From the Back Pages, October 13: Roy Hodgson DENIES intention to substitute goalscorer Wayne Rooney moments before scoring

ENGLAND boss Roy Hodgson denies he had decided to substitute Wayne Rooney immediately before the captain’s winning goal against Estonia. (The Express)

From the back pages
From the back pages

Ranked 81st in the world by Fifa, Estonia are the kind of team that, with all usual deference, England should have no problems beating. And when there are only ten Estonians on the pitch there really can be no excuses. (The Independent)

Former Chelsea midfield Michael Essien has been forced to deny he has ebola. (The Mirror)

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Mesut Ozil wants to quit Arsenal as soon as January and the Gunners are ready to do business. Bayern Munich are lining up a bid of around £30million for Ozil, who joined Arsenal from Real Madrid last summer for a club record £42.5m. (Daily Mail)

David Moyes is ready to return to football and believes he is “better-equipped” as a manager after his turbulent spell at Manchester United. (The Telegraph)

Lewis Hamilton dedicated his victory in Russia’s first Formula One Grand Prix to Jules Bianchi, who remains in a critical condition in a Japanese hospital after his high-speed crash at Suzuka last Sunday. (The Guardian)

Muhammad Ali, the boxer famed for his lightning speed and even quicker tongue, is now so ill from Parkinson’s that he can barely talk, according to his brother. (The Times)