From the Back Pages, March 2: Defiant Chelsea winners again at Wembley under José Mourinho

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Capital One Cup Cup final:Chelsea 2 Tottenham 0: It had been far too long without a trophy for Chelsea’s liking – certainly too long for José Mourinho’s mind. That winning feeling returned with an entirely deserved Capital One Cup final triumph that they will feel is merely the start of their success in the Portuguese’s second spell in charge. (The Times)

Chelsea vs Tottenham: Five things we learnt in Capital One Cup final: Jose Mourinho again proved he is the master of the big occasion - and four other lessons from Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Spurs. (The Telegraph)

This was a match that turned two seasons. For Manchester City, five points behind Chelsea, having played a game more, it was the moment their grip on their title loosened, perhaps fatally. For Liverpool, this was a wildly improbable victory which makes it likelier than not they will finish in the Champions League places. (The Independent)

Arsenal 2-0 Everton: Gunners fire perfect riposte to Monaco defeat as Olivier Giroud and Tomas Rosicky strike against Toffees. (Daily Mail)

Mercedes chairman Toto Wolff has rubbished reports that Lewis Hamilton is set to be offered a new £1m-a-week contract. (The Mirror)

Kevin Pietersen intends to seek out talks with the England and Wales Cricket Board regarding the prospect of an international return after the incoming chairman, Colin Graves, appeared to hint at softening their stance towards the exiled batsman. (The Guardian)

IRELAND remain on course for their first back-to-back outright championships since 1949 after England’s Grand Slam ambitions unravelled in ugly fashion in Dublin yesterday. (The Express)