From the Back Pages, September 26: David Luiz: I turned to God when I was dropped by Jose Mourinho at Chelsea

From the back pages
From the back pages

David Luiz who, having been axed entirely from the Chelsea squad who beat Fulham on Saturday, admitted that he sometimes sought strength and guidance from his religious faith. (Telegraph)

Glory, glory Man United? Hardly, but it’s a start. David Moyes at last achieved a win against one of the Premier League elite — fourth time of asking and in the Capital One Cup, but he’ll take it. (Daily Mail)

Arsenal found the Capital One Cup a less hospitable playground than the Premier League and required penalties to advance to a fourth-round meeting with Chelsea. West Bromwich Albion cared little for their status as league leaders and had little difficulty in enforcing a shut-out in extra-time after the match ended 1-1 in normal time. (Independent)

Lewis Holtby says his Tottenham side are determined to beat Chelsea this weekend and prove they are genuine title contenders. (Mirror)

SIR BEN AINSLIE proved himself to be one of the greatest match-racing sailors of all time yesterday as he masterminded a recovery beyond imagination to capture the America’s Cup. (Express)

Stephen Lee’s career in snooker looks to be over after he was handed a record 12-year ban by a tribunal in the most significant fixing case in the sport’s history. (Times)

The individual time trial world championship remains unfinished business for Sir Bradley Wiggins after the Olympic champion finished well off the pace set by the German Tony Martin, who was in a class of his own en route to his third successive world title at the discipline. His victory margin of 46sec was a conclusive one and it came after his Omega Pharma – Quick-Step team took gold in the weekend’s team time trial championship. (Guardian)