Paper Chase: Balotelli losing support

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Andy Carroll launched an f-word rant at Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish as his return to Newcastle turned into a nightmare.

Angry Manchester City players believe Mario Balotelli is costing them the title – and blame Roberto Mancini for letting him get away with it.

David Beckham has had a fierce bust-up with his LA Galaxy team-mates.

Gareth Bale helped fire Spurs level on points with Arsenal in the battle for third place and then roared: "We’re back and ready for the run-in."

Sunderland boss Martin O’Neill is ready to make a £2.5million bid for Stephen Warnock.

Everton are in talks over landing Steven Pienaar on a permanent transfer.

Arsenal target Yann M’Vila admits he would like to work with Arsene Wenger.

Spurs keeper Heurelho Gomes is ready to move back to PSV Eindhoven.

Croatia coach Slaven Bilic has told Luka Modric to stay at Spurs and insisted: They are a massive club.


Andy Carroll let rip with a volley of f-word abuse at Kenny Dalglish as Liverpool went into meltdown.

Roberto Mancini admits the title race will be over if Manchester United win their next two games.

Gareth Bale cranked up the pressure on Arsenal last night and warned: "We’re back."

Spurs are poised to sign Ecuadorian Christian Ramirez for £1.5million when he turns 18.

Steve Cotterill is hoping for the all-clear to make a late bid to keep Garath McCleary at Nottingham Forest.

James Collins will be offered a controversial return to Wales by Swansea boss Brendan Rodgers.


Kenny Dalglish’s Liverpool reign plunged deeper into crisis after his side’s collapse at Newcastle ended with him tearing into his players for their lack of discipline.

Chelsea pair Didier Drogba and David Luiz will receive intensive treatment in a bid to be fit for Wednesday’s Champions League clash with Benfica.

Fulham midfielder Clint Dempsey has been offered a two-year contract extension.

Former Everton midfielder Diniyar Bilyaletdinov claims he and his Russia team-mates faced a backlash in England after his country won the right to host the 2018 World Cup.

Preston’s players are considering calling in the PFA after manager Graham Westley accused them of leaking team selection and tactics to opponents Sheffield Wednesday.


Andy Carroll endured a nightmare return to Tyneside as Liverpool’s fall from grace continued. He was booked for diving, had his every touch booed and stormed down the tunnel shouting obscenities at Kenny Dalglish after being substituted.

Roberto Mancini admits Manchester City’s Premier League title hopes will be over if rivals United open up an eight-point lead by next Sunday.

Martin Jol is hoping he can talk Clint Dempsey into staying at Fulham beyond his current contract.


Mario Balotelli is at the center of another storm following a dressing-room fight with Yaya Toure.

Aston Villa are ready to offer Joe Cole the chance to revive his Premier League career.


Roberto Mancini conceded last night that Manchester City’s hopes of ending their 44-year wait for the title will be over if Manchester United win their next two matches.


Kenny Dalglish turned on two of his own players as Liverpool’s disintegrating season suffered another huge blow in a 2-0 defeat at Newcastle.

When it was all over yesterday and he was asked whether he was relieved that Tottenham Hotspur had at last emerged from their slump in the league, Harry Redknapp bristled with the kind of annoyance that suggested the pressure of finishing above Arsenal might just have been starting to tell.


Andy Carroll left the pitch swearing at Kenny Dalglish and close to tears. Pepe Reina departed after being shown a red card for his reckless butt on James Perch. Liverpool headed home both pointless and humiliated.


Roberto Mancini fears Manchester City’s hopes of winning the Premier League could be over before their next match.

Kenny Dalglish has ordered Andy Carroll to deal better with his frustration.


Celtic’s eyes are on the title – but their hearts are with Stiliyan Petrov.

Blazing Terry Butcher branded his Inverness defense the "back four from hell" after defeat by Hibs left Caley on the fringes of the relegation dogfight.

Darren Randolph vouched for Sone Aluko’s innocence in the latest dive storm – and confessed he did foul the Rangers winger.