From the Back Pages, November 3: Steven Gerrard could follow Raul to New York

Steven Gerrard could make a trans-Atlantic move to the United States next summer. (Daily Mail)

From the back pages
From the back pages

Manchester United’s Marouane Fellaini is likely to escape Football Association punishment for an apparent spitting incident in his side’s fourth consecutive Premier League derby defeat, which left them reflecting on their worst start to a season in 28 years. (The Independent)

SPITTING MAD! Smalling and Fellaini lose the plot as Man Utd crumble to rivals City. (The Express)

Paul Lambert admitted that Christian Benteke deserved to be sent off for slapping Ryan Mason in the face, but the Aston Villa manager claimed “my daughter can throw a harder forearm than that” and suggested the Tottenham Hotspur midfielder was fortunate to escape a red card for his part in the fracas. (The Guardian)

Brendan Rodgers has a simple but, at the moment, unsolvable, explanation for Liverpool’s erratic season. Luis Suarez, scorer of 33 goals in 39 appearances last season: sold. Daniel Sturridge, scorer of 28 goals in 42 games last season: injured since August and out for at least three more games. The SAS strike force has been broken up. (The Mirror)

Lewis Hamilton cut through the atmosphere of anger and political skulduggery overshadowing Formula One to win the United States Grand Prix yesterday and underline his claim to the world championship. (The Times)

England were dealt a hammer blow to their prospects of beating the All Blacks at Twickenham on Saturday when Joe Launchbury was ruled out for eight weeks with a neck injury. (The Telegraph)