From the Back Pages, September 29: More misery for David Moyes as feeble United are humbled by West Brom

When David Moyes said this week that there may be more days like Sunday’s humbling at the Etihad Stadium, the Manchester United manager would not dare to have imagined there would be another quite so soon. And yet that is precisely what materialised at Old Trafford this afternoon. (The Times)

Saturday, 28th September 2013, 10:37 pm
From the back pages

Aaron Ramsey ensured Arsenal emerged from a day of surprise results top of the Premier League. While all their major title rivals dropped points, the Gunners emerged as the winners of the weekend thanks to the Wales midfielder’s display on home soil. (The Independent)

John Terry’s second-half header secured a point for ten-men Chelsea after Fernando Torres saw red for two yellow cards. (The Mirror)

This was a sobering dose of reality for Manuel Pellegrini after the euphoria of last Sunday and his Manchester City players appear to be suffering from nausea inflicted by the diesel fumes of the team bus. City, and Pellegrini, are still waiting for a first Premier League away victory of the season and failing to win at Cardiff, Stoke and Aston Villa will only raise inevitable question marks over whether the Chilean can repeat Roberto Mancini’s title triumph of 2012. (The Telegraph)

TWO quickfire second half goals from strike partners Rickie Lambert and Pablo Osvaldo were enough to see off Crystal Palace at St Mary’s as Southampton recorded their first home league win since March. (The Express)

Derby have parted company with manager Nigel Clough. The Sky Bet Championship club made the announcement on Saturday evening just hours after the Rams’ 1-0 defeat to East Midlands rivals Nottingham Forest. (Daily Mail)

Marianne Vos, the undisputed No1 in women’s road racing, continued her domination by defending her world title on a tough circuit in Tuscany with a solo victory to beat Emma Johansson of Sweden and Rossella Ratto of Italy. Over the 140km, Vos produced a ride as dominating as her win last year on home turf in Valkenberg or her Olympic title last July in London. Great Britain’s silver medallist back then, Lizzie Armitstead, was unable to hold the pace in the decisive phase and trailed home in 19th, more than five minutes behind. (The Guardian)