From the Back Pages, September 28: Europe turn screw on USA in dominant Ryder Cup afternoon

From the back pages
From the back pages

Day two of this meeting of Europe and the USA was defined by spectacular and, in certain cases, record-breaking, play. For the golden trophy to join the USA team on their flight back across the Atlantic on Monday, day three must edge towards the realms of miraculous. (The Guardian)

Rose adds name to list of European greats. Paul Hayward: Over four rounds the Briton has been an inspiration for Europe as they take commanding lead. (The Telegraph)

Louis van Gaal admitted Wayne Rooney deserved to be sent off as the Manchester United manager praised his depleted side and makeshift defence for clinching a vital victory. (The Times)

From Gerry Francis to Tim Sherwood Arsene Wenger has beaten, then seen off, every Tottenham manager since 1996, nine in all. It is early days, but Mauricio Pochettino, may be made of sterner stuff. Last night his developing team secured a battling draw at the Emirates and even scented a rare victory over their bitter rivals when Nacer Chadli put them ahead in the second half. However, amid intense pressure Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain equalised with 16 minutes left. (The Independent)

The old king may not be dead, but a new leader has staked his claim to enter the pantheon of Mersey derby heroes. Just when it seemed Steven Gerrard had confirmed his pre-eminence and sealed Everton’s fate, the captain from across Stanley Park stole his thunder. (The Mirror)

LIVERPOOL boss Brendan Rodgers is adamant that his side should have got a penalty during the Merseyside derby with Everton at Anfield. (The Express)

Arsene Wenger has confirmed Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere and Mikel Arteta are out for the next week, meaning the injured trio will miss Arsenal’s Champions League match against Galatasaray on Wednesday. (Daily Mail)