From the Back Pages, August 26: Manchester City’s Stevan Jovetic makes Liverpool pay with double strike

From the back pages
From the back pages

The moment that probably summed up the difference between Mario Balotelli’s old club and his new one came midway through the second half and within a few seconds of the crowd rising to acclaim Sergio Agüero’s introduction as a second-half substitute. Agüero’s first touch was to control a through ball from Jesús Navas. His second despatched the ball past Simon Mignolet for Manchester City’s third goal and another devastating reminder of their extra firepower. (The Guardian)

Brendan Rodgers has warned Mario Balotelli that his £16 million transfer to Liverpool from AC Milan represents his final opportunity to establish himself at a leading club. (The Times)

FORMER Chelsea striker and Liverpool target Samuel Eto’o is on the verge of signing for Everton. (The Express)

Manchester United close in on £65m Ángel di María from Real Madrid. Argentine winger to have medical at Manchester United on Tuesday after a British record fee is agreed with Real Madrid. (The Telegraph)

Manchester United playmaker Juan Mata has declared that the club must remain positive following their difficult start to the season, citing that change needs time. (The Mirror)

Diego Simeone has been given an eight-game ban after being sent off for tapping the fourth official’s head during Atletico Madrid’s Super Cup win over Real Madrid on Wednesday. (Daily Mail)

Andy Murray defied his own body and Dutch opponent Robin Haase to reach the second round of the US Open. (The Independent)