From the Back Pages, February 10: Snowboarder Jenny Jones wins Britain’s first ever medal on snow

She had never stepped on a snowboard until she tried the sport on a Bristol dry ski slope aged 16. But Jenny Jones will go down in the record books as the first British athlete to win a medal on snow in 90 years of the Winter Olympics. (The Guardian)

From the back pages
From the back pages

England have decided to invest in Alastair Cook’s captaincy and Kevin Pietersen could not be trusted to be part of that future. That was the main thrust of a statement from the England and Wales Cricket Board released last night explaining why the two had parted company. (The Telegraph)

Manchester United 2 Fulham 2: Manchester United’s newfound capacity for implosion still does not cease to surprise. This was one occasion when, like the old days, they seemed to have snatched victory from the jaws of defeat in the closing stages, but there was still time for Darren Bent to equalise for Fulham in the final seconds of this extraordinary match. (The Times)

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EMMANUEL ADEBAYOR gave Tottenham a priceless win as they overcame a stubborn Everton side at White Hart Lane. (The Express)

Former Arsenal defender David O’Leary has reacted to the Gunners’ 5-1 drubbing at Liverpool by stating the FA Cup is their best chance of winning silverware this season. (Daily Mail)

Manchester United boss David Moyes could be set to spend a large chunk of his summer transfer budget on two defenders. As part of a drastic summer overhaul the Scot is reportedly planning to splash £45m on Seamus Coleman and Luke Shaw. (The Mirror)

As a symbol of the poverty of Scotland’s effort on Calcutta Cup day, it was bang on the money: far more striking than the anonymity of their back division, the impotence of their pack or the wretched state of a worm-infested pitch. Long after it had become obvious that England would win easily, but with plenty of time still left on the clock, a streaker attempted to inject some pace and urgency into the home side’s performance. It was a pitiful effort – the poor sap did not even manage to remove his kilt, let alone reach the field of play – but he was still the pick of his countrymen. (The Independent)