From the Back Pages, December 11: City slicker! Super Samir Nasri smashes City into the Last 16 of the Champions League

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Roma 0 Manchester City 2; Chelsea 3 Sporting 1: The Frenchman Nasri scores one and makes one for City at the Stadio Olimpico, while Chelsea beat Sporting 3-1. (The Independent)

Sterling ready to turn down £70,000-a-week. After being offered a weekly payrise of £40,000, Liverpool youngster is understood to be unhappy with £70,000 a week wages following club’s disappointing Champions League exit. (The Telegraph)

ANDRE SCHURRLE believes that Chelsea can beat any team in the world following their 3-1 win over Sporting Libson at Stamford Bridge. (The Express)

Brendan Rodgers must take the blame for Liverpool’s elimination from the Champions League, according to former Reds boss Roy Evans. (Daily Mail)

Hereford United have been suspended from all football with immediate effect, the Football Association said in a statement. Hereford were expelled from the Conference in June over their unpaid debts and have been playing in the Southern Premier League while the local council has begun repossession proceedings for the club’s Edgar Street ground. (The Guardian)

England must return on the reserve day tomorrow needing 240 to secure the victory they need to stay in the one-day series against Sri Lanka, after rain washed out the contest at the halfway stage in Pallekele. (The Times)

Australia captain Michael Clarke completed an emotional century in the first Test against India in Adelaide. (The Mirror)