From the Back Pages, December 4: Eden Hazard, Didier Drogba and Loic Remy extend jinx

From the back pages
From the back pages

Chelsea do not need to park the bus now they have the steamroller. This was their seventh Premier League home fixture of the season, and the seventh they have won. They have now equalled the club record of 23 games unbeaten. They were totally in control against Spurs after the false dawn of the visitors’ promising start. (The Telegraph)

A classy Sergio Aguero double was complemented by Stevan Jovetic and Pablo Zabaletta strikes as Manchester City come from behind to cruise to victory at Sunderland. (Daily Mail)

ARSENE WENGER has vowed that Arsenal will win the league title again before his contract ends in 2017. (The Express)

Sevilla are monitoring Juan Mata’s situation at Manchester United - with a view to making a January move for him. (The Mirror)

Russia are funding a comprehensive “East German-style” doping programme for athletes that has been covered up at national and international levels, according to German television. (The Guardian)

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney is to undergo a scan after missing his side’s Barclays Premier League win over Stoke on Tuesday with a knee injury. (The Independent)

Hambantota (Sri Lanka won toss): England beat Sri Lanka by five wickets (D/L method). Clouds tend not to lift here at this time of the year, but England managed to blow away a dirty great cumulus that was hovering above them with their first win of the one-day series. Late hitting by Jos Buttler and another powerful effort by Moeen Ali helped them to reduce the deficit to 2-1 with four matches to play. (The Times)