From the Back Pages, Saturday April 13: ‘Mancini taunts England boss’

ROBERTO MANCINI has taunted England boss Roy Hodgson after labelling Manchester City’s post-season tour to America a ‘holiday’. Hodgson is unhappy that both City and Chelsea will spend a week in the US at the end of the season. Now City boss Mancini has wound up Hodgson even more after admitting his club’s six-day trip to New York will be a jolly. (The Star)

SCHOOLBOY Guan Tianlang was slapped with one-shot penalty for slow play on his Masters debut - by an English referee. The 14-year-old, the youngest player to ever tee up at Augusta, is the first to be ever penalised at the first Major of the year. His playing partner Ben Crenshaw, a double Masters champion, claimed he felt “sick” about the decision. (Daily Mirror)

ARSENE WENGER will splash the cash this summer in a bid to end Arsenal’s eight-year wait for a trophy. To the pain of Gunners fans, the Frenchman has repeatedly refused to part with big money - but now he has had enough. Ex-Arsenal vice-chairman David Dein insists Wenger now knows it is time to spend. (Daily Express)

PAOLO DI CANIO admits he will be a ‘donkey’ if he takes Sunderland down. But the new Black Cats boss has promised to prove he is an Italian ‘stallion’ instead. His side are hovering just above the drop zone — on goal difference — going into tomorrow’s Tyne-Wear derby at Newcastle. And Di Canio said: “If it doesn’t work, ‘Di Canio is a donkey — bye bye’. But I’m sure Di Canio is a stallion. And I will deliver for my players. (The Sun)