From the Back Pages, March 16: Wayne Rooney mocks knockout video with goal celebration as Man United down Spurs

From the back pages
From the back pages

WAYNE ROONEY celebrated scoring against Tottenham in style by mocking a viral video of him boxing in his kitchen. (The Express)

Jose Mourinho declared that Arsenal have made it a three-way race for the Premier League title after Chelsea squandered the chance to take an eight-point lead at the top of the table. (The Telegraph)

Lewis Hamilton won the final race of last season to become world champion. In Australia today, he won the first race of the new season and made himself overwhelming favourite to become champion for the third time. (The Times)

Roberto Martinez claims a turning point after Romelu Lukaku calms Everton’s relegation fears. (The Independent)

Gareth Bale released his frustration after weeks of abuse from Real Madrid supporters when he scored his 15th goal of the season against Levante. Real Madrid are attempting to close the five-point lead that rivals Barcelona possess at the top of La Liga, a week ahead of next Sunday’s El Clasico duel. And Wales star Bale got them off to a perfect start, scoring the first with a clinical volley inside the area. He then appeared to nick the second following Cristiano Ronaldo’s strike. (Daily Mail)

Apart from a couple of barbs about Graeme Souness and the other pundits José Mourinho sneeringly believes are “paid to wear my suit”, Chelsea were on their best behaviour and wanted everyone to see as much. Mourinho rarely left his dugout. His players kept their distance from the referee even after the borderline decision for Southampton’s penalty and the manager was a model of restraint when he was asked whether Chelsea should have had a spot kick of their own. “You will have to control me,” he said, turning to his press officer in the next seat. (The Guardian)

Cristiano Ronaldo has claimed yet another prestigious accolade - by becoming the most liked person on Facebook. (The Mirror)