From the Back Pages, February 11: Next QPR manager: Michael Laudrup emerges as favourite after Tim Sherwood interest cools

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Michael Laudrup is the new favourite for the Queens Park Rangers job after Tim Sherwood pulled out of the running. (The Mirror)

Liverpool vs Tottenham match report: Mario Balotelli scores Premier League goal for Reds to sink Spurs in thriller at Anfield. (The Independent)

Nigel Pearson says that he can look after himself and so, on this evidence, can his Leicester City team. Two goals down despite having made a decent fist of the first half, they staged a stirring comeback and, when they departed north London, they could not fathom how they had done so empty-handed. (The Guardian)

Manchester United are watching £30million-rated Palermo striker Paulo Dybala. (Daily Mail)

Situation critical for Aston Villa and this apparent “false narrative” is on course to end with relegation to the Championship. Villa are now in the bottom three after another chastening evening for Paul Lambert as Hull coasted to only their third Premier League victory at home this season, inspired by Dame N’Doye on his full debut for the club. (The Telegraph)

English football’s top clubs are richer to the tune of an astonishing £5.136 billion after the Barclays Premier League agreed a record new domestic television deal. The figure represents an 70.2 per cent increase of more than £2 billion on the existing three-year agreement, matching even the highest expectations of a boom. (The Times)

MIDDLESBROUGH moved to the top of the Championship as they won 2-1 at Blackpool in a thrilling finale at Bloomfield Road. (The Express)