From the Back Pages, March 17: ‘That was my worst day in football,’ concedes Wayne Rooney

From the back pages
From the back pages

Wayne Rooney described the atmosphere in the Manchester United dressing room as a “nightmare” after Liverpool inflicted the sixth and most humiliating home defeat of a disastrous season. (The Independent)

Steven Gerrard declared that Liverpool are ready to win their first Barclays Premier League title in 24 years after the Merseyside club embarrassed Manchester United 3-0 at Old Trafford. (Daily Mail)

DAVID MOYES lamented Mark Clattenberg’s eagerness to point to the spot, bluntly labelling some decisions as “wrong.” (The Express)

Arsene Wenger declared himself proud of the “special resilience” shown by his players during their 1-0 win at rivals Tottenham on Sunday. (The Mirror)

Mo Farah insists that his preparations for next month’s London marathon remain on track despite reports that he was unconscious for three minutes after collapsing at the end of the New York City half-marathon. (The Guardian)

Australia’s Ashes destroyer Mitchell Johnson will miss the World Twenty20 because of a toe infection. (The Telegraph)

The absurdity of a sport that has invested its reputation in the highest and most expensive technology in its history was laid bare in the darkness of Melbourne late last night. While the revellers in nearby Fitzroy Street filled the bars and toasted the success of a new Australian star, the regulators of Formula One sat in deliberation in the Albert Park circuit. (The Times)