From the Back Pages, February 13: Branislav Ivanovic has no case to answer for ‘head-butt’, the FA says

From the back pages
From the back pages

Branislav Ivanovic will not face any action after he was accused of head-butting Everton’s James McCarthy in the 86th minute of Chelsea’s 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge last night. (The Times)

Next Aston Villa manager: Tim Sherwood, Glenn Hoddle and Michael Laudrup linked with replacing Paul Lambert. (The Independent)

Steve McClaren has distanced himself from the managerial vacancy at Aston Villa. The Derby boss has been linked with the post since Paul Lambert was sacked on Wednesday night. (The Telegraph)

Chris Ramsey has been given the job of Queens Park Rangers’ manager until the end of the season, with confirmation expected imminently. The 52-year-old stepped up from his role at the club’s academy last week to assume caretaker charge after the departure of Harry Redknapp and he has impressed greatly in a short space of time. (The Guardian)

Andy Carroll is set to be out for two months in a massive blow for the West Ham striker. (The Mirror)

As well as scoring Manchester City’s crucial second goal against Stoke on Wednesday night, James Milner also managed to earn a new record.

The energetic midfielder managed to cover more ground in a single game than any other player so far this season. (Daily Mail)

ENGLAND women’s midfielder Fara Williams thinks playing away from Wembley could be beneficial to the side as they try and compete with the USA, and will help build the sport as they showcase it around the country. (The Express)