From the Back Pages, October 16: England reach World Cup with Wembley victory over Poland

From the back pages
From the back pages

Congratulations to Wayne Rooney, congratulations to Steven Gerrard, but most of all congratulations to Roy Hodgson, who has steered his England side to next summer’s World Cup unbeaten. The lid comes off Wembley as the entire country celebrates. (The Guardian live match blog)

Comment: Time for the tandem act of Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard to come to an end for England. (The Independent)

Ravel Morrison inspired England’s Under-21s to an easy victory in this Euros qualifier to continue his transformation from bad boy to poster boy. (The Mirror)

Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko added himself to the list of Premier League stars at next year’s World Cup as Bosnia secured their place in Brazil. (Daily Mail)

Cardiff manager Malky Mackay comes out on top following meeting with Vincent Tan, the Premier League club’s billionair owner. (The Telegraph)

MANCHESTER CITY are set to be given a timely Sergio Aguero fillip after Argentina released him from international duty. (The Express)

The son of the man who helped to pull Niki Lauda from the wreck of his burning Ferrari in 1976 was killed today in a crash in Australia. (The Times)