England are so close to their target they can almost touch it.

Also: The long-running Cesc Fabregas transfer saga is threatening to affect Arsenal's pursuit of the Valencia winger Juan Mata with the Spain international likely to cost more because of a clause in his contract triggered over the weekend.

DAILY TELEGRAPH: England beat India by 319 runs at Trent Bridge yesterday, overcoming the world's best Test team for the second match in succession.

Also: Chris Ashton revealed last night that the England players who spent the weekend celebrating Mike Tindall's wedding to Zara Phillips were shown no mercy during training yesterday.

THE GUARDIAN: India's claim to be the foremost Test match side in the world lay in tatters in Nottingham yesterday evening.

Also: When England fly to New Zealand at the end of this month they will be leaving some seriously deflated players back at home.

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Source: Daily_Mail