What Sunday’s papers are saying:
THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY: Two of the Premier League’s most beleaguered managers found respite yesterday as West Ham’s Sam Allardyce and Manchester United’s David Moyes both emerged from must-win games with victories. Also: An England recall for Adam Johnson is improbable, but with Theo Walcott this week ruled out of the World Cup the right-winger has chosen a good time to hit form.
SUNDAY EXPRESS: Adnan Januzaj put the smile back on David Moyes’ face after the worst spell of his managerial career. Also: Arsene Wenger has told England that Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is the man to succeed Steven Gerrard at the heart of the national side’s midfield.
MAIL ON SUNDAY: Manchester United misfit Anderson is on the verge of joining Italian club Fiorentina to herald the start of a big clear-out by David Moyes at Old Trafford. Also: Kevin Pietersen’s England future looked even bleaker last night when Test skipper Alastair Cook declined the opportunity to offer the batsman his unqualified support.
DAILY STAR SUNDAY: David Moyes has dismissed the idea that he was under pressure going into last night’s match against Swansea. Also: Crisis-torn West Ham are ready to send a SOS message to Malky Mackay this week.
SUNDAY MIRROR: West Ham produced a battling display to save Sam Allardyce’s job. Also: John Terry is considering a shock international return.
SUN ON SUNDAY: Papiss Cisse is set to rock Newcastle by quitting for a mega-bucks move to Qatar. Also: Andy Carroll helped wounded West Ham overcome their agony by inspiring them to a crucial victory.
SUNDAY PEOPLE: Manuel Pellegrini believes his prolific Manchester City side can outscore his Real Madrid Galacticos on the way to Premier League glory. Also: Manchester United hauled themselves back from the brink of crisis last night - thanks to another helping of Fergie time.
SUNDAY TIMES: Managers want the Football Association to tackle the English game’s epidemic of sackings by imposing sanctions on clubs who flout employment laws when changing technical staff. Also: David Moyes hailed a 2-0 win over Swansea City as “a lot more like it” after Manchester United avoided the ignominy of their worst losing streak in 53 years.
SUNDAY TELEGRAPH: Manchester United manager David Moyes is still in talks to bring Real Madrid defender Fabio Coentrao to Old Trafford on loan for the rest of the season. Also: Jose Mourinho might be more sanguine of attitude and more silver of hair, but here in the East Riding yesterday it felt suspiciously like 2005 all over again as his machine-like Chelsea side restored themselves at the summit of the Premier League.
THE OBSERVER: David Moyes backed Adnan Januzaj to establish himself as one of the world’s greatest footballers after another demonstration of the teenager’s precocious gifts in Manchester United’s return to winning ways. Also: Manuel Pellegrini pipping David Moyes to the most recent manager-of-the-month award was hardly a surprise; the only question is to what extent it presages the rest of the season.