From the Back Pages, March 10: Peter Moores plea to save job after World Cup exit

From the back pages
From the back pages

Peter Moores was clinging to his job as England head coach last night after the ignominy of defeat by Bangladesh brought his team’s dreadful World Cup campaign to a humiliating early close. (The Times)

Japan Cricket Association troll England after embarrassing World Cup exit. (The Independent)

A staggering 32.2 per cent of Real Madrid fans would drop three-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo, according to a poll in Spanish newspaper AS. (Daily Mail)

Tottenham are ready to pinch Belgian centre-back Toby Alderweireld from Southampton this summer. (The Mirror)

Manchester United 1, Arsenal 2: Danny Welbeck scores the winner against his old club to send Srsenal to Wembley. (The Guardian)

CHELSEA goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois admits he is not afraid at the prospect of facing Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic on Wednesday night. (The Express)

Aside from the emotion, the most striking feature of AP McCoy’s last Cheltenham Festival is the sheer unusualness of his departure, with its side carnival of goodbyes and hurrahs. No rider has left the stage like this, with the final contest of jump racing’s biggest meeting re-named in his honour and a jockey-cam fixed on every moment. (The Telegraph)