From the Back Pages, March 9: Samuel Eto’o proves age is just a number as Chelsea go seven points clear

Samuel Eto’o’s message was pretty clear. As the Chelsea striker watched his shot slip between Hugo Lloris’s legs, he turned and wheeled away, racing towards the corner flag. When he approached it, he slowed, doubled over, and clasped his back, a mock grimace of discomfort on his face. Not bad, he was saying, for an old man. Not bad at all. (The Times)

From the back pages
From the back pages

Maybe, just maybe, Arsenal are finally going to deliver on their perennial promise. The Premier League title is drifting out of reach, their Champions’ League campaign appears doomed, but after pulling away from Everton in the last quarter of this FA Cup quarter-final Arsène Wenger’s team are two matches from winning their first trophy in nine years. (The Express)

David Moyes was pleased with his Manchester United side as they eased past West Brom. Goals from Phil Jones, Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck saw the slumping champions run out comfortable winners at the Hawthorns. (The Mirror)

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ARSENE WENGER insists that by his calculation Jack Wilshere has plenty of time to be ready for the World Cup – but warned Roy Hodgson not to take him if he is anything less than 100 per cent fit. (The Express)

France were a little bit less poor than Scotland. That, sadly, is the only way of summing up this dreadfully mediocre match. They snatched a late victory with a penalty from replacement Jean Marc Doussain, but it was a hollow success because their performance was at times so utterly wretched. (The Telegraph)

Doctors treating Michael Schumacher have told the Formula One legend’s family that the chances of recovery are now so slim that only ‘a miracle’ can save him. (Daily Mail)

Britain’s Richard Kilty bills himself as the Teesside Tornado and in 6.49 seconds of energetic puff and pump and fury he lived up to his name to become the world 60m indoor champion. (The Guardian)