From the Back Pages, October 31: Arsene Wenger admits Arsenal need a win after League Cup defeat at the hands of Chelsea

From the back pages
From the back pages

Arsene Wenger has admitted that Arsenal need to beat Liverpool on Saturday after two damaging home wins against big sides. (The Independent)

Uefa has ordered the partial closure of CSKA Moscow’s stadium for their next Champions League home match after the racial abuse of Yaya Toure, the Manchester City midfielder, last week. (The Times)

EXTRA TIME goals from Alvaro Negredo and Edin Dzeko were enough for Manchester City to edge past a wasteful Newcastle United in the Capital One Cup at St James’ Park this evening. (The Express)

Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic a high-priority target for Man Utd manager David Moyes in the January transfer window. (The Telegraph)

A furious Diego Maradona has labelled Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero ‘a wimp’ on the day the controversial ‘Hand of God’ forward turned 53. Aguero was married to Giannina, Maradona’s daughter, for four years and has a son, Benjamin, with her, but the two split earlier this year. (Daily Mail)

Tottenham beat Hull 8-7 on penalties to reach League Cup quarter-final.

Matt Prior will lead England in the first warm-up game of their Ashes tour, against a Western Australia Chairman’s XI, after Alastair Cook missed practice for the second day running with a stiff back. (The Guardian)


Leicester v Manchester City

Stoke v Manchester United

Sunderland/Southampton v Chelsea

Tottenham v West Ham